Today, Liso announced the release of a new version of the GRRRLS song via social media, which removes the efficient slur “sp * z” from the previous version.
“It was brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS’,” he shared in a Twitter post. “Let me make one thing clear: I never wanted to promote derogatory language. As a fat black woman in the United States, I have used many offensive words against her, so I understand the words that can be used (intentionally or in my case, not intentionally), ”he continued. “I’m proud to say that the new version of GRRRLS comes with a song line change. It’s the result of listening and taking action. As an influential artist, I’re committed to being a part of the change I’m looking forward to seeing in the world.
The lyrics say: “Hold my bag, b *** h, hold my bag Do you see this? I sp ** z. ”
People quickly addressed the lyrics as a Twitter user addressed and explained why the word hurts the community with disabilities and mental illness.
Hey @ Liso My disability cerebral palsy is classified as spastic dysplasia (here spasticity refers to the endless painful tightness in my legs) Your new song makes me very angry and sad. ‘Spas’ does not mean mania or insanity. This is a potential slander. This is 2022. Do better.
– Hannah Diviney (hannah_diviney) June 12, 2022
The musician received a flood of criticism over the lyrics, thus announcing his decision to change the lyrics.
Liso’s album Special July 15, and the first single, “About Damn Time” is already a top 10 hit.