Karrine Steffans, the wife of former Scandal actor Columbus Short, has come forward to claim she is one of Jay-Z‘s former “Becky With the Good Hair” flings.
“Over 15 years ago, I had Beyoncé’s husband,” the 37-year-old author wrote in a piece for XOJane.com. “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.”
“I was a 21-year-old California transplant who’d been tossed into my first music video after a fateful meeting with director Hype Williams. A single mother raising my son on my own, I jumped at the chance to make $2,500 a day to dance around and look pretty next to the artist — Jay Z,” Karrine continued. “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 says that her affair with Jay happened before his relationship with Bey, who called out “Becky” on her new album Lemonade.
“This was pre-Yoncé, of course, 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,” Karrine added.
Read the full piece now on XOJane.com.