Lizzo’s newest song GRRRLS received controversy after it was published in June. The artist had achieved viral success with About Damn Time and was able to do no wrong until the release of her latest song, GRRRLS, on Spotify.

Many took issue with her use of the word ‘s**z’ in the first verse of the new song

Lizzo addressed the Twitter controversy after changing the lyrics.


Kanye West’s Famous, taken from his Life of Pablo album, sees him rap about Taylor Swift. 

The rapper says in the opening line: ‘I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex,’ he then went on to ‘I made that b***h famous’.

The lyrics sparked outrage and a discussion about misogyny in rap, it also caused an online row between the two artists over permission to use the lyric.


Picture to Burn is a Taylor Switch release. It was written by Liz Rose and Swift. Teenage Swift sings an angry breakup song in which she lists grievances to her ex-boyfriend.

Swift stated that Swift had never “officially” met the guy I was writing about in this song.  “It bothered me that my boyfriend was so confident, which is where the song originated. 

“I was just sitting there, my guitar in hand and muttering to myself: I hate the stupid truck he keeps me from driving. He’s such an idiot! OMG! It was actually the chorus of the song.

Although the song appeared on Swift’s 2006 album, many fans claim that the lyrics were changed in 2008 in order to remove Swift’s reference to ‘gay,’ which was interpreted as an insult. 

Swift had also deleted the line in 2008’s video and it was replaced with the latest version.


Before the Black Eyed Peas found fame, they released a song titled ‘Let’s Get R******d’ in 2003. 

It was recorded again to be used as an advertisement for the NBA Playoff 2004. 

Ironically, though, the commercially more successful version of the song reached number 20 in Billboard’s Hot 100 for just two weeks. The single was then released. 

The title and the change in lyric were not addressed by the band. 

This insult comes from the 1960s term, “mental retardation”, originally used as a term for people with intellectual disabilities. However, the term has since been made into an insult, especially in the nineties and tenties.