Beyoncé is removing an offensive term for people with disabilities from a new song on her album “Renaissance,” just weeks after rapper Lizzo also changed the lyrics to remove the same word.
“The word, which is not intentionally used in a harmful way, will be replaced,” a spokeswoman for Beyoncé wrote in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday.
The song “Heated,” which was co-written with Canadian rapper Drake among several others, uses the word “spaz,” which is considered a derogatory reference to the medical term spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy.
Lizzo also removed the lyrics from one of her songs, “Grrrls,” in June after disability advocates complained about the lyrics. he said in a statement never wanted to promote derogatory language.
Disability advocate Hannah Diviney, who pointed to Lizzo’s lyrics that led to the change, he wrote on Twitter that hearing the word again used by Beyoncé “felt like a slap in the face to me, the disabled community and the progress we’ve tried to make with Lizzo.”
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Beyoncé to remove offensive word from new song
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