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Beyoncé removes offensive word from new song

Beyoncé has removed an offensive disability label from a new song on her record ‘Renaissance’, just weeks after rapper Lizzo changed the lyrics to remove the same word. “A word that was not intended to be used in a hurtful way will be replaced,” Beyoncé’s spokesperson wrote in a statement to The Associated Press on Monday. The song “Heated”, co-written with Canadian rapper Drake and others, uses the word “spaz”, which is believed to be a deviant reference to the medical term spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. Lizzo also removed lyrics from one of her songs, “Grrrls,” in June after disability advocates complained about the lyrics. Lizzo said in a statement that she never intended to promote profanity. Disability advocate Hannah Diviney, who pointed to Lizzo’s lyrics as the reason for the change, wrote on Twitter that hearing Beyoncé use the word again “feels like a slap in the face to the disability community and the progress we’re trying to make. to do with Lizzo.”