The single ladies queue up to be Bey's Becky
Beyonce's new album might be a scorned woman's revenge, writes Sarah Caden, or just more brand management
Published 01/05/2016 | 02:30
Last week, Beyonce's sister, Solange, was photographed smiling. This may seem like a minor thing, of no consequence or significance, but in the narrative of Beyonce's life, that is rarely the case.
Solange, the stories ran around the smiling photograph, was pleased to be vindicated. Last week's release of Beyonce's Lemonade, a 12-track album with an hour-long video-movie, has been taken to explain why, in May 2014, Solange attacked her brother-in-law Jay-Z in a lift after the New York Met Ball.
The allegation has always been that Solange was defending her sister Beyonce's honour, in the wake of Jay-Z cheating on her. And last week, as Beyonce sang on Lemonade about infidelity, about last chances, about "Becky with the good hair", she seemed to confirm the faithlessness of her husband.