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Lizzo changes lyrics to new song GRRRLS due to 'hurtful' words

Prime Video: "Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls" Official FYC Screening And Q&A
Prime Video: "Lizzo's Watch Out For The Big Grrrls" Official FYC Screening And Q&A / Anna Webber/GettyImages

Singer-songwriter Lizzo has decided to go ahead and. make some changes to the lyrics in her new song GRRRLS after fans flooded her social media with complaints about using "hurtful" words in new tune.

GRRRLS, which was released last week, originally contained a derogatory term for a form of cerebral palsy known as spastic diplegia, in the first verse.

Fans said they were "shocked" and "disappointed", and asked her to re-record the song with alternative words.

The star took the criticism to heart and released a new version omitting the "harmful word" on Monday night.

"Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language," she wrote in a statement posted to social media.

The 34-year-old shared a screen grab, on Instagram, of a message to her fans that she had penned in her notes app.

"As a fat black woman in America, I've had many hurtful words used against me so I understand the power words can have (whether intentionally or in my case, unintentionally)."

The hastily reworked version of Grrrls now includes the lyric "hold me back" in place of the original. Lizzo said the change was "the result of me listening and taking action". See her full message below!