Ava Dash is not getting any love from Beyonce’s fans. The older daughter of Rachel Roy has been under attack ever since the HBO broadcast of Bey’s visual album Lemonade, which premiered this past weekend.


Fans have called Ava’s mother everything from a prostitute to ugly. “Your mom is a h**,” one Beyhive fan wrote on Ava’s page. The teen shared a photo of her and Rachel at a family friend’s wedding. Another candid of Ava and Rachel embracing one another also came under attack as one Bey fan deemed it necessary to write, “F***** sideh** mom wouldn’t be proud.”

All of the controversy is surrounding various scenes and songs in Lemonade that supposedly prove allegations of Jay-Z’s affair with Rachel Roy as true. Bey even references “Becky with the good hair” in her song ‘Sorry,’ which some fans have connected to Rachel Roy’s comment made shortly after the HBO special debuted. “Good hair don’t care,” Roy wrote. “But we will take good lighting, for selfies, or self truths, always. Live in the light #nodramaqueens.”

Rumors of Jay-Z’s infidelity began circulating shortly after footage of Bey’s sister, Solange, engaging in an argument with the rapper was released in 2014. The infamous “elevator scene” showed Solange attacking Jay-Z while Beyonce watched. Shortly thereafter, rumor mills began to turn with a few implying that Jay-Z was having an affair with Rachel Roy.

Although Bey never identified such speculation as truth, the lyrics to her songs in Lemonade definitely speak of infidelity and overcoming struggles in marriage. “With every tear came redemption,” Bey sings in the single Redemption. “My torturer became my remedy. So we’re going to heal, we’re going to start again.”

In her efforts to heal and begin afresh, Bey took HBO viewers back to milestones in her and Jay-Z’s marriage. The singer shared rare footage of her and the rapper’s wedding ceremony in Lemonade and even included a recording of herself while pregnant with Blue.

Perhaps one of the greatest clips that summed up the album was one of Jay-Z’s grandmother, Hattie White, addressing the subject of forgiveness. “I had my ups and downs, but I always found the inner strength to pull myself up,” she says in the footage. “I was served lemons, but I made lemonade.”

BCK Asks: Do you think Beyhive fans have gone too far in commenting on Ava’s page? Share your thoughts below!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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