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Monica Lewinsky Asks Beyoncé to Remove Her Name from ‘Partition’ Song After Removal of ‘Heated’ Ableist Slur
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022
Lawyer, draw up the petition, please, because Monica Lewinsky wants Beyoncé to keep her name out of her mouth! Well, kind of.
In less than a week after dropping her much-anticipated Renaissance album, Beyoncé has been met with a bit of controversy. First, singer Kelis called Bey’s camp out for using her “Milkshake” sample on “Energy” without her approval, and after receiving backlash for using the ableist term “spaz” in her “Heated” track, she’ll be updating the album to remove it. But while she’s making said changes, Monica requested Bey also remove her name from the 2013 song “Partition”.
The “Partition” lyric in question goes, “He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/ He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown.” Monica mentioned the Partition shout-out in her 2014 Vanity Fairfeature but admitted that she never reached out to Bey’s team to remove it prior to the recent controversy.
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…