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Beyonce's songwriter: 'Becky with the good hair lyric isn't about anyone specific'

Beyonce's songwriter is confused by the controversy surrounding the singer's "Becky with the good hair" song lyric, insisting it wasn't aimed at anyone specific.

Intense speculation about the identity of the "Becky with the good hair," who Beyonce sang about in the song Sorry from her album Lemonade, hit headlines earlier this year (16), as many fans wondered who the lyric could be about.


Fashion designer Rachel Roy sparked gossip that she was the woman referenced on the track about a husband's infidelity, which many fans believe details a troubled patch in the superstar's marriage to Jay Z, after she captioned an Instagram post in part, "good hair don't care".


However, she subsequently denied she was the woman at the centre of the controversy.


Singer Rita Ora was also swept up in the headlines after she stepped out days after the record dropped, in a replica of Beyonce's red and white Gucci outfit she wore in the video for Formation. Then the 25-year-old singer became a target for the Beyhive after she posted a photo of herself in a bra adorned with lemons on Snapchat following the release of Lemonade.


However, Rita took to Twitter to deny she was the woman associated with the controversial lyrics.


Now songwriter Diana Gordon, formerly known as Wynter Gordon, is shedding light on the meaning of the lyrics, revealing she approached Beyonce with the idea.


"I laughed, like this is so silly," she tells Entertainment Weekly. "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?'"


"I don't think she (Beyonce) expected (all the gossip)," she continues. "I saw her at her Formation tour..., 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 Beyonce, I was f**king happy..."