Lizzo Changes Lyric In New Song 'Grrrls' After Listening To Fans' Complaints
14 June 2022, 17:50 | Updated: 14 June 2022, 17:55
Lizzo is releasing a new version of 'Grrrls' after the original contained a harmful word.
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Lizzo released 'Grrrls' just a few days ago, but a new version of the song is being released after fans noticed a derogatory word in the lyrics.
In a statement shared by Lizzo on Monday night, she told fans she'd listened to their concerns and is 'taking action.'
She wrote: "It's been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song 'GRRRLS'. Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language.
"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 unintentionally.)"
She went on: "I'm proud to say there's a new version of GRRRLS with a lyric change. This is a 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."
The pop icon signed off with: "Xoxo, Lizzo."
'Grrrls' originally contained an ableist slur which received a lot of backlash over the weekend.
Lizzo's sophomore album 'Special' is due for release in July and 'Grrrls' is the second single from the album, after 'About Damn Time' which was released in April.