Lizzo reworks song to strip out an ableist lyric
Lizzo on the red carpet at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in downtown Los Angeles on March 14, 2021. - Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Pop star Lizzo has rerecorded a song, stripping out an offending lyric that she learned was ableist. “It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS,’ " she said on Twitter Monday. “Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language.” The song contained the line, as she sings over a Beastie Boys sample, “Hold my bag/ Do you see this s---?/ I’m a sp-z/ I’m about to knock somebody out/ Yo, where my best friend?/ She the only one I know to talk me off the deep end.” Disability advocates immediately lashed out on Twitter, informing her t...