Monica Lewinsky Seeks Correction From Beyonce (Video)

Former White House intern objects to “Partition” lyrics using her name as a sexual euphemism

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:05 AM

In a new Vanity Fair piece about her affair with President Bill Clinton, Monica Lewinsky takes a moment to correct the lyrics of Beyoncé’s “Partition.”

The ode to sex in a limousine include the lines, “He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown.”

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“Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d,'” Lewinsky wrote.

Perhaps the song is what motivated Lewinsky to speak out about the nearly two-decade old affair. We will never know. But Lewinsky wants us to leave behind the memories of the thing we had pretty much left behind.

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“It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress,” she wrote. “I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.”

“Sure, my boss took advantage of me, but I will always remain firm on this point: it was a consensual relationship,” she said.

Her essay will appear on Vanity Fair’s website May 8 and on newsstands May 13.

Watch Beyonce’s video for “Partition” (the controversial lyric appears at 1:16):