Beyoncé kicked off her Formation World Tour in Miami April 27 and continued to prove she and husband Jay Z are in a good place.
People reports the singer performed “Sorry,” a new track from the “Lemonade” visual album that features the now noteworthy lyric, “Becky with the good hair.” It is a video in the HBO short film that ends with Bey throwing her wedding band toward the camera and proclaiming, “If you try this s— again, you gon’ lose your wife.”
Since the special aired last Saturday, fans have been trying to guess who “Becky” is, and a few women have stepped up to announce they are not her.
According to TMZ, singer Mya worked with Jay Z on the single “Best of Me (Part 2)” in 2000. She tells the website she knows “what I’m not guilty of.” When asked if she thought Jay could cheat on Bey, Mya said, “I think any man is capable of such things.”
Page Six reports fashion designer Rachel Roy has been the main target of the BeyHive’s wrath, and singer Rita Ora had fingers pointed at her, too. Roy said in a statement that “there is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally.” Ora tweeted, “These rumors are false. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyoncé. Let’s continue enjoying ‘Lemonade.’ ”
However, one Page Six source says “Becky” is a composite of multiple women Jay Z has had affairs with. Yet another maintains that Becky is only a character in the movie “Lemonade.”
“They develop these storylines to sell albums. ‘Lemonade’ is a movie crafted to drive sales. Jay and Beyoncé are entertainers at the top of their game. Do you think Jay would release her album on [his own] Tidal if it really was all about him? He is 100 percent behind this.”
For Jay Z’s part, Us Weekly reports he was spotted smoking a cigar and looked as relaxed as ever at a Miami hotel on April 26. He was in town to accompany his wife at the launch of her tour.
E! News sources say the rapper was “in good spirits” and was involved with the development of Beyoncé’s album.
“Jay was involved in the creation of ‘Lemonade’ and knew every song Bey was going to release,” the source tells E!. “He knew the lyrics; he knew the implications. He had to approve the songs before release … Jay is all about self-expression, so he gets it. Beyoncé shares music before it’s released with Jay so he can listen and share his thoughts. When it comes to music, they are very in it together and supportive of each other’s craft.”
The source also adds that both Bey and Jay have worked to restore faith in their marriage. Mrs. Carter proved that during her show Wednesday night when the New York Daily News reports the singer gave a shout-out to her husband.
Before she began her song, “Halo,” she told fans at Marlins Park, “I want to dedicate this song to my family. I want to dedicate this song to my beautiful husband. I love you so much.”