Billy Clinton’s favorite intern, Monica Lewinsky, not only wants to ‘take back her narrative’ and “burn the beret and bury the blue dress,” as unveiled in a silence-breaking Vanity Fair piece published this week, but is taking shots at the evolution of her “sexual relations” punchline.
The brunt of many a lyric pun over the years since the 1998 “Monicagate” White House scandal, from Nas back in ’99 on “Life is What You Make It” to Eminem’s 2013 comeback jam, “Rap God,” the latest to carry on the raunchy legacy is Beyoncé, on “Partition,” arguably Queen Bee’s most vulgar track to date, setting up a sex scene in the third verse of the two-part song:
Problem is, as Ms. Lewinsky trades beret for grammar cap: “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’’d’.”
So there you go. Get your verbs right, kids, before attempting sexual innuendoes in lyrics, lest you want confuse the conventions of the birds and the bees. Or rightly piss of Monica Lewinsky. We be verbin’: