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Beyoncé to remove offensive word from song on Renaissance

Beyoncé is to remove an offensive term for disabled people from a new song featured on her "Renaissance."

The song "Heated," which was co-written with Canadian rapper Drake, uses the word "spaz," which is considered demeaning to people with spastic cerebral palsy.

Although the word "spaz" is often used colloquially to describe "freaking out" or "going crazy," it is derived from the word "spastic."

A spokesperson for Beyoncé said the word was not used intentionally in a harmful way and will be replaced.

Rapper Lizzo recently removed the word from one of her songs, "Grrrls," in June after disability advocates complained about the lyrics.



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