In the midst of ableistbacklash, Beyonce will alter her Renaissance lyric

In the midst of ableistbacklash, Beyonce will alter her Renaissance lyric ...

Beyonce's Renaissance was finally released on Friday (July 29), with fans and critics ecstatic about her seventh album. However, not everybody applauded the release, as some found its lyrical content objectionable.

On Heated, track eleven of the album, Beyonce sings throughout the song using the ableist slur spaz several times, beginning a braggadocious verse:

Beyonce claims she'll take a bath on that ass, and that ass will be spaz on your lap. My wrist goes click/Dimples on my hip, stretch marks on my tits, and I'm overrated, Tuesday.

Heated quickly became a fan favorite, but the outcry for Beyonce's use of the slur has prompted her team to respond to the ableist claims, according to Variety. Beyonce's group promised to alter the songs' lyrics.

A statement from Beyonce's staff says the term, which was not used intentionally in a harmful manner, will be replaced.

Lizzo had a similar situation in June when she included the slur in her song Grrrls. After receiving overwhelming response from the disabled community, Lizzo would eventually modify the songs lyrics.

Let me make one point clear: In her initial apologies, she said she would never encourage profane language. As a fat black woman in America, I've faced many nasty words, and I understand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally).

The disabled community has indicated that spaz is short for Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, and its usage is recognized as a slur.

Spastic Diplegia is a neurological illness that occurs in infanthood or early childhood and permanently affects muscle coordination and control. Symptoms include increased muscle tone, which results in spasticity (stiff or tight muscles and exaggerated reflexes) in the legs.

Kelis erupted on her on social media ahead of her release of Renaissances. Kelis claimed that Beyonce's use of her Milkshake sample on Energy was not a collaboration but a theft because she hadnt reached out to her to use the track, which she isnt credited as a songwriter or producer.

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