New album lyrics review
Beyoncé is a mega star celebrated by millions. Because of a song line on their new album, it’s now getting massive reviews.
Many are currently listening to Beyoncé’s (40-year-old) new album “Renaissance” over and over. But there are also criticisms. Among others, Hannah Diviney, who works for people with disabilities, and the charity Scope draw attention to the fact that the singer in her song “Heated” uses a word that is often used pejoratively in relation to people with brain movement disorder. This is reported by the BBC, among others.
“I’m tired and frustrated that we’re having this conversation again so quickly after receiving such a meaningful and progressive response from Lizzo,” Diviney told the UK broadcaster. It’s like “a slap in the face”. Although the phrase may have a different meaning in the US, it’s “a word we would never use in the UK”, said BBC correspondent Nikki Fox.
“Be part of the change”
Singer Lizzo (34) had used the word in her song “Grrrls”. In mid-June she wrote on Twitterthat she changed her words after being informed. She made it clear that she did not want to support any “derogatory language” and that she herself had been exposed to many “painful words”. As an influential artist, she wants to “be part of the change” she wants to see in the world.
According to the report, Scope meanwhile is demanding that Beyoncé change her song lyrics as well. Warren Kirwan, the organization’s media manager, said it has long championed inclusion and equality, so we’re calling for change.
Singer Kelis (42) had previously criticized Beyoncé, but for another reason. A snippet of their song “Get Along With You” was reportedly used for the song “Energy”. she was upset about the sample on Instagrambecause it had not been requested before. “Why doesn’t anyone have the decency to call me up and say, ‘Hey, we’d like to use your recording?'” Kelis explained, among others.