Beyoncé asked by Monica Lewinsky to cut name from Partition

By Samantha David August 03, 2022
Beyoncé asked by Monica Lewinsky to cut name from Partition

Beyoncé has been asked to take Monica Lewinsky's name out of a 2013 song.

In response to news that Beyoncé had removed the word "spaz" from the Renaissance song "Heated," the former intern for the White House tweeted, "uhmm, while we're at it... #Partition."

In allusion to an affair between President Bill Clinton and a then-21-year-old Monica Lewinsky that resulted in Clinton's impeachment in 1998, Lewinsky's tweet cited a phrase from a 2013 Beyoncé album track in which the singer recalled that a man "Monica Lewinsky'd all on my gown."

At the beginning of 2014, "Partition" was used as an official single following Beyoncé's release in December 2013.

Before getting a Platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America, it peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100.