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Beyonce promises to change offensive song lyric after being called out for ableist slur

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Beyonce has been called out for using a derogatory word on her new album. Pic credit: © Collin/ImagePressAgency

After being called out by fans for using an ableist slur, Beyonce has decided to change the lyrics to one of the songs on her newest Renaissance album.

The 40-year-old megastar released her 7th studio album last week, which features 16 hit songs by the Grammy-winning artist.

One song in particular, Heated, contained a controversial lyric that has offended many of her fans: “Sp**zin’ on that a*s, s**z on that a*s,” she said in collaboration with rapper Drake.

The term is most often used in a derogative state, specifically to describe those with disabilities such as cerebral palsy.

The incident comes weeks after fellow singer Lizzo was called out for using the same word in her new song Grrrls.

After receiving backlash, Beyonce decided to change the song lyric and remove the harmful word from the track altogether.

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