On Saturday night, while the world was — well, not slumbering, because the entire world was watching Beyonce's Lemonade HBO special. We had no idea what it was, but, as it turns out, people were correct in predicting that Beyoncé would drop an album. In fact, what she gave us was a visual album, in which we watched video after video interspersed by poetry and narration. It made us worry about her marriage. It made us worry about her parents. It made us sob incoherently into our hands. It made us wonder who is Becky from Lemonade . Because on the song "Sorry," Beyoncé declares that her man "better call Becky with the good hair," and everyone wants to know who this mysterious Becky is and whether or not her hair is truly better than Beyoncé's.
Update: Early Sunday morning, Rachel Roy, who was rumored to have been the reason behind Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Solange's elevator fight in 2014, posted a photo on Instagram with the caption: "Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. live in the light #nodramaqueens.” Roy's account has since been made private.
Earlier: The answer to that question is a little difficult for many fans to answer because, well, neither Jay Z or Beyoncé seem to know a Becky. Neither of them have mentioned one in a song before, nor have they ever been connected to a person named Becky. The only celebrity who has been connected with a Becky in any big way in the news would be Taylor Swift, i.e. in 2014 when she wore that no its Becky shirt in response to that famous internet meme in which someone purposefully confused a picture of her with that of their friend Becky. Of course, the chances of Taylor Swift being "Becky with the good hair" is pretty slim to none. She does have good hair, but she doesn't spend much time hanging out with Beyoncé or Jay Z.
But then there's the fact that Becky is, among other things, a slang term for a white girl, so "Becky with the good hair" could, in fact, just be an anonymous woman being used for effect. In light of the intense focus on black culture that is threaded throughout the special and throughout the album, that would be most likely the answer coming from Queen Bey.
After all, despite speculation that Lemonade is about Beyoncé and Jay Z, the concept of the video quickly moved away from that and into numerous other issues and subjects, both real and symbolic. Which means Becky is unlikely to be a real person at all. Of course, the internet has their own guesses about who this Becky could be.
In the meantime, we've got an awesome album and an even more awesome song to listen to. I think we're winning no matter what, guys.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its original version.