Back in April, Beyonce released her Lemonade album to critical acclaim and massive sales.
The album was a success by any standard, but its title is painfully apt, as the story of Lemonade is the story of Bey wringing a positive outcome from a negative situation.
While the lyrics never directly accused Jay Z of infidelity, it was pretty clear to all who listened that there was trouble in paradise for the first couple of hip hop, and that Jay’s wandering eye was to blame.
The album had tabloid reporters and social media gawkers scrambling to uncover the identity of “Becky with the good hair” – Beyonce’s derisive nickname for the Jay’s alleged cheating partner.
Dozens of theories arose, most of them centering around famous women that Jay had spent time with in a professional capacity over the years.
The possible mistresses ranged from the plausible (Rihanna) to the unlikely (Madonna), and it seemed like anyone with the slightest interest in the first couple of hip hop wanted to get in on the speculation.
In time, like all minor celebrity scandals, the cheating allegations against Jay faded from the headlines, probably much to the rapper’s delight (sorry).
Now, however, the file has been reopened and the public interest renewed thanks to a bizarre (and frankly, hilarious) accusation published by UK tabloid The Daily Mail.
The Mail has published an interview with a Hollywood hairdresser named Anthony Pazos who claims to have the low down on Jay’s cheating ways:
“The rumors while we were working were that the one line ‘Becky with the good hair’ is Kris Jenner,” claims Pazos, who styled Bey for both the Super Bowl and her most recent VMAs appearance.
“The funny thing about it is that no one believes that because they are like Jenner is older — why would Jay-Z do that?” Pazos says.
“But if you think about it, it makes perfect sense.”
Nah, we thought about it, and it still doesn’t make perfect sense.
Or any sense, for that matter.
No offense to Kris, who’s a lovely woman and possesses a business acumen that could certainly be attractive to a successful younger man like Jay, but nothing about Pazos’ account adds up.
It’s hard to believe anyone would stray from Beyonce, but we can imagine it.
What we can’t imagine is Jay being tempted to risk everything by the mother of his buddy’s wife, who’s best known for fiding her daughters’ coattails.
Also, was Beyonce just openly discussing her husband’s affair backstage at the VMAs and her hairdresser was the only one with the guts to come forward?
“If you were going to be with someone that they know interpersonally who has the same amount of money that they do, and so that’s the ‘rumor’ that was going around on our production while we were working with Bey.
“Take what you want from that.”
“Kris does have good hair and ‘Becky’ always refers to a white woman in the African American community. Becky is a generic white name for somebody — a white girl.”
We feel like if Bey wanted to fill her lyrics with DaVinci Code-like clues that her husband was cheating on with her Kris freakin’ Jenner, she could’ve been both a lot more subtle and a lot more clever.
After all, it’s not like Kris is famous for having good hair.
Now if Mrs. Carter sang about “Becky whose daughter got famous from a sex tape and then tried to get into my good graces after marrying my husband’s protege,” we’d say Pazos might be on to something.