by richard rosales

Beyoncé announced the removal of a criticized lyric from her new song, "Heated."

Beyoncé is changing the lyrics to "Heated" from her latest album, Renaissance, in response to criticism from the ...

disabled community.

Beyonce's representative stated “The word, not used intentionally in a   harmful way, will be replaced.”

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes defines spastic as...

an abnormal increase in muscular tone or stiffness that may interfere with mobility or speech or cause discomfort or suffering.

Hannah Diviney, a writer with cerebral palsy, called attention to the lyrics on Monday.

"Beyoncé’s commitment to storytelling musically and visually is unparalleled, as is her power to have the world paying attention to the narratives, struggles...

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...and nuanced lived experience of being a black woman – a world I can only ever understand as an ally, and have no desire to overshadow,"