The writer behind Beyonce’s controversial song “Sorry” is finally breaking her silence!
Diana Gordon discusses the song that has sparked countless rumours about Becky’s identity (the Beyhive singling out Rachel Roy, Rita Ora and even Taylor Swift) with Entertainment Weekly, revealing the simple truth behind the lyrics.
As Gordon revealed to EW, the line was written with no particular woman in mind. “I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living?” Gordon said about the endless controversy. “I was like, ‘What day in age from that lyric do you get all of this information? Is it really telling you all that much, accusing people?'”
Gordon continued, explaining the seed of the single’s storyline. “The idea started in my mind but it’s not mine anymore. It was very funny and amusing to me to watch it spread over the world,” she added. “If it’s not going to be me saying it, and the one person in the world who can say it is Beyoncé, I was f–king happy. With Beyoncé, I feel like the songs we worked on were specifically for her.”
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The line sparked a stream of controversy when Roy, a rumoured former flame of Jay Z, referenced the line in a cheeky Instagram post. Roy would go on to slam the reports, telling the press in a statement that “there is no validity to the idea that the song references me personally. There is no truth to the rumours.”
Ora, who seemingly attracted the controversy with social media posts of herself wearing a lemonade printed bikini, has also denied the ongoing rumours. “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false,” she wrote on Instagram. “I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyoncé. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”
As for Beyonce’s reaction to the “Becky” controversy, Gordon admitted, “I don’t think she expected it.”