Lizzo has always been an outspoken artist who is not afraid to be forthright with her opinions - especially when it comes to body positivity and self-acceptance.

However, the hip-hop star has held her hands up and backtracked after some fans complained about a lyric in her new song.

A term she uses in her new track 'GRRRLS' has now been changed after she was accused of being ableist.

"It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song ‘GRRRLS',” she said on Twitter. "Let me make one thing clear: I never want to promote derogatory language.

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

"I’m proud to say there’s a new version of GRRRLS with a lyric change. This is the result of me listening and taking action. As an influential artist I’m dedicated to being part of the change I’ve been waiting to see in the world."

The offensive lyric is deemed offensive by members of the disabled community. The original song saw the 'Truth Hurts' singer say: "‘Hold my bag, bitch, hold my bag / Do you see this s**t?/ I’mma sp*z."

The new version now says ""Hold my bag, bitch, hold my bag / Do you see this s**t?/ Hold me back."

Disability charity Scope had called Lizzo out on Twitter for using the term, saying "Dear @Lizzo, your songs spread the message of self-acceptance. Please don’t leave disabled people out by using slurs in your lyrics. Self-love should be for everyone. We know you can do better."