Monica Lewinski took to social media to joke about removing her name from Beyonce’s “Partition” song.
Most recently the former White House exec heard about Mrs. Carter correcting the song “Heated”. Beyonce released a statement telling fans that she’d remove the word “spaz” from her song “Heated” off of her new album Renaissance. The change comes after critics pointed out the use of albleist language.” According to Insider, a representative for Beyonce said in a statement, “The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced.”
People moved quickly to point out that the 50-year-old references herself as a musical muse on her social media profiles.
Additionally, she spoke out about the “Partition” reference before.
In 2014, Monica wrote an article about artist who referenced her in their music.
“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,” she wrote, “but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.'”
Lewinsky clarified that she engaged with the reference previously as a means “find humor in painful/humiliating things,” and that she hadn’t directly reached out to Beyoncé’s camp to request that the lyric be removed.
The San Francisco gal also liked a Tweet some months ago that referenced Beyonce using her name. The twitter account defended Monica after Jennifer Aniston claimed she became famous for nothing.
“I wonder if @lizzo asked Lorena Bobbitt to use her name & her violent actions, the way hundreds of rappers & comedians use @MonicaLewinsky’s name as a pejorative, forgetting the actual woman behind it; who has feelings, a spirit, their own mental health to maintain, and dignity,” the user asked in the first tweet in the thread.
“Even @Beyonce, Ms. Female-in-Power (who I do love and enjoy) used Ms. Lewinsky’s name in a song about… well, something,” he wrote in the Lewinsky-approved tweet.
“For women who preach empowerment to demean another woman’s past [and] drag her out for the sake of it looks really hypocritical.”