LA Police are investigating claims that Rachel Roy’s social media accounts were hacked by Beyonce fans around the release of ‘Lemonade’.
At the time, the fashion designer denied rumours that she is the woman ‘Becky’ referenced in the song ‘Sorry’ about infidelity. On the track, the star sings the line: “He only want me when I’m not on there / He better call Becky with the good hair”.
Roy, a long-time friend of the rapper, became the centre of rumours after she posted a selfie, hours after the album dropped, that appeared to be a response to the description.
She captioned the now deleted image: “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.”
The fashion designer was subjected to abuse from the singer’s supporters online.
Now, according to TMZ, police claim according to documents they have obtained, that Roy called them a few days later saying her Gmail and iCloud accounts had been hacked. She also said her cell phone number had been changed without her permission. She believes she was hacked following the “Good hair don’t care” IG post.
At the time, she made a statement denying the theory that she is ‘Becky’.
“I want to put the speculation and rumors to rest. My Instagram post was meant to be fun and lighthearted, it was misunderstood as something other than that,” she said.
“There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumours.”
She added: “Consequently, online haters have targeted me and my daughters in a hurtful and scary manner, including physical threats. As a mother – and I know many mothers would agree – I feel that bullying in any form is harmful and unacceptable.
“I would hope that the media sees the real issue here – the issue of cyber bullying – and how it should not be tolerated by anyone.”