Designer Rachel Roy felt the sting of social media after a swarm of Beyonce fans descended on Roy’s Instagram and Twitter accounts and Wikipedia page Sunday.
After Beyoncé released her new album “Lemonade” Saturday night, Roy posted a picture on Instagram captioned “Good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.” Beyoncé fans interpreted it as a reference to the adultery-themed fourth track on “Lemonade” titled, “Sorry,” on which she sings “He only want me when I’m not there. He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Whether or not she’s “Becky,” Roy removed the post and made her Instagram account private after being inundated comments, many in the form of bee and lemon emojis. Meanwhile, her Wikipedia page was repeatedly vandalized by members of the Beyhive to state some unflattering things.
On Sunday afternoon Roy posted this message on Twitter: “I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”
The brouhaha traces back to the after party of the 2014 Met Gala, when security footage of Solange Knowles attacking Jay-Z, while Beyoncé stood by, in an elevator at the Standard hotel leaked, fueled rumors that Jay Z’s relationship with Roy was the source of the confrontation. Roy’s ex-husband Damon Dash was Jay-Z’s former business partner in Roc-A-Fella Records and Rocawear, where Dash and Roy met.
Roy declined to comment through her spokesperson.