Beyoncé is facing pressure to remove even more lyrics from her songs. The singer had just announced that she would be removing the word “remove” from her songs days earlier. “spaz”From her song “Heated”Recently-released album RenaissanceMonica Lewisnky suggested that Grammy winner Rex Harrison revisit her 2013 single. “Partition,”She refers to Lewinsky in this way.
This week, the White House former intern posted to Twitter, “uhmm, while we’re at it… [Partition].”The tweet was a reference to the 2013 hit by the singer. “Partition”From the 2013 Beyoncé album, which referenced Lewinsky by name as Beyoncé sang, “He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse/ He Monica Lewinski’d all on my gown,”This is a reference to Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky (then 21 years old), which resulted in Clinton’s impeachment.
uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition
Beyoncé to Remove Renaissance Lyric After Outrage: Ableist, Offensive – Variety https://t.co/DzN80FdzPB
— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) August 1, 2022
In an op ed Vanity Fair Lewinsky protested the lyrics in 2014. She wrote the lyrics for the outlet. “Miley Cyrus references me in her twerking stage act, Eminem raps about me, and Beyoncé’s latest hit gives me a shout-out. Thanks, Beyoncé,” adding, “but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.'”She explained that she was referring to the reference before as a means of clarifying her position. “find humor in painful/humiliating things,” and that she hadn’t directly reached out to Beyoncé’s camp to request that the lyric be changed or removed.
Amid her suggestion that Beyoncé change the lyrics, many Twitter users have voiced their support for the motion. One person Please reply, “You’re handling with a lot more grace than I could muster – the lyrics are so offensive…women need to do better of lifting each other up.”Simply another person Write, “I agree with you, Monica.” After one person asked if Lewinksy actually reached out to Beyoncé or her reps about the lyric, Lewinsky Confirmed, “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 tweeted Monday’s tweet a link to an article about the lyric. “Heated,”This includes the word “spaz.”Many social media users noted that the song’s lyrics were derogatory and ableist after it was released. Amid a wave of calls urging Beyoncé to change the lyric, the singer’s team confirmed in a statement to Variety,” the word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced.”