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Beyoncé to remove ‘offensive words’ from new song after controversy

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A week ago the iconic pop singer-songwriter, Beyoncé released her new album called ‘Renaissance’ and although for many he was well received for his songs, he was also involved in a controversy.

The artist announced that she will eliminate an offensive term for disabled people of one of his songs taking the example of rapper Lizzo who did the same thing a couple of weeks ago.

Beyoncé is removing an offensive term for disabled people from a new song on her ‘Rebirth’ albumjust a few weeks after rapper Lizzo also changed the lyrics to remove the same word.

“The word, not intentionally used in a harmful way, will be replaced,” a Beyoncé spokeswoman wrote. in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday.

The song heatedwhich was co-written with Canadian rapper Drake, among 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 word from one of her songs, grrrlsin June after advocates for people with disabilities complained about the letter. Lizzo said in a statement that she never wanted to promote derogatory language.

Disability advocate Hannah Diviney, who pointed to Lizzo’s lyrics leading to change, wrote on Twitter that hearing the word used again by Beyoncé “It felt like a slap in the face to me, the disability community, and the progress we’re trying to make with Lizzo.

Beyoncé releases new album: ‘Renaissance’

Beyoncé is back with a new disco-style project called Renaissance, picking up on a style that has been trending since early 2022 with projects like Dawn Fm with The Weeknd and Drake’s Honestly Nevermind.

“So the album got leaked, and everyone waited until the right time for the release so everyone can enjoy it together. I’ve never seen anything like it,” communicated.


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