A new song on Beyoncé's "Renaissance" has been changed to remove an offensive term for disabled people, just weeks after rapper Lizzo also changed lyrics."The word will be replaced, if it isn't used intentionally in a harmful manner," Beyoncé's spokeswoman said in a statement." Heated," a track was co-written with Drake, has a word that is considered a derogatory reference to the medical condition spastic diplegia, a type of cerebral palsy.
Disability advocates complained in June about Lizzo's song, "Grrrls," which contained the word. A statement by Lizzo said she never intended to promote the derogatory language. Lizzo's lyrics prompted the change, and Hannah Diviney wrote on Twitter that hearing it again "felt like a slap in the face to me, the disabled community, and the progress we tried to make with Lizzo."