Now that the Internet finally seems to have forgotten about “Becky with the good hair,” celebrity chef Rachael Ray has spoken about being mistaken for Rachel Roy when all the drama unfolded.
Roy, a fashion designer who many accused of being the “other woman” Beyoncé name-drops in “Sorry,” was attacked by members of the Beyhive online. But thanks to the similarity of her name to Ray’s, a few people unintentionally aimed their attacks at the wrong person.
But Ray thought the whole thing was “hilarious.”
The TV host told Us weekly, “I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? I’m even mentioned in the same sentence as these people? That’s insane. That’s awesome.’”
“I think honestly that it was really much more uncomfortable for the rest of the people in that group than for me. I was like, ‘I’m mixed in with all of those peeps?! What the hell?!’” she added. “I mean, it’s so far removed from my life. I’m a cook. I have a little talk show. We chit-chat.”
Ray also revealed Roy sent her a gift after the mixup, and she happily reciprocated with something to take the edge off all the hate — because, let’s be honest, the experience of being swarmed by the Beyhive was surely anything but hilarious for Roy.
“Rachel [Roy] sent me flowers and I sent her a bottle, a big bottle of wine and a straw,” Ray said.
Roy was accused of being “Becky” after she posted an Instagram photo captioned with the words “good hair.” Once Bey’s fans saw it, they unleashed their wrath. Roy addressed the situation and simultaneously denied being “Becky” with a tweet:
Roy canceled a public appearance after all the drama exploded online, and aside from her tweet, she’s stayed mum on the subject.
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