After a series of incidents related to the recent new album by international superstar Beyoncé that has her removing samples and lyrics from two different songs, former White House worker Monica Lewinsky asked for the artist on Monday to remove her name from a song released in 2014.

Lewinsky, who was involved in a scandal in the 1990s after former U.S. President Bill Clinton lied about having a sexual relationship with her, asked for the artist to remove the reference to her in the song “Partition” from Beyoncé’s self-titled album after the singer removed an ableist slur from a song in her new album “Renaissance,” according to the New York Daily News.

“uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” Lewinsky tweeted, referencing the lyric “He Monica Lewinski’d all on my gown,” which appears to be a nod towards ejaculation. She later clarified to her followers that she was joking in this tweet, saying, “Actually, it’s how I’ve learned to deal with painful or humiliating things… I find the humor.”

This would not be the first time that Lewinsky has commented on that lyric in the past: around the time that the song was released, she penned an essay for Vanity Fair where she stated that Beyoncé’s lyric should have been “[He]Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,” because of how the incident occurred.

The release of Beyoncé’s new album “Renaissance” has been besieged with re-edits and controversial choices since its release. Beyond the use of an ableist slur during the song “Heated,” the artist also removed a sample from the song “Energy” after fellow singer Kelis complained about the disrespect she felt on social media, according to Insider.

Kelis has complained on social media about not being contacted by Beyoncé’s team regarding a credit to the song “Milkshake,” which was interpolated in the song “Energy.” She has also spent her vitriol against Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams, who were credited for the interpolation and whom she said “blatantly lied…and tricked” her to sign an unfair contract when she was young.

“Pharrell, who did an interview last year talking about artists' rights and how people should be able to rework their deals and artists should be getting credit for what they've done. When in reality, when I was signed to him I had the same manager that he had and he has writing credits on my records. All my singles, coincidentally, and he never wrote a song, a lyric a day in his life,” she said.

As Beyoncé appears to court controversy due to some of the songs in her new album "Renaissance," Monica Lewinsky jokingly asked on Monday for the singer to remove her name from an old song. Kevin Winter/Getty Images.

© 2024 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.