Beyoncé's Songwriter Finally Explains 'Becky With the Good Hair'

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Beyoncé's Songwriter Finally Explains 'Becky With the Good Hair'

Does this settle it, then?

Published August 3, 2016

When Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, came out earlier this spring, one lyric in particular set the internet ablaze.

The line in question — “He better call Becky with the good hair” — can be found closing out her celebrated feminist anthem, “Sorry.” The song immediately had people looking for the sub context, wondering if “Becky” was who she alludes Jay Z had an affair with, and, more important, who that really is.

Diana Gordon was the main co-writer on the single and today (August 3) finally came forward to spill some tea on what the controversial line was all about.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gordon says that the line wasn’t meant to pinpoint anyone in particular, although the #BeyHive had Rachel Roy in mind for a couple of reasons.

“I laughed, like this is so silly,” Gordon said. “Where are we living? I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information?’ Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?”

She then goes on to tell how Bey really built off of her ideas, working until everything was perfect and the music was exactly how she wanted it.

“The idea started in my mind, but it's not mine anymore,” Gordon explained. “It was very funny and amusing to me to watch it spread over the world. If it's not going to be me saying it, and the one person in the world who can say it is Beyoncé, I was f***ing happy. With Beyoncé, I feel like the songs we worked on were specifically for her."

Gordon also referred to Beyoncé as a “scientist of songs,” explaining that when it comes to her music and working with a songwriter such as herself, it really is all about a collaboration where “you never know what she’ll like.”

Looks like both Bey and her songwriter like leaving things (i.e. Becky) up for interpretation.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Parkwood Entertainment LLC/Columbia Records)


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