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Beyonce to remove ableist slur from song

(KYMA, KECY/CNN) - Same word-- different artist.

Just like Lizzo.

Beyoncé is getting backlash for using the word "spaz" in one of her latest songs.

So she's going to change it.

The 40-year-old singer got rave reviews when she debuted "Renaissance," her dance-inspired seventh studio album on Friday.

But it didn't take long for fans to lay into her about using the abelist term in the song "heated."

The word is often used  to describe "freaking out" or "going crazy."

But it comes from the word "spastic."

Which is considered demeaning to people with a disability.

A representative for Beyoncé says the word wasn't "used in a harmful way."

The edit comes weeks after Lizzo announced a new version of one of her songs after complaints about the same word.

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Chelsie Burroughs

CNN

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