Monica Lewinsky appears to call for Beyoncé to remove lyric about her affair with Bill Clinton

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By Asiya Ali

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Monica Lewinsky has called for Beyoncé to change lyrics about her after the singer announced that she would be removing an offensive lyric from her recent album.

The 40-year-old singer recently faced criticism for the use of an ableist term on the song Heated, which is the 11th track of her new album Renaissance.

After the backlash on social media, the Crazy In Love singer's team shared a statement confirming that the word would be changed, writing: "The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced."

Following the announcement from her team, Lewinsky now wants the musical icon to remove the lyrics made about her back in the 2014 song, Partition.

Check out Lewinsky's tweet below:

On Monday (August 1), Lewinsky took to Twitter to share a Variety article about removing the offensive lyric from her newest song accompanied by a caption.

Heated, which is co-written by Drake, originally included what was depicted as an "ableist slur" for the condition spastic cerebral palsy, which affects an individuals muscle coordination.

Lewinsky captioned her tweet: "Uhmm, while we're at it… #Partition," which was in relation to Beyoncé singing: "He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown" on the song.

The 'Run The World' singer was referencing Lewinsky's scandal with then-President Bill Clinton in the 1990s when she had an affair with him while working as an intern at the White House.

Clinton had initially denied the allegations, using the infamous phrase: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," however, the scandal led to his impeachment as he lied under oath to a federal grand jury.

In 2014, Lewinsky wrote an article for Vanity Fair where she criticized the 'Break My Soul' singer and asked her to make a correction on the song.

"Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we're verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton'd all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky'd'," She wrote in the article. The "gown" in question was the blue dress Lewinsky wore during her sexual relations with Clinton.

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Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy.

Criticism of Beyoncé's "ableist lyric" came just weeks after Lizzo said she would release a new version of her song GRRRLS following complaints about her use of the same term.

Lizzo acknowledged the word was "harmful" and said: "I never want to promote derogatory language," adding, "As a fat black woman in America, I've had many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally)."

The About Damn Time singer then wrote to her fans on social media that she is "dedicated to being part of the change I've been waiting to see in the world".

Featured image credit: DPA picture alliance / Alamy

Monica Lewinsky appears to call for Beyoncé to remove lyric about her affair with Bill Clinton

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By Asiya Ali

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Monica Lewinsky has called for Beyoncé to change lyrics about her after the singer announced that she would be removing an offensive lyric from her recent album.

The 40-year-old singer recently faced criticism for the use of an ableist term on the song Heated, which is the 11th track of her new album Renaissance.

After the backlash on social media, the Crazy In Love singer's team shared a statement confirming that the word would be changed, writing: "The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced."

Following the announcement from her team, Lewinsky now wants the musical icon to remove the lyrics made about her back in the 2014 song, Partition.

Check out Lewinsky's tweet below:

On Monday (August 1), Lewinsky took to Twitter to share a Variety article about removing the offensive lyric from her newest song accompanied by a caption.

Heated, which is co-written by Drake, originally included what was depicted as an "ableist slur" for the condition spastic cerebral palsy, which affects an individuals muscle coordination.

Lewinsky captioned her tweet: "Uhmm, while we're at it… #Partition," which was in relation to Beyoncé singing: "He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown" on the song.

The 'Run The World' singer was referencing Lewinsky's scandal with then-President Bill Clinton in the 1990s when she had an affair with him while working as an intern at the White House.

Clinton had initially denied the allegations, using the infamous phrase: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," however, the scandal led to his impeachment as he lied under oath to a federal grand jury.

In 2014, Lewinsky wrote an article for Vanity Fair where she criticized the 'Break My Soul' singer and asked her to make a correction on the song.

"Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we're verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton'd all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky'd'," She wrote in the article. The "gown" in question was the blue dress Lewinsky wore during her sexual relations with Clinton.

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Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy.

Criticism of Beyoncé's "ableist lyric" came just weeks after Lizzo said she would release a new version of her song GRRRLS following complaints about her use of the same term.

Lizzo acknowledged the word was "harmful" and said: "I never want to promote derogatory language," adding, "As a fat black woman in America, I've had many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally)."

The About Damn Time singer then wrote to her fans on social media that she is "dedicated to being part of the change I've been waiting to see in the world".

Featured image credit: DPA picture alliance / Alamy