Monica Lewinsky Wonders If Beyoncé Can Remove Her Name From 2013 Song


On Monday, Beyoncé announced she would be changing the lyrics of a song on her new album, “Renaissance,” to remove a term that is an ableist slur.

The song “Heated,” which was co-written by Drake, previously featured the line “Spazzin’ on that ass, spazz on that ass,” but a representative for the singer said that “the word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced.”

On Monday, Lewinsky suggested that she hopes Beyoncé will consider her own longstanding request for a change to the lyrics of the 2013 song “Partition.”

In that song, Beyoncé sings: “He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/ He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown” ― a reference to Lewinsky’s entanglement with then-President Bill Clinton in the 1990s.

So far, Lewinsky hasn’t had any luck convincing Beyoncé to change the “Partition” lyric, but her tweets this week suggest she hasn’t given up hope.

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