Diana Gordon– whom some of you may know as singer/songwriter and artist, Wynter Gordon– was one of the writers on Beyonce’s Lemonade album. She recently sat down with EW to talk about her solo career and working with the Queen. During the conversation, she revealed that the infamous “Becky With the Good Hair” line all started out as a joke!
Below are the excerpts where she discuss the line the Beyhive can seem to get over.
What did you think about people’s reactions to the “Becky with the good hair” line in “Sorry”?
I laughed, like this is so silly. 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?
Did you and Beyoncé ever talk about the response?
No. I don’t think she expected it. I saw her at her Formation tour. She had a pajama party; we laughed, we danced, we hugged it out. But I didn’t say much about it at the time because I wanted to give her space. The idea started in my mind but it’s not mine anymore. 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. I didn’t have a dad growing up, so “Daddy Lessons,” that was more of a fantasy for me. I felt like I was very strong in helping to raise my brothers and sisters but that really was her story.
There you have it beyhive, the line wasn’t about Rachel Roy at all. So maybe now we can let her live…? No, let us know your thoughts in the comments, below.