Monica Lewinsky asks Beyonce to delete a song about her
Is this request too little too late?
Monica Lewinsky requested a line be removed from Beyoncé’s song “Sheet Music” in 2013.
The request comes after Beyoncé removed an ability slur from her new album Renaissancesimilar to Lizzo’s deletion of the same word from her song “Grrrls” earlier this year.
The lyrics of “Score” in question: “He popped all my buttons, and he tore up my blouse / He did everything with Monica Lewinsky on my dress.”
In a tweet linking to an article about the controversy surrounding the use of the ableist slur “sp-z”, Lewinsky wrote, “Uum, while we’re at it… #Partition.”
According Billboardone fan replied to Lewinsky, “Did you contact Beyoncé or her team before seeing all the heat? I’m curious.”
“No, I didn’t. I mentioned it in the first Vanity Fair article I wrote in 2014… which was the first public thing I had done in 10 years. but you raise a interesting point/just…” Lewinsky replied.
The article she’s referring to is from 2014, where she said, “Thank you, Beyoncé, but if we’re speaking verbally, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d .'”
Many fans weren’t amused by the statement, with one person Tweeter“She’s worried about a song that was released almost 9 years ago, girl be [for real].”
So far, Beyoncé’s team has made no statement about Lewinsky’s claim.
After facing backlash for using the word “sp-z” in his “Heated” lyrics, the “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)” icon immediately took action to correct the error.
Beyoncé’s rep said rolling stone that the word was not used “intentionally in a harmful way”.
Whereas Renaissance has already been hailed as another critically acclaimed album from Beyoncé, the rollout has not been without controversy.
Previously, “Milkshake” singer Kelis took issue with an interpolated sample used on Renaissance following “Energy,” claiming via social media posts that she was not told about the tween.
Songwriter Diane Warren also threw shade at the album as one of the songs has 24 credited authors, which other industry veterans took issue with via Twitter.
And even before the album was released, the BeyHive faced premature leaks, which Beyoncé thanked fans for not listening to on Instagram.
“So the album leaked, and y’all waited for the right release time so y’all could enjoy it together. I’ve never seen anything like it,” she wrote.
She continued, “I can’t thank you enough for your love and protection.”
Read the full statement on the second slide of his post, below: