Until recently, JAY-Z’s infidelity was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. With the release of Beyoncé’s Lemonade and his own 4:44, the couple has even addressed his alleged affair. And now, he’s officially confirmed it.
The 47-year-old rapper told The New York Times this week that it was his poor upbringing in Brooklyn ultimately contributed to his stepping out on his wife. “You have to survive. So you go into survival mode, and when you go into survival mode, what happens? You shut down all emotions,” he explained. “So even with women, you gonna shut down emotionally, so you can’t connect. In my case, like it’s, it’s deep. And then all the things happen from there: infidelity.”
By bringing this back up, JAY-Z has reignited speculation as to who he cheated with — or, more specifically, who Beyoncé called “Becky with the good hair.” The lyric, featured in her 2016 song, “Sorry,” is commonly known to refer to this “other woman” in their marriage.
So, who is this mystery woman? Scroll down for a look at all of the women who’ve been rumored to be “Becky” in recent years!