Despite the applause generated over Beyoncé’s new album, Renaissance, a faction of her fans have called her out for using an ableist term in one of the tracks.
Heated, the 11th track on the album featured the lyrics, “Spazzin’ on that a*s, spazz on that as*.”
Spazz is a slang coined from the word “spastic” which refers to a disability that makes it difficult for people to control their muscles especially in the limbs.
Following the backlash that ensued on social media, Beyoncé’s team confirmed via a statement to Variety that the lyric will be changed.
Beyoncé will be the second artiste to make this decision this year as popular rapper, Lizzo, was also called out in June for using the same word in her song, Grrrls.