Beyonce Self-Censors New Album After Mob Scolds Her for ‘Ableist’ Lyric

Former White House intern Monika Lewinsky, who lists her pronouns as “she/her” tweeted, “uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition Beyonce to Remove Renaissance Lyric After Outrage: Ableist, Offensive – Variety.”

In June, colossal rapper Lizzo, had to change her chart-topping song, “Grrls,” for using the same word.

The most offensive part of Lizzo’s verse, “Hold my bag, B*tch, Hold my bag. Do you see this sh*t? I’m a spazz. I’m about to knock somebody out,” was the word “spaz” which NBC reported as “like the ‘r’ slur” and “rooted in ableism.”

Writing for the Guardian, Hannah Diviney said, “When Beyonce dropped the same ableist slur as Lizzo on her new album, my heart sank.” Rolling Stone wrote, “Beyonce faced an uproar over her use of the word “spaz” in a new song.”

As CNN reports, the word “spaz” is typically used to describe “freaking out.” But critics say it originates with the word “spastic” which they also say is offensive, specifically  to people with cerebral palsy.

Other lyrics in “Heated” include, “Make a pretty girl talk that sh*tty.. Dimples on my hip, stretch marks on my t*ts…Monday, I’m overrated, Tuesday, on my d*ck. Flip-flop, flippy, flip-floppin’-a** bitch.”

“Heated” was co-written by performer Drake and Merriam-Webster defines “spaz” simply as “one who is inept.”

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