Beyoncé’s father Matthew Knowles knows who “Becky with the good hair” is.
It broke the internet, and had the Beyhives in attack mode, with model Rachel Roy after she posted she was the “Becky with the good hair” Beyonce referenced in Lemonade.
Rachel has since retracted the statement, but Matthew seems to know exactly who Beyonce was talking about.
Mathew Knowles is setting the record straight.
“Let me tell you who she’s talking about. Can I tell you who she’s talking about? She’s talking about you,” the fashion designer’s dad told E! News. “You put that in context for you personally. She’s talking about you and everybody that is you, that’s who she’s talking about.”
“I think that’s the beauty of her creativity and I think that’s what makes it so special, is that it relates to everyone,” Matthew added.
“Every one of us have been disappointed before and have had to go through the grieving process of anger and, you know, disappointment and then acceptance and forgiveness. And I think that’s why this again is touching so many people, because it’s universal. Everybody can relate to it.”
In other words, the songs on “Lemonade” are a reflection of universal themes that many Black women go through in life, including the ups and downs in a relationship.
Knowles’ discussion of his daughter’s new music doesn’t end there. He visited the radio show Make It Plain April 25 to discuss allusions of abuse in “Lemonade.”
In a spoken word portion of the album – which Entertainment Tonight reports are written by Somali-British poet Warsan Shire – Beyoncé asks, “Are you a slave to the back of his hand? Am I talking about your husband or your father?” The song “Daddy Lessons” follows.
When asked if that line refers to him, Knowles denies it.
“I can say I have never in my life hit my daughter. So, she has never been a slave to the back of my hand because I didn’t believe in that.”