By: Smashley Nicole
So, just incase you missed it, Monica Lewinsky, yes you read that correctly, recently commented on Beyonce’s new song ‘Partition’ which contains the lyric,”he Monica Lewinsky’d all on my gown”. Lewinsky’s response to the song according to Rolling Stone was, “Thanks Beyonce’, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d”.
Lewinsky is now 40 and in a recent interview with Vanity Fair titled “Shame and Survival”, states that she “deeply regrets what happened with President Bill Clinton.” Now, you may ask yourself, why after nearly two decades has the former intern decided to come forward? Well, her inspiration to do so came from the eye-opening experience, in the form of a scandal at Rutgers college that she followed in the media. In that scandal; an 18-year-old being streamed via webcam kissing another man caused him to be pushed over the edge and take his own life. This story reminded Lewinsky of her own suicidal thoughts after being publicly humiliated. Seeing this incident made her realize that maybe sharing her story could help others. Also stated in the Vanity Fair interview: Her current goal, she says, “is to get involved with efforts on behalf of victims of online humiliation and harassment and to start speaking on this topic in public forums.”
It’s nice to see Lewinsky using her less-than glamorous past to try to help others. Beyonce’s new video ‘Partition’ is just one example of how Lewinsky has remained a pop icon after nearly two decades, many artists have referenced her in their songs. Another recent example of this was done by Eminem via “Rap God”, as well as in “Scary Movies”from Bad Meets Evil. (Eminem and Royce Da 5’9’s duo) Kanye West, Kid Cudi and Migos have also mentioned her. If you haven’t seen Beyonce’s video yet, check it out below. Please note, the video is NSFW. How to feel about Lewinsky’s return? Let us know in the comments below!
“Rap God” (Explicit)
From The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West