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Beyonce Replacing Lyric In ‘Renaissance’ Album After Ableist Backlash

Beyonce Replacing Lyric In 'Renaissance' Album After Ableist Backlash

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Beyonce clearly heard the backlash from a group who felt a lyric on her new album was ableist and offensive … because he’s cutting it from the track.

The song “Heated” on Bey’s “Renaissance” album … features the line, “Sp*zzin’ on that ass, sp*zz on that ass.” After being called ableist for using the word, Beyonce decided to scrap and replace it, according to Variety.

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Her team says the word was never intended to be used in a harmful way, but they’re swapping it regardless.

The singer was met with distaste online pretty quickly when the album dropped … with one saying she’s still a powerhouse of a performer, before adding “But that doesn’t excuse her use of ableist language.”

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Of course, the slang comes from the word “spastic,” which refers to muscle spasms — many have conditions w. they’re unable to control the spasms that occur throughout the body.

This decision follows Lizzo‘s call to do the same thing — as we reported, she dropped her single, “Grrrls,” back in June … which had the line “Hold my bag, bitch/ Hold my bag/ Do you see this s***?/ I’m a sp*z.”

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After receiving similar backlash, she switched the line to “hold me back,” and offered up an apology … adding “As an influential artist I’m dedicated to being part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world.”

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