Lizzo changes offensive lyric in new song after backlash

Lizzo has changed a lyric in her song GRRRLS after facing backlash over an offensive slur being used.

The Good As Hell hitmaker was called on by fans to apologise after she accidentally used an ableist slur in her new hit.

Taking to social media, the star said she was ‘proud’ to share that the lyric had been changed .

‘It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS,” she shared in a Twitter post. ‘Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language.’

Lizzo added: ‘As a fat Black woman in America, I’ve had many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally,).

‘I’m proud to say there’s a new version of GRRRLS with a lyric change. This is the result of me listening and taking action. As an influential artist I’m dedicated to being part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world.’

Lizzo has seen a huge popularity in recent years, with an HBO documentary now in the works about her career.

In a statement shared by Rolling Stone, Lizzo said of the film: ‘Growing up I never dreamed I’d get to experience all of the things I’ve accomplished in my life, and I’m just getting started.

‘From ‘Cuz I Love You to my dramatic world tour, losing and gaining love, and creating my new album Special, y’all get to see the amount of time, patience, blood, sweat and tears that went into this process.

‘It takes 10 years to become an “overnight success,” and hopefully I can inspire other young creatives to keep going.’

Lizzo is set to executive produce the documentary which is slated for release in the autumn, following the release of her next album Special on July 15. 

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