Ted Nugent Reflects On Beyonce’s Controversial Lyrics In ‘Heated’

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During his appearance on The Nightly Nuge, Ted Nugent expressed his opinions about Beyonce‘s new song and its lyrics. Nugent showed support to the famous singer by advising people that they shouldn’t have taken the words too seriously.

Following six years of break, Beyonce dropped her seventh studio album, ‘Reinassance’ on July 29, 2022, and its upbeat dance, pop, and R&B-oriented songs got critical acclaim by hitting the charts in a short time. However, later, a line from one of her tracks, ‘Heated’ that she co-wrote with Drake, received a backlash from those who considered it an insult to disabled people.

On their social media accounts, some stated ‘Spazzin’ on that ass, spazz on that ass,’ was an ableist slur, and the word generally means acting crazy and freaking out and derives from spastic. Because of these reactions to ‘Heated,’ Beyonce’s spokesperson announced that the singer didn’t intend to insult or harm anyone and they would change those controversial lyrics. While most people saw it as the right move, others disagreed.

As a person who’s entirely against cancel culture, Ted Nugent supported Beyonce’s controversial song. He advised people to watch performances from comedians such as Sam Kinison, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, and Robin Williams. The main reason behind this recommendation was to make people realize that they needed to relax since these were just words. Nugent described people who got triggered by them as spineless, weak, and stupid. He also gave examples of so-called controversial songs, such as Eric Clapton’s ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ and AC/DC’s ‘T.N.T.’

Beyonce’s spokesperson’s words read as follows:

“The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced.”

Here’s what Nugent stated:

“I would recommend to the whole world go back and get some Lenny Bruce standup comedy or Sam Kinison, Richard Pryor, Rodney Dangerfield, Robin Williams, and Ted Nugent’s.

Yes, I’m qualified. Here’s how I operate for the ultimate life-liberating pursuit of happiness: Relax! These are words. Eric Clapton didn’t shoot the sheriff, and AC/DC doesn’t work with T.N.T. We have to grow a spine. How spineless, weak, and stupid people can get triggered.

You can listen to the song below.