Lizzo facing further criticism for ‘Truth Hurts’ TM bid.— World IP Review (@WorldIPReview) September 2, 2019
A UK musician says she came up with the lyric "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100% that bitch". https://t.co/0rrD2OtLb5 @lizzo #trademark #TruthHurts
Lizzo has been accused of plagiarising a lyric from her hit song “Truth Hurts”
She sings “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch”.
The singer’s company applied to register “100% That Bitch” as a trademark covering merchandise and music.
UK musician Mina Lioness says that she came up with the lyric.
“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,”
“Now everyone believes those were your words, when in fact they were mine. My creativity, my wit and my comedy.”
She cannot afford to take the issue to court.
She has called on Lizzo to “do the right thing” and credit her as a co-writer of the song.
Lizzo has said publicly that the lyrics were inspired by a meme she had seen on social media.
I did a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch.— 🇧🇸 home secretaryina (@MinaLioness) February 25, 2017
Day 6, no receipts just stupidd takes like “I should have copyrighted it, if I didn’t want it stolen” Like people are out here copyrighting tweets everyday...— 🇧🇸 home secretaryina (@MinaLioness) September 1, 2019
Too many times Black creatives get on here and set the trends, get their content stolen and be told to be grateful.— 🇧🇸 home secretaryina (@MinaLioness) August 31, 2019
Sorry, it’s not going down like this.
The issue is so much bigger than what I thought it was, she knows if she credits me as the writer of that lyric, she cannot use it on anything without me getting something.— 🇧🇸 home secretaryina (@MinaLioness) August 30, 2019
Cosmo did not contact me as you can read, I’m not talking to anyone until I speak to some sort of publicist. It’s actually not me who you will turn puppyshow.— 🇧🇸 home secretaryina (@MinaLioness) August 30, 2019
The story of the “100% that Bitch tweet” came from me making jokes about Demi Lovato saying she took a DNA test and found out she’s 1% African. pic.twitter.com/DvQIoJeCzA— 🇧🇸 home secretaryina (@MinaLioness) August 11, 2019
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