Monica Lewinsky wants Beyonce to remove a reference to her from one of her old songs.
The former White House intern — who famously had an affair with then-President Bill Clinton, with the scandal leading to his impeachment in 1998 — suggested the singer should change the lyrics to her 2013 hit Partition after the 40-year-old star pledged to remove an ableist slur from her new song Heated.
Tweeting an article from Variety about the change to a new song, Lewinsky wrote: “‘uhmm, while we’re at it…. #Partition (sic)”
The song in question features the lyrics: “Now my mascara running, red lipstick smudged/Oh, me so horny, yeah, he want to f**k/He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/He Monica Lewinsky- ed all on my gown.”
This isn’t the first time Lewinsky has objected to the words of the song.
She said back in 2014: “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown’, not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.”
The former intern’s comments came after Beyonce pledged to change the lyrics to Heated, which was co-written with Drake and features the line: “Spazzing on that a**, spaz on that a**.”
The lyric was branded “offensive” and “ableist” for its use of the word spaz, a derogatory term for spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy.
“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,” Beyonce’s rep said.
UK disability charity Sense initially said it was “disappointing” Beyonce was “using an offensive term” in her son and called for “more education to improve awareness of disability”.
They have praised her for agreeing to change the lyric.