Karrine Steffans names herself Jay-Z’s former “Becky with the good hair” 


“Yes, I was one of Jay Z’s Beckys,” admits “Diary of a Video Vixen” author, Karrine “Superhead” Steffans. 

After days of restlessly searching high and low for the true identity of Jay’s “Becky with the good hair,” mistress as referenced in Beyonce’s Lemonade track “Sorry,” it turns out most of us didn’t have to look any further than a our bookshelves as Karrine has come forward as the guilty party…kinda. 

“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,” the former video girl turned writer spilled in an essay for xoJane. 

“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. After just a few minutes, I lifted my head from his lap, wiped my lips, and knew we’d made a mistake.”


Karrine Steffans names herself Jay-Z's former


“This was pre-Yoncé, of course,” Karrine continued. “But the fact is that a Becky is a Becky, and I was the Becky for many men, and they were all my salvation and my destitution. They were my reason and my rationale, my life and my death, and eventually, my fame and my infamy.”

Though the artist known as Superhead claims she and HOV’s humping went down well before he met his wife in 2002, she says Yonce’s recent mention of “Becky” caused her to reflect on her past relationships with men including her strained marriage to actor Columbus Short..

“I married a man whom I so desperately wanted to change. I married a man with addictions and emotional afflictions. I did everything I could to get him help. His mother and I talked tirelessly about the resources available to us and how to get him to take advantage of them. But, he never did and I hurt myself trying,” she spilled. “The alcohol, the cocaine, the other women, it all became too much and I raged. I cried. I mourned and still mourn the loss of my husband, my friend, my confidant.”


In reference to Bey’s most recent body of work, Superhead says she feels a sense of kinship with the megastar who vocalized the insurmountable pain of infidelity on a number of songs featured on her visual album. 

Karrine Steffans names herself Jay-Z's former Becky with the good hair

“As I watched ‘Lemonade,’ I heard a wife, a Beyoncé, cry about a Becky,” Karrine 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.’
She added, “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.”



While the war between actual wives and side chicks is likely to rage on forever, the former sex star believes that all women are equal when it comes to being with a man. 

“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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