Beyoncé to change Renaissance lyric containing ableist slur

A spokesperson for the musician confirmed that she will remove the offensive term for disabled people from her new song, Heated

Beyoncé has confirmed that she will remove an offensive term for disabled people from the lyrics of hew new album, Renaissance, after it was called “ableist” and “offensive” by disability charities and activists.

In the song Heated, co-written with Canadian rapper Drake, Beyoncé used a derogatory term for spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy. A representative for the musician told Insider that the lyric will be changed. “The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced,” the statement said.

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