After it was announced that Beyoncé would be changing a lyric from “Heated” off of her seventh studio album Renaissance due to an ableist slur, Monica Lewinsky decided to ask the megastar if she could ditch a line from her 2013 “Partition” as well.
“uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” Lewinsky quote tweeted in response to Variety’s article on the “Heated” lyric change.
The TV personality and former White House intern is referring to “Partition,” the third single on Beyonce’s self-titled album that was released in 2013.
“Oh, me so horny, yeah, he want to f–-/ He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/ He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown,” Bey sings on the track.
The Beyhive wasn’t having it with the slander and cut straight to the chase. “Have you reached out to Beyoncé or her team before you saw all the heat? I am curious,” a user asked. Lewinsky replied, “No, I haven’t. I did mention it in the first vanity fair article I wrote in 2014… which was the first public thing I’d done in 10 years. but you make an interesting/fair point…”
Lewinsky who infamously had an affair with then-President Bill Clinton from 1995-1996 spoke to Vanity Fair and referred to the line in her article saying, “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.’”
Beyoncé nor her team have publicly issued a statement on whether the lyrics to “Partition” will be changed to reflect Lewinsky’s request.
Take a look at how the Beyhive has responded to Lewinsky: