Beyoncé and Jay Z can’t seem to escape “Becky with the good hair.” Since the late-April release of Beyoncé's blockbuster “Lemonade” album referencing Becky, rumors have been swirling about the pair’s relationship, along with speculation on the identity of the woman who nearly came between them.
At the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on Monday, the celebrity power couple made their first red carpet appearance since the April 22 HBO special that launched "Lemonade." The CFDA event was attended by all the biggest names in fashion — including designer Rachel Roy, whom many fans believe is Becky from the album's hit single “Sorry.” According to Us Weekly, the event marked the first time Beyoncé, 34, Jay Z and Roy occupied the same space since stories began circulating. The couple apparently had no run-ins with the esteemed fashionista during the awards.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Beyoncé was at the event to be honored with the Fashion Icon award. Diane von Furstenberg, of the notable fashion line by the same name, presented the 10-time Grammy award winner with her statuette. Beyoncé then took the stage to deliver a powerful speech about her and her mother Tina Knowles’ triumphs in the fashion industry. During the speech the “Formation” singer compared herself to “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), telling those in attendance that wearing clothes her mother created felt like “an extra suit of armor.”
“When we were starting out with Destiny’s Child, high-end labels, they didn’t really want to dress four black country curvy girls, and we couldn’t afford designer dresses or couture. My mother was rejected from every showroom in New York. But like my grandmother, she used her talent, her creativity, to give her children their dreams,” she said. “My mother, and my Uncle Johnny, God bless his soul, designed all of our first costumes and made each piece by hand, individually sewing hundreds of crystals and pearls, putting so much passion and love into every small detail. When I wore these clothes on stage, I felt like Khaleesi. I had an extra suit of armor. It was so much deeper than any brand name.”
Both Beyoncé and Jay Z, 46, have remained tight-lipped in regard to the cheating claims. Rather than make a public statement, the pair have chosen to let their music do the talking. On May 26, a remixed version of Fat Joe’s “All the Way Up” featuring the rapper was released. For his part, Jay Z rapped about the nonstop rumors he and Beyoncé have faced during their eight years of marriage, calling it a sign his “marriage made it.” He then referenced his wife’s most recent project, borrowing a line from Gang Starr’s “DWYCK” in which Guru rhymes about what a popular drink lemonade is.
“You know you made it when the fact/Your marriage made it is worth millions/Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is/Survival of the littest,” he rapped.