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Karrine Steffans reveals fling with Jay Z: "I am Becky with the good hair"

Karrine Steffans reveals a fling with Beyoncé's husband Jay Z in an online essay titled "I am Becky With the Good Hair." She didn't mince words: "Over 15 years ago, I had Beyoncé’s husband."

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Karrine Steffans posted this image with her essay.

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Their liaison happened in 2000, when she was hired to dance in one of his videos, she writes on xoJane:

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"This was the beginning of my stint as a video girl, and one day Jay and I stole away for some time alone toward the end of the day.

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 notes Jay Z was not married to Beyoncé at the time, and details her escapades with other paramours:

"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."

She also writes of her tumultuous marriage to former "Scandal" star Columbus Short, who left the hit series after being charged in the assault case and a separate domestic-violence case involving his estranged wife. Short recently tested positive for cocaine and marijuana use and now faces a probation violation in a felony assault case. He is scheduled for a May 9 hearing.

 Steffans' piece is doing a pretty good job of breaking the Internet. While many hailed her piece for its honest and thought-provoking nature, the Beyhive came for her pretty quick.

One dubbed the essay "very poorly written and it was an embarrassingly thirsty move to try work in Beyoncé in order to make it more relevant. If she had some funny stories about famous people she's met to share or wanted to speak out about how sleazy/unprofessional it is for people in the industry to take sexual advantage of the poverty of aspiring talent, or even had some unique insight into monogamy from being both a cheater and cheated on, then it could be readable. But it's just a tried, rambling, faux poetic mess."

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