Monica Lewinsky Responds to Beyoncé’s 'Partition' Lyric


Monica Lewinsky Responds to Beyoncé’s 'Partition' Lyric

Former White House intern addresses Bey’s mention of 1998 sex scandal.

Published May 6, 2014

Beyoncé got herself grammar-policed by none other than Monica Lewinsky. The infamous former White House intern, best known for having an affair with then-president Bill Clinton, put Bey on blast for lyrics from her song "Partition."

In the track, Beyoncé sings, "Now my mascara running, red lipstick smudged/Oh he so horny, he want to f--k/He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse/He Monica Lewinsky'd all on my gown." 

Lewinsky responded to the reference in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, saying, “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.’”

Though she may have a point, we're not sure how smart it is of Lewinsky — whose reputation was smeared by Kenneth Starr, Newt Gingrich and other Beltway politicos — to anger the pop queen's fans. Congress, after all, is nothing compared to the BeyHive

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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