Gwyneth Paltrow, dispenser of dubious lifestyle advice and Hollywood mainstay, has hit back at Amber Rose’s assertion she is the so-called “Becky with the good hair” referenced in Beyoncé’s track Sorry.
In a statement provided to ET Online by Paltrow’s spokesperson, the Goop founder said “The whole story is completely absurd and 100 percent false.”
In case you missed Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade – and if you did, we must ask how you managed that – the singer alluded to her husband JAY-Z‘s infidelity with the line “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.”
The admission agitated the BeyHive, and there has been much speculation as to Becky’s identity. To date, fashion designer Rachel Roy and singer Rita Ora have been singled out as potential Beckies, but the individual’s identity has never been confirmed.
Rose made her bold claim on Monday’s edition of the Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag podcast Make Speidi Famous Again (and, arguably, Rose’s assertion is the closest that podcast has come to its stated goal).
On the show, Rose pointed to the close friendship between Paltrow and Beyoncé as evidence that JAY-Z would have been able to cheat, adding that “They were, like, friends, and then, like, you don’t see Gwyneth Paltrow with Beyoncé anymore.”
ET Online did the unenviable work of fact-checking that claim, and turned up evidence that Paltrow and Bey did indeed hang out at various points in 2014 – when Beyoncé and JAY-Z split rumours crescendoed – and noted Paltrow’s warm comments towards the singer after Lemonade’s release.
Hopefully this continual speculation ends with a giant ‘I am Spartacus‘ moment when we can all admit to being Becky.
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