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Rachel Roy Comes Under Fire After Beyoncé's Release of 'Lemonade'

The fashion designer is rumored to be Jay Z's "side chick" — and the cause of that elevator fight after the 2014 Met Gala.
Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

On Saturday night, social media lit up as legions of Beyoncé fans tuned into HBO for the premiere of her brand new visual album, "Lemonade." The hour-long musical and cinematic tour de force was chock-full of high fashion, celebrity cameos and potential smash hits, but it also provided viewers with a rare (albeit expertly spun) glimpse into Beyoncé's personal life — specifically, long-standing rumors that her husband Jay Z has cheated in the past. 

One scathing track, entitled "Sorry," has lyrics that seem to point fingers at one woman in particular, and though Bey only addresses her as "Becky with the good hair," fashion designer Rachel Roy may have come forward and revealed herself as the real-life inspiration. You may recall that back in 2014, following the Met Gala after-party at the Standard Hotel, Beyoncé's sister Solange physically attacked Jay Z in the elevator, allegedly due to his inappropriate relationship with Roy — whom Solange confronted verbally earlier in the evening. 

According to a screenshot from the Daily Beast, Roy took to Instagram shortly after "Lemonade" premiered to post a photo of herself 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." The photo has since been deleted and her Instagram account is now private, likely due to Beyoncé fans leaving searing comments in her mentions. In addition, the loyal Beyhive hacked Roy's Wikipedia page early on Sunday, changing part of her description to "I'm a dusty side hoe." Ouch.

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While we may never know what exactly was said in that elevator or whom the singer was trying to call out throughout "Lemonade," one thing is for certain: You do not mess with Queen Bey and her hive.

UPDATE: On Sunday afternoon, Roy broke her silence about "Lemonade" on Twitter, insinuating that Beyoncé is "bullying" her and that she'd never disrespect the sanctity of marriage. We're thinking this is about to get very messy, folks.