Lizzo Announces Commitment To Change Ableist Lyrics In Hit Song GRRRLS Via Social Media

Lizzo has listened to her fans' cries and is preparing to rewrite the lyrics to her smash track "GRRRLS."

Lizzo stated today on social media that she'll be releasing a new version of her song GRRRL

which will remove the ableist slur "sp*z" from the original version.

In a Twitter message, she said, "It's been brought to my attention that there is a damaging term in my new song 'GRRRLS.'

Let me be clear: I never wish to encourage the use of insulting words

As a fat Black woman in America, I've been the target of many nasty words, so I'm aware of the power that words can have (whether intentionally or accidentally in my situation),"

she stated. "I'm pleased to announce the release of a new edition."

"Hold my bag, b***h, hold my bag," the lyrics go. Do you see what's going on here? "I'm a sp**z," she says.

People were quick to criticise the lyrics, with one Twitter user explaining why the phrase is offensive to people with disabilities and mental illnesses.

After receiving a barrage of criticism for the lyrics, the musician announced her decision to modify them.

Lizzo's album Special will be out on July 15, and the first track, "About Damn Time," has already charted in the top ten.