Monica Lewinsky Asks Beyoncé To Change Lyrics That Drop Her Name

Monica Lewinsky has a request for Beyonce: that the Grammy Award winner edited the infamous “Partition” lyrics referring to the anti-bullying lawyer’s affair with Bill Clinton.

“Uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” Lewinsky, 49, tweeted on Monday, August 1, in response to news that the 40-year-old “Break My Soul” singer has adapted the lyrics to “Heated” to eliminate an offensive slur.

This isn’t the first time the former White House intern — whose late 1990s affair with then-President Clinton is one of the biggest political and pop culture scandals of all time — has called for Beyoncé for the NSFW mention in ” partition’.

“He let go of all my buttons and he tore my blouse,” sings the “Formation” artist on the 2013 song, describing a heated jack in the back of a limousine. “He put Monica Lewinsky all over my dress.”

In her 2014 Vanity Fair tell all, the London School of Economics and Political Science graduate revealed her take on the “Partition” line.

“Thanks, Beyoncé, but when we use verbs, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton-ed all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky-ed,'” she noted at the time. The former president was impeached in 1998 over the scandal; Lewinsky became a punch line for decades.

Although the ‘Crazy in Love’ artist – who dropped her last album, Renaissanceon Friday, July 29 – has not yet responded to Lewinsky’s latest plea, she joins several stars who have changed offensive lyrics from their catalog. Lizzofor example, removed the same blemish from her song “Grrrls” a month earlier. Taylor SwiftParamore, the Black Eyed Peas and more have also changed the lyrics of the past over the years.

While Beyoncé is currently in the spotlight due to the release of her critically acclaimed record, Lewinsky has also been in the spotlight in recent years. Since she took back her story – starting with her 2014 Vanity Fair Editorial – The California native has shone a light on bullying, slut-shaming, and her side of things. In 2021 she produced Accusation: American Crime Storyin which hat Feldstein portrayed Lewinsky.

The Lewis & Clark College alum has also been known to make fun of herself — and the affair — on social media. In May 2021, after @UberFacts asked users to reveal “the riskiest, low-reward thing you’ve ever done,” Lewinsky just responded“👀” — a comment that quickly went viral.

Two years earlier, after a psychologist polled Twitter to find out that people have been given “the worst job advice” ever, the TV producer had the perfect comeback. “An internship at the White House will look great on your resume. ,” they wrote at the time.

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