On 23 April 2016, Beyonce‘s album Lemonade was released, with the song ‘Sorry’ (2016). It includes the line ‘He only want me when I’m not there/He better call Becky with the good hair.‘ The reaction on the internet was immediate and widespread, with articles in Vanity Fair, Hello, Independent, NME, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail, MTV, Metro, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, NBC News, CNN.com, BBC.co.uk, Daily Express, Daily Star, and Huffington Post (to name just some), all of which ran stories that sought to discover the identity of the ’Becky‘ character. Indeed, a Google search of ’Becky with the Good Hair‘ on 6 July 2017 brought with it 2,480,000 results.
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