The writers behind the category names on the hit game show “Jeopardy!” must be part of Beyonce’s beehive.
Tuesday night’s contestants Todd Defilippi, Shawn Friend and Alison Maguire-Powell seemed to be taken aback when they heard the category name, “Becky With The Good Hair”, but the ladies of the night ended up dominating the category.
The “Jeopardy!” category included references to Rebecca from hit sitcom “Cheers” and Becky from FOX’s “Empire”.
Fans at home posted all over social media about it being an ode to Beyonce, “Can’t make this kinda stuff up,” one viewer wrote.
The phrase “Becky with the good hair” has a lot of meaning behind it and features on the cheating track “Sorry” featured on Queen Bey’s Grammy-winning album, “Lemonade”.
When “Lemonade” dropped on April 23, 2016 speculation surfaced that “Becky” referenced Beyonce’s husband Jay Z’s infidelity when she sings, “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair.”
“Becky” herself was never confirmed but fans of Queen Bey made it their mission to find out.
Fashion Designer Rachel Roy became the number one suspect after connections to Jay Z became known, and a photo she posted on Instagram captioned, “Good hair don’t care.” 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.”
Rita Ora also posted photos of herself wearing a lemonade printed bikini, but later denied it was related. “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 Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”
Later the song’s writer, Diana Gordon, revealed to Entertainment Weekly the lyric had nothing to do with any specific woman in mind: “I laughed, like this is so silly. Where are we living? 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?’”
Meanwhile, black journalist Bene Viera pointed out the real meaning behind “Lemonade” for black women in a Facebook post: