Monica Lewinsky would really like a phrase with Beyoncé about her 2014 music “Partition,” which references the previous White Home intern’s notorious affair with former President Invoice Clinton.
After the Grammy winner vowed to take away an ableist slur from her new album, “Renaissance,” amid criticism from the incapacity neighborhood, Lewinsky tweeted on Monday, “uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition.”
Lewinsky’s tweet alludes to an specific lyric within the Beyoncé hit that name-checks her as an example a sexual act. On the steamy observe about hooking up at the back of a automotive, Beyoncé sings, “He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse / He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown.”
Whereas some within the replies defended Lewinsky and shamed Queen Bey’s followers for dismissing her trauma, others accused Lewinsky of unfairly singling Beyoncé out when dozens of different artists have additionally dropped her identify of their work. In actual fact, Lewinsky is so typically invoked in music that her Twitter bio reads, “rap song muse.”
“Monica Lewinsky was manipulated and sexually coerced at the age of 24 by THE president of the United States and Beyonce fans who are self identified feminists are telling her to shut up about her casual reference to her ordeal,” tweeted @obaa_boni.
“Its funny how u [silent] about all the male [artists] that reference [you] in their music but Beyoncé is where u draw the line,” tweeted @TrellsIvyPark.
It’s price noting that this isn’t the primary time Lewinsky has referred to as Beyoncé out for “Partition.” In 2014, she responded to the music by telling Self-importance Honest, “Thanks, Beyoncé. But if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.’”
And in keeping with Advanced, Lewinsky jokingly launched herself at Forbes’ “Under 30 Summit” that 12 months by saying, “Some of you might be asking, ‘Who the hell is she, this Monica, and what is she doing here?’ or maybe even, ‘What is she doing in all of those rap lyrics?’ … Thank you, Beyoncé and Eminem. And Nicki Minaj. And Kid Cudi. Lil B and Lil Wayne…and of course G-Eazy. But let’s not forget Jeezy. And all the rest.”
Lewinsky’s newest attraction to Beyoncé got here shortly after a spokesperson for the “Lemonade” artist confirmed that lyrics to the music “Heated” could be altered following a backlash from incapacity advocates.
“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,” learn an announcement from Beyoncé’s staff, obtained by Selection.
In response to a different “Renaissance” controversy, Beyoncé has reportedly began to clean a Kelis pattern from her music “Energy” from streaming platforms after the “Milkshake” hitmaker publicly objected to it.
“I have the right to be frustrated,” Kelis mentioned final week in an Instagram video. “Why did no one have the human decency to call and be like ‘Yo, hey, [we] would like to use your record.’”