Well this is awkward.
Author Karrine Steffans has revealed she once did the nasty with Jay Z – although it was before he started dating Beyonce.
The bizarre thinkpiece goes into way too much detail about her brief role as “Becky”, the term she seems to be reappropriating to refer to all women who engage in casual hookups…
A woman is all things. She is your Becky. She is your Beyoncé. She is the embodiment of all that is light, all that is dark, all that is all. She is your wife. She is your whore. She is your priestess and your infidel. A woman is your lover, your hater, your everything and she is nothing to you at all. She cries for you. She laughs at you. She is your forgiveness. She is your vengeance and your concession, your cover, your nakedness. A woman is all things.
Over 15 years ago, I had Beyoncé’s husband. Yes, I was one of Jay Z’s Beckys back in the year 2000 for about three minutes, which is about as long it takes me to satisfy a man in the back of a Maybach while overlooking the beaches of Malibu.
Chauffeured away from the set, down the winding road, and closer to the shoreline, Jay and I feasted on our attraction to one another — rabidly and quickly. After just a few minutes, I lifted my head from his lap, wiped my lips, and knew we’d made a mistake.
Why Steffans felt the need to air this personal information, and how it really has anything to do with Beyonce’s claims of Jay’s infidelity since they got married, is beyond us. Beyonce’s use of the name “Becky” has had celebs and media alike scrambling for clarity – is it the woman’s real name? Does she exist? Is it a slur? Is it a clue?
While Steffans explains she was paid to star in Jay Z’s video, she was apparently not paid to have sex with him so…why create a “term” for a that, since they weren’t hurting anyone at the time? Like there aren’t already enough terms for women who engage in casual sex…
The online uproar, and subsequent witch hunt, regarding “Becky” may eventually have Beyonce wondering if she opened a can of worms. If more and more famous women are slighted by the implication they engaged in an affair with an equally famous married man, and other women try to claim their time with Jay Z makes them the woman referenced in the song – this could distract from Lemonade’s bigger message of reconciliation, inner strength and forgiveness.
The last thing Beyonce probably wanted was the infamous “side chick” getting more attention than Beyonce herself.
Or maybe this is exactly what she planned, throwing a revealing spotlight on those who cheat and letting them know they won’t get away with it.