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Monica Lewinsky added her voice to the Beyoncé backlash and pleaded with the singer to remove a lyric from her 2013 song, “Partition,” which addressed the scandal involving former President Bill Clinton.
Following criticism from the disability rights community about Beyoncé using an “ableist” term in a new song on her “Renaissance” album, Lewinsky asked fans to look more into the singer’s history with offensive remarks.
“Uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” Lewinsky tweeted Monday to her million followers, referencing lyrics from the song released on Bey’s self-titled, fifth studio album.
“He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse. He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown,” Beyoncé sings on the track.
The former president had an affair with Lewinsky while she was working as an intern at the White House between 1995-97. At the time, Clinton denied the allegations, but Linda Tripp, a former Pentagon employee, secretly recorded conversations with Lewinsky, during which Lewinsky revealed encounters in the Oval Office.
The Lewinsky affair was one of a series of missteps that led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives before he was ultimately acquitted in the Senate.
Beyoncé released the 14-track album with accompanying visuals in 2013, which went certified double platinum and topped global music charts.
Beyoncé confirmed she will remove an “ableist” lyric used in a song on her new “Renaissance” album following online backlash from the disability rights community.
The 40-year-old artist will change the word “spaz” from the 11th track on the album, “Heated,” to another term.
“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,” a representative for Beyoncé told Fox News Digital.
In the song, co-written by rapper Drake, Beyoncé sings the line: “Spazzin’ on that ass, spazz on that ass.”
The word is often used as a negative reference to people with disabilities.
“So @Beyonce used the word ‘spaz’ in her new song Heated,” Hannah Diviney tweeted. “Feels like a slap in the face to me, the disabled community & the progress we tried to make with Lizzo. Guess I’ll just keep telling the whole industry to ‘do better’ until ableist slurs disappear from music.”
“Yes, and me a Black Autistic person was also called “spaz” growing up to describe ME as irritating and annoying,” another user wrote online against people defending the word. “The word is a slur. Let it go and let some compassion for people who have been harmed by that word in instead.”
The 16-track album, which debuted Friday, is Beyoncé’s first solo release since “Lemonade” in 2016 and is her seventh studio album.
Fox News’ Larry Fink contributed to this report.