Monica Lewinsky has a request for Beyonce: That the Grammy winner edits the lyrics of “Partition” which refer to the anti-bullying lawyer’s affair with bill clinton.
“Uhmm, while we’re at it… #Sheet music”, Lewinsky, 49, tweeted on Monday, Aug. 1, in response to news that the “Break My Soul” singer, 40, changed the lyrics to “Heated” to remove an ableist slur.
This isn’t the first time the former White House intern – whose late ’90s affair with President Clinton is one of the biggest political and pop culture scandals of all time — calls out Beyoncé for the NSFW mention in “Sheet Music.”
“He popped all my buttons and he tore my blouse,” the “Formation” artist sings on the 2013 track, detailing a heated connection in the back of a limo. “He Monica Lewinsky-ed all over my dress.”
In his 2014 vanity lounge Tell-all, the London School of Economics and Political Science graduate has revealed her take on the ‘Partition’ line.
“Thank you, Beyoncé, but if we’re speaking verbally, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton-ed all on my gown’, not ‘Monica Lewinsky-ed’,” she commented at the time. The former president was impeached following the 1998 scandal; Lewinsky became a punchline for decades.
Although the “Crazy in Love” artist – who released his latest album, RenaissanceFriday, July 29 – has yet to answer Lewinsky’s latest appeal, joining several stars who have changed offensive lyrics from their catalog. Lizzofor his part, deleted the same slur from his song “Grrrls” a month prior. Taylor SwiftParamore, the Black Eyed Peas and others have also changed past lyrics over the years.
While Beyoncé is currently in the spotlight due to her critically acclaimed record release, Lewinsky has also been in the spotlight in recent years. Since taking over her story – starting with her 2014 vanity lounge editorial – the California native shined a light on bullying, slut shaming and her side of the case. In 2021, it produces Impeachment: A History of American Crimein which Feldstein Beanie portrays Lewinsky.
The Lewis & Clark College alum is also known for poking fun at herself — and the case — on social media. In May 2021, after @UberFacts asked users to reveal “the riskiest, lowest rewarding thing you’ve ever done,” Lewinsky just answered“👀” – a reaction that quickly went viral.
Two years ago, after a psychologist polled Twitter to find “the worst job advice” people had ever received, the TV producer made a perfect comeback. “A White House internship will look amazing on your resume. 😳”, she wrote at the time.