Beyoncé’s Songwriter Opens Up About The ‘Becky With The Good Hair’ Lyric!



2016 has been a horrible year for anyone named Becky!

After Beyoncé dropped her epic visual album Lemonade in April, all anyone could talk about was the “Becky with the good hair” lyric from the song Sorry.

Diana Gordon, also know by her stage name Wynter Gordon, spoke to EW about her solo career and her work on Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade.’

Not only did Diana work on Lemonade, she’s responsible for the controversial ‘Becky with the good hair’ line that no one can seem to get over.

Check out excerpts from her interview where she talks about that couplet:

What did you think about people’s reactions to the “Becky with the good hair” line in “Sorry”?
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?

Did you and Beyoncé ever talk about the response?
No. I don’t think she expected it. I saw her at her Formation tour. She had a pajama party; we laughed, we danced, we hugged it out. But I didn’t say much about it at the time because I wanted to give her space. 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. 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—ing happy. With Beyoncé, I feel like the songs we worked on were specifically for her. I didn’t have a dad growing up, so “Daddy Lessons,” that was more of a fantasy for me. I felt like I was very strong in helping to raise my brothers and sisters but that really was her story.

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