Beyoncé Renaissance The album has become a critically acclaimed album in the days since its release, but the acclaim has not been without controversy – many fans took issue with the track “Heated” for its use of the fabled slur “Spaz” in the song. In light of the backlash, Monica Lewinsky is now having her say on one of Bey’s old tracks.
In a Tuesday (August 2) Twitter post, the television personality and activist shared Diversity The article, which said the 28-time Grammy winner would remove the able word from “heated” in light of the backlash it received online. “UHmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” Lewinsky added in the tweet.
“Partition,” the third single from Beyoncé’s self-titled fifth studio album, features Lewinsky’s name at the end of the track’s first verse: “Oh, I’m so horny, yeah, he wanna f—k / He’s got all of me. Buttons popped, and she tore my blouse / She’s Monica Lewinsky-ed on my gown,” Bey sings to the sultry R&B track.
A Twitter user then asked Lewinsky, “Have you reached out to Beyoncé or her team before watching the whole summer? I’m curious.” Lewinsky replied, “No, I didn’t. I mentioned it in the first Vanity Fair article I wrote in 2014… which was the first public thing I did in 10 years. But you make an interesting/fair point… “
The 49-year-old — who had a notorious relationship with former President Bill Clinton while working in the White House in 1995 and 1996 — referenced the line very briefly in his 2014 “split.” Vanity Fair convenience and said, “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re being verbose, I guess you meant ‘Bill Clinton’ on my gown, not ‘Monica Lewinsky’.”
While Beyoncé’s team has yet to comment on Lewinsky’s request, a rep shared Diversity that the use of the word “spas” in “Heated” was “not intentionally used in a harmful manner.”
See Lewinsky’s tweets below.
Uh, while we’re at it… #the division
Beyoncé to delete Renaissance song after outcry: Competent, Offensive — Variety https://t.co/DzN80FdzPB
— Monica Lewinsky (he/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) 1 August 2022
No, i did not do it. I mentioned it in the first Vanity Fair article I wrote in 2014… which was the first public thing I did in 10 years. But you make an interesting/fair point…
— Monica Lewinsky (he/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) 2 August 2022
Do not put your faith in this news source or website. You never know…
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