Karrine Steffans Writes Essay In Response To Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade,’ Reveals She Was Jay-Z’s ‘Becky’
Karrine Steffans, former music video star and author of How To Make Love to a Martian, has written a new essay published on Friday, in response to Beyonce’s new album Lemonade.
Karrine Steffans Writes Essay In Response To ‘Lemonade’
Beyonce’s album Lemonade has sparked controversy about who the singer was referring to when lyrics about “Becky,” pointed to a woman Jay-Z slept with.
In her essay, Steffans looks back to the time when she acted as Jay Z’s “Becky,” a role that she admits lasted less than three minutes.
“Over 15 years ago, I had Beyonce’s husband,” Steffans writes in the essay, which is titled “I Am Becky With the Good Hair (And I Am Also Beyonce).”
Steffans goes on to reminisce about her first experience as an actress in a hip-hop video, when she played a leading role in the Hype Williams-directed video to Jay Z’s single “Hey Papi.”
One moment during the shoot, when they had finished filming for the day, Steffans and Jay Z walked off together down a beachfront road in a Maybach, and got acquainted in the backseat.
“Chauffeured away from the set, down the winding road, and closer to the shoreline, Jay and I feasted on our attraction to one another — rabidly and quickly,” Steffans reveals.
“After just a few minutes, I lifted my head from his lap, wiped my lips, and knew we’d made a mistake,” she adds.
Steffans went on to explain that she and Jay-Z would see each other frequently over the years that followed, though they never engaged in any more intimate acts or spoke of their encounter.
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