One of the best life lessons can be found within the cinematic masterpiece The Player’s Club where two former strippers turn to each other and simply say, “Make that money girl! Don’t let it make you.” One such person who is capitalizing off of those words of wisdom is singer/rapper Lizzo who was probably inspired by The Player’s Club to shake her ass for a big money check with her upcoming turn as a stripper in the movie Hustlers. And speaking of hustling, Lizzo is also looking to trademark one of the most quotable lines from her hit song Truth Hurts. However a Twitter user is claiming that Lizzo has no right to trademark anything because Lizzo didn’t even come up with the line herself.
According to Cosmopolitan, Twitter user Mina Lioness saw Lizzo’s DNA test results and found out she is 100% That Thieving Bitch. Because Mina claims Lizzo’s famous line that’s been ear fucking us all year long was actually created from one of Mina’s old tweets. After learning about Lizzo’s attempt to trademark the phrase, Twitter was quick to remind everyone that Lizzo’s famous words were not originated by her.
When the news broke, one user wrote, “Lizzo has literally built her whole brand off of some stolen words and now her whole shit is unravelling because she point blank refused to cite a Black woman. On Beyoncé’s internet, the receipts last forever.”
Oh, and the receipts were rolling in quicker than gift returns the day after Christmas. One user directly referred back to Mina’s original tweet from February 2017.
This is where she got her ‘iconic’ lyric from.
— Giorno Giovanna (@Neterma) August 28, 2019
Mina claims that she got the idea for the tweet after joking about another tweet from Demi Lovato, who tweeted out the results from a legitimate DNA test. Saddened by the fact that anyone could be so mean and steal someone else’s words, Mina tweeted at Lizzo to start a conversation. But if she thought Lizzo was going to break her off a chunk of that Truth Hurts money, then the joke was on her. Eventually Lizzo addressed Mina’s tweet yet she didn’t acknowledge that she stole anything because she claims she got the idea for the song from a meme she saw on Instagram.
Truth Hurts was written in June fyi— someone made a meme on IG that said “I’m 100% that bitch” and we were inspired, I give that meme credit when I talk about making the song. I’ve never seen ur viral tweet but I’m glad it exists.
— |L I Z Z O| (@lizzo) February 9, 2018
This was basically the verbal equivalent of every time Uncle Phil kicked Jazz out of the house on Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Lizzo’s like, “Whatever bitch,” and strapped on her red bottoms before stomping all the way to the bank to tell them to prepare for a ton of trademark checks that will soon roll in. And although it seems to be working out for Lizzo, Mina has taken to Twitter once again after discovering Lizzo’s plans to trademark the 100% line, though her tweets are more than likely falling on deaf ears.
What I cannot get over is how brazen Lizzo and her team have been in ignoring my whole presence. They’re doing it because they know I have no capital to address her.
I’m just the poor Black girl from London that don’t have a dog in the fight.
— (🙏🏾🇧🇸) home secretaryina (@MinaLioness) August 28, 2019
The moral of this story, kids, is that we ALL need to start looking through old tweets and memes so we can write songs and get rich super quick! But no more lines about being “100% that bitch” anymore, please. Because once Lizzo trademarks that shit, you’re going to see it on everything from shower curtains to condom wrappers.