By now, everyone has heard the context of what Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade is all about. The lyrics don’t leave anything to the imagination, as they spell out that Beyonce was wronged, most likely cheated on, by her husband, Jay Z.
The speculation that Jay Z carried on affairs throughout their relationship have been floating around for years, but it was tightly under wraps due to the private nature of the couple. Then, at the Met Ball, Beyonce’s sister Solange was filmed beating Jay Z in an elevator as Beyonce idly watched on, seemingly unfazed by the moment. Many wondered if Beyonce’s passive role in the elevator incident meant that Jay Z had done something worth taking a beating for.
Two years later, we have Beyonce’s Lemonade, a visual album that pretty much confirms something went down in her marriage with Jay Z. Weaved together by themes of Black Lives Matter and the struggles of black women, it is a very honest album that lit up every social media platform when it premiered as an hour-long film on HBO.
— billboard (@billboard) April 24, 2016
With lyrics like “So what are you going to say at my funeral now that you’ve killed me? Here lies the body of the love of my life whose heart I broke without a gun to my head. Here lies the mother of my children both living and dead. Rest in peace, my true love, who I took for granted,” it’s easy to see why everyone reacted to this album. It was a visual and sonic onslaught of “spilling tea.”
It’s not a surprise that everyone came out of the woodwork to comment on it. On one track, Beyonce says, “Ashes to ashes, dust to side chicks,” and now, the ultimate side chick, Monica Lewinsky, has come forward to comment on the album. She’s also one of the few who isn’t critically analyzing the contents of Lemonade.
— billboard (@billboard) April 25, 2016
Lewinsky, the beret-wearing White House intern who had an affair with President Bill Clinton and was famously dragged for most of the 90s and early millennium, took to Twitter to get in on the Lemonade trend.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) April 25, 2016
Interesting enough, this isn’t the first time Ms. Lewinsky has weighed in on Beyonce drama. In a 2014 interview with Vanity Fair, she addressed her name shout-out in the song “Partition.”
In the song, Beyonce raps, “Now my mascara running, red lipstick smudged / Oh he so horny, he want to f–k / He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse / He Monica Lewinsky’d all on my gown.”
Lewinsky corrected Beyonce’s use of her name as a verb and said, “Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re verbing.’ I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d.’”
Lewinsky has seen a resurgence in pop culture, as she’s used her overexposure in the 90s as a platform to discuss cyber bullying.
As the Inquisitr reported, Lewinsky has turned to emojis to combat bullying. She said that when many are silent and are without words for victims, now they can show solidarity through emojis.
“Last year a survey of 5,000 teens from around the world revealed that young people often struggle to find the right words to use when a friend has been cyberbullied. Of those surveyed, 20 percent admitted to having been bullied online themselves, and twice that number said they had friends who had been harassed.”
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