Today is kind of confusing for celeb news. Rachel Roy’s ex-husband is sparking a feud with Beyoncé and Jay Z because they didn’t defend her against cheating rumors (???).
Roy is the No. 1 suspect identified by internet sleuths to be “Becky with the good hair,” the woman referenced on Bey’s Lemonade album with whom Jay Z reportedly cheated. Roy used to be married to music producer Damon Dash, who was best buds with Jay Z for a long time until they had a mysterious falling out (because Jay slept with Dash’s wife, perhaps?).
Anyway, as soon as Lemonade dropped, Beyoncé fans zeroed in on Roy, and according to Dash, the backlash was pretty rough — he says his 16-year-old daughter was bullied online because of all the drama. We have to give him this: That’s pretty unacceptable.
But Dash’s next step, apparently, is to blame Bey and Jay for it.
“They are cowards,” he said in a new interview with Grazia. “They should have stepped up and said something. Adults can go and harass a kid on behalf of an R&B singer? The trolls should have been put in jail for that. It was crazy.”
OK, he might be right that the putting the trolls in jail — bullying a kid online is super-low. But this is the trolls’ fault, not Jay Z’s, and not Beyoncé’s.
Later in the interview, when asked to give a hint about whether Roy actually did hook up with Jay Z, Dash didn’t give an inch.
“I don’t care what Rachel did,” he said. “I don’t agree with a lot of things she does.”
Guess we’ll never know the truth.
Do you think Damon Dash was right to blame Bey and Jay for his daughter being bullied?
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