() — Since Beyoncé is changing her lyrics after recent controversies, Monica Lewinsky has a request for her.
Lewinsky, the former White House intern who was embroiled in a sex scandal with then-President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, tweeted the news that Beyoncé had removed a derogatory term from the song “Heated” on her new album “Renaissance.” with a suggestion:
“uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition”Lewinsky tweeted.
“Partition” is a song from the singer’s fifth studio album, released in 2013. In the song, Beyoncé sings that a man “Monica Lewinsky’d all on my gown”, referring to the sexual relationship between Lewinsky and the former president. .
The romance between Clinton and Lewinsky, then 22, ended with Clinton’s impeachment trial in 1998 and a wide-ranging debate about consent and abuse of power.
In 2021, Lewinsky told ‘s Jake Tapper that “what’s really important to remember in today’s world is that we never should have gotten to a place where consent was an issue.”
“So it was totally inappropriate as the most powerful man, my boss, 49 years old,” he said. “I was 22 years old, literally just out of college. And I think the power differences there are something I could never understand, the consequences at 22 years old that I understand obviously so differently than at 48.”
This week, Beyoncé agreed to remove a reference to people with spastic cerebral palsy from her song “Heated” after a public outcry.
has contacted the singer’s representatives for comment on Lewinsky’s request.