2 August 2022

Twitter isn’t holding any punches after Monica Lewinsky asked Beyoncé to change lyrics in ‘Partition’

The Beyhive did not take kindly to Lewinsky’s request…

After removing an ableist slur from Renaissance track ‘Heated,’ Beyoncé probably thought there would be no more controversy surrounding her lyrics. However, in a strange turn of events, Monica Lewinsky has asked Queen Bey to remove lyrics referencing her in the 2013 track ‘Partition.’

The lyrics in question referenced the famous affair between Lewinsky and then president Bill Clinton that took place between 1995 and 1997. She was an unpaid intern at the time and the affair eventually led to the former president’s impeachment in 1998. 

After Beyoncé revealed lyrics to ‘Heated’ would be removed, Lewinsky chimed in. “uhmm, while we’re at it…. #Partition,” she tweeted, along with a link to a Variety article reporting on the matter. The lyric in question reads: “He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown.”

It’s safe to say that the Bey hive went on the offensive, ripping into Lewinsky who describes herself as a “rap song muse” in her Twitter bio. “rap song muse” is in your bio. you like the references. only relevance you have as of lately.” wrote one angered Beyoncé fan. While another took a slightly more straightforward approach, writing: “Girl shut up we ain’t removing NOTHING from partition. You better find another song.”

“Monica girl be realistic… You’re saying that Beyoncé should remove a line from her song that came out 9 years ago??? And why are you only talking about Beyoncé, there were plenty of other artists who were more disrespectful. Beyoncé’s line wasn’t even bad. So calm down,” replied a third.

Lewinsky didn’t hide from the hate and decided to respond to some of the fans in her replies, claiming she hasn’t reached out to the singer’s team to request a lyric change.

  • Writer Chris Saunders
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