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LAPD Reportedly Investigating 'Beyhive' For Hack On Rachel Roy �??

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Though it feels like years ago in pop culture time, it's been barely three months since Beyoncé dropped her magnum opus Lemonade, and the Beyhive went collectively nuts over the possible identity of the offending "Becky with the good hair," who may or may not had a dalliance with Jay Z.

Fashion designer Rachel Roy, who certainly didn't help herself with that Instagram post, quickly emerged as the likely villain and reportedly suffered a computer hack a week after the album's release, with sources telling Page Six that Roy had "no idea how [the personal computer files had] been swiped but is aware how much harm they can cause." Now, it seems the LAPD is investigating the hack, and "right now the working theory is the perp goes buzzzzzzz," according to TMZ. For our readers who are just waking up, that onomatopoeia is a Beyhive reference.

TMZ reports that they've obtained documents showing that Roy called the police a few days after the album dropped, saying that her Gmail and iCloud accounts had been hacked and her cellphone number had been changed without her permission, and that she believed "all the trouble stemmed from that 'Good hair don't care' IG post." We spoke to an LAPD spokesman this morning who told us they had no knowledge of any Roy/Beyhive-related investigation, but according to TMZ, the LAPD has obtained a search warrant to dig into phone and email records (though it's unclear as to whose), and—as stated above—the department's current theory is that members of Beyoncé's Beyhive are responsible for the cyber attack. We will obviously update this story as it develops. In the meantime, here's the video for "Sorry," which first introduced the divisive character of Becky: