Has Rachel Roy gone into hiding from the Beyhive?
Can you blame her?
The 42-year-old fashion designer has pulled out of an event scheduled for Monday, April 25, due to a “personal emergency.” This news comes just days after she found herself embroiled in controversy due to a track on Beyoncé’s new album, Lemonade.
Rachel was scheduled to speak at a seminar for people in creative industries, Mastering Your Métier, in New York City before promptly pulling out today. “Due to a personal emergency, Rachel Roy has had to cancel this evening’s event. Our apologies for any inconvenience,” an event rep stated just hours before the conference.
This weekend, following the release of Bey’s new album, Rachel was bullied and criticized by Beyoncé’s very dedicated ‘Beyhive’ fans who believe she was the mistress Beyonce alluded to on the track “Sorry,” which slams a lover for being unfaithful with a woman who she calls “Becky.” Beyoncé, who is married to Jay Z, sings in the track, “He better call Becky with the good hair.”
Just moments following the album’s release, Rachel posted a now deleted Instagram post with the not so cryptic message “good hair don’t care.” This of course led many to believe she was taking a shot at Beyonce’s new song. Plus it didn’t help that rumors back in 2014 claimed Rachel was the cause of the now infamous elevator fight between Jay Z and Beyonce’s younger sister Solange Knowles.
Bey’s fans spent the weekend flooding Rachel’s social media accounts with insults and of course lemon emojis, which led to the designer making her Instagram page private and removing her post.