The never-ending drama surrounding Renaissance carries unabated. Monica Lewinsky is involved in this case as well.
Following the release of Beyoncé’s seventh studio album, there have been a number of disputes, problems, and a ton of unasked-for comments. The first problem included Beyoncé’s usage of samples from Kelis in her song “Energy,” a use that Kelis was not made aware of prior to the song’s official release.
Then there was the scandal involving Diane Warren and her dubious remarks on Beyoncé’s “Alien Superstar,” which had 24 contributors. Then there was the controversy around “Heated,” in which Beyoncé was accused of being an ableist because of a line.
Beyoncé used the term “spaz” in the song’s outro stanza. She sang, “Spazzin’ on that ass, spaz on that ass.” In everyday speech, the term “spaz” usually refers to being irrational or panicking out. However, it comes from the medical term “spastic,” which refers to a condition when a person loses control of their muscles.
As a result, it should come as no surprise that disability advocates and upset fans expressed their fury online. The singer’s management responded to the controversy with a statement assuring fans that the phrase was not used in an offensive manner and a promise to alter the verse in question.
After that exchange, Monica Lewinsky interjected and asked for a lyric modification of her own.
“Uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” Monica Tweeted.
Lewinsky is making reference to a line from Beyoncé’s 2013 self-titled album. The Grammy-winning performer sings “Partition”: “He bucked all my buttons, he ripped my blouse/
He Monica Lewinsky’d all on my gown.”
The song makes a clear allusion to the Clinton-Lewinsky sex scandal, which resulted in President Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998. Lewinsky was subjected to mockery, a great deal of unwelcome attention, and several pop culture allusions after the incident. In fact, there are so many allusions that Lewinsky describes herself as a “rap song muse” on her Twitter account.