Saturday, October 23, 2021

Karrine Steffans: ‘I Was One of Jay Z’s Beckys Back in 2000’

Karrine Steffans
Karrine Steffans

*Beyonce’s “Lemonade” track “Sorry” has Karrine Steffans pontificating about her “Superhead” days, when the self-proclaimed video vixen was “Becky with the good hair” for a number of men – including Beyonce’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,” she wrote in an essay for xoJane, referencing the now infamous lyric from Beyoncé’s song “Sorry.”

Her alleged romp with Jigga was two years before he started dating Beyonce. Still, Bey’s line inspired Steffans, 37, to give voice to the Beckys of the world, suggesting they are one with Beyonce’s pain.

“As I watched ‘Lemonade,’ I heard a wife, a Beyoncé, cry about a Becky,” she wrote. “I listened to her wail on songs like ‘I Pray You Catch Me’ and ‘Sandcastles,’ and I resonated with how she felt as a woman who was promised forever and faithfulness only to have these notions dashed by a woman, or women — by ‘Becky with the good hair.’

“I saw my role. I saw hers. I saw an endless march of Beckys who can never be stopped no matter the rage, no matter the brilliance of the lyrical vein cutting.”

Karrine Steffans on xojane website
Karrine Steffans on xojane website

Steffans, who is reportedly dealing with a Becky situation in her own marriage to actor Columbus Short, went on to explain why she believes all women are “Becky with the good hair”

“I am Becky with the good hair. I am Beyoncé. I am the keeper of secrets, the betrayer of women, the confessor of my sins, the owner of my secrets, lies and salvations. I have traded in my Scarlet A for a Scarlet Bey,” she wrote. “Because we are all Becky with the good hair. Every last one of us.”




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