A question about partnership and copyright strikes


I Vlog Everday On Youtube
So I applied for partnership and I was wondering if having a copyright strike from January would make any difference and my account is in good standing with youtube.
Hell yes. Would making it private still not be enough? Or I could just re edit it and upload it again without the copyrighted music I suppose.
Most of the stuff I've read says that if you have copyrighted music or whatever, to completely get rid of it before applying to becoma a partner. I'd be afraid, knowing how YouTube can be, to even have it private.

It's just safer that way, I guess. Less chance for issues down the road.