Ever since Beyoncé released her Lemonade album, there has been major speculation of the identity of “Becky with the Good Hair”. Social media jumped to conclusions and accused many celebrities of holding the title, but no one revealed who the true Becky is. Diana Gordon, previously known as Wynter Gordon, the “Sorry” songwriter is here to say there is no “Becky with the Good Hair.”
Gordon is an esteemed songwriter who has been in the game since 2004. She has penned songs for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, Danity Kane, David Guetta, as well as created her own music and formed a band called The Righteous Young. Gordon most recently has writing and production credits on Lemonade for three songs: “Don’t Hurt Yourself”, “Daddy Lessons” and the song that caused the most controversy, “Sorry”.
The songwriter herself says that there isn’t any credibility to the rumors that Becky is a real person. “I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living?” Gordon told Elle Women. “I was like, ‘What day and age from that lyric do you get all of this information? Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?'”
The Beyhive believed “Becky” to be Rachel Roy, Rita Ora, and Taylor Swift with Roy receiving the most backlash. All three women denied the rumors. Roy released a statement in April assuring the world that she was not “Becky.” Roy said, “There is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumors.”
Gordon tells Elle Women, “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… With Beyonce, I feel like the songs we worked on were specifically for her”.
Apparently, there is no real “Becky” so the controversy can now be laid to rest.