Lizzochanges a controversial lyric in her new song after online backlash… acknowledging words have power and saying she doesn’t want to promote derogatory language.
Here’s the deal — Lizzo dropped her new single, “Grrrls,” on Friday and received a ton of flak on social media for including the term “sp*z” in the lyrics.
Lizzo’s original opening verse was like this… “Hold my bag, bitch / Hold my bag / You see that s***? / I’m a sp*z / I’m about to knock somebody out ‘un / Yo, where’s my best friend? / She’s the only one I know to dissuade me.”
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After receiving tons of heat over the weekend, Lizzo announced Monday that she’s heard the concerns, listened and made a change.
Lizzo says she’s received tons of hurtful words over the years because she’s a self-proclaimed “fat black woman in America”…and says she understands the power words can have.
She maintains there was no harmful intent behind the original lyrics and says she’s proud to make a change for a new version of her song, which samples “Girls” by the Beastie Boys.
Lizzo adds… “As an influential artist, I’m dedicated to being part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world.”