Well, that escalated quickly! Shortly after setting the Internet ablaze, Amber Rose revoked her controversial theory about Gwyneth Paltrow being “Becky with the good hair” from Beyoncé’s iconic Lemonade album. “Bruh, we were joking on a podcast! Lol stop with the clickbait! I have no information about anyone’s personal life. FOH,” the mother-of-one explained on Twitter.
For those of you who need a little context: The song “Sorry” off the Lemonade album made it clear that Beyoncé’s longtime hubby Jay-Z had been unfaithful (which he later confirmed on his own album 4:44). The only hint people have about the identity of his mistress was that Bey referred to her as “Becky with the good hair,” and two years later fans are still trying to figure out who it is.
On July 26, Amber Rose declared Gwyneth Paltrow as her guess and the rest, as they say, was history. “I definitely think that Gwyneth Paltrow is ‘Becky with the good hair,'” Amber told Heidi and Spencer Pratt on their Make Speidi Famous Again podcast. “I really feel like she’s the one who was, like, f—ing Jay-Z.”
TBH, Amber offered a lot of explanation for someone who was just joking: “[Bey and Gwyneth] were like friends, and then, like, you don’t see Gwyneth Paltrow with Beyonce anymore. But like Beyonce’s still with Jay.” On top of that, she mentions that Gwyn and her husband Chris Martin filed for divorce not long before Lemonade came out. However, a rep for Gwyneth told People that the theory was “completely absurd and 100 percent false.”
The 47-year-old rapper fessed up to his infidelity to The New York Times in December of 2017. He said it was his poor upbringing in Brooklyn that ultimately contributed to him 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.”
The Gwyneth theory is an interesting one, though it’s certainly not the first. Scroll down for a look at all of the women who’ve been rumored to be “Becky” in recent years!