Lizzo Changes Lyrics to “Grrrls” After Criticism of Ableist Lyrics
“I never want to promote derogatory language” said the artist in a statement
Lizzo has decided to change the lyrics in “Grrrls” the latest single from her forthcoming LP Special after receiving criticism for using ableist language. The song’s original lyrics, “Hold my bag, bitch, hold my bag / Do you see this shit? I’ma spaz,” have been changed to “Do you see this shit? Hold me back.” Listen to the updated version below.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Lizzo said:
Lizzo shared “Grrrls” last month; the song was produced by Benny Blanco, Blake Slatkin, Ilya, Max Martin, and Pop Wansel. Special is out due out July 15.