Oh, no she didn't!
Proving she's not afraid of the Beygency, Monica Lewinsky calls out Beyoncé in her Vanity Fair article. Why? The former White House intern says the diva's "Partition" lyrics are inaccurate. "He popped all my buttons and he ripped my blouse," Beyoncé sings. "He Monica Lewinski'd all on my gown."
It was Bill Clinton, of course, whose semen stained Lewinsky's blue Gap dress. "Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we're verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton'd all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky'd,'" she writes.
Why would Lewinsky return to the limelight 16 year after her affair with the president was discovered? "I've decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past," she writes in the June issue; the article will be released in full later this week.
Lewinsky, 40, also reacts to the release of diaries kept by Hillary Clinton's late friend Diane Blair, in which the political professor quotes the former First Lady calling Lewinsky a "narcissistic loony toon."
According to Lewinsky, her first thought was, "If that's the worst thing she said, I should be so lucky."
"Mrs. Clinton, I read, had supposedly confided to Blair that, in part, she blamed herself for her husband's affair (by being emotionally neglectful) and seemed to forgive him. Although she regarded Bill as having engaged in 'gross inappropriate behavior,' the affair was, nonetheless, 'consensual (was not a power relationship).'" (Lewinsky herself asserts that it was a "consensual" affair.)
Asked about Hillary and Blair's conversations, Lewinsky says, "Yes, I get it. Hillary Clinton wanted it on record that she was lashing out at her husband's mistress. She may have faulted her husband for being inappropriate, but I find her impulse to blame the Woman—not only me, but herself—troubling."
Lewinsky rejects the "narcissistic loony toon" label, saying she refused to cooperate with interrogators who offered her immunity in exchange for wearing a wire to monitor staged conversations with two of Bill's confidantes. "Courageous or foolish, maybe," Lewinsky writes, "but narcissistic and loony?"