Beyoncé’s most ardent supporters may have gone further than anyone realized in their harassment of Rachel Roy.
The LAPD is looking into whether members of the Beyhive may have hacked the fashion designer shortly after the release of the pop star’s album “Lemonade,” reports TMZ.
In the weeks following the late-April release of the album, the singer’s fans repeatedly trashed Roy online — mainly spamming her social media posts with bee emojis, the Beyhive’s calling card — believing her to be the “Becky with the good hair” mentioned in the song “Sorry.”
Rumors that Jay Z and Roy, who was married to his former business partner Damon Dash, have a romantic history have swirled for years and many believed the song was Beyoncé’s way of slamming both her husband and the designer for having an extramarital tryst.
Speculation that Roy was the “Becky with the good hair” only increased, exponentially, after the designer posted a photo to Instagram that included the phrase “Good hair don’t care” in the caption.
Days after that now-infamous post, Roy reached out to authorities, saying that her Gmail and iCloud accounts had been hacked and that someone had changed her cellphone number without her permission, according to the site.
Documents obtained by TMZ make it clear that the designer believes the post led to the hack, something police reportedly are investigating.
Representatives for Roy, who have previously denied she is “Becky with the good hair,” did not respond to a request for comment.