Recently, American singer, rapper, and actress Lizzo shared tweets consisting of short clips from various 2016 presidential candidates, including Senator Bernie Sanders, and Hilary Clinton, to observe the anthem at the Democratic presidential debate. But instead of having the national anthem in the audio, it was her hit song “Truth Hurts” that played in the background.
The song is about not letting a man hold you down, standing up for yourself, and realizing the importance of asking yourself.
Why are men great, so they have to be great? Woo” – Lizzo sang.
The following day after the tweet, Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who saw the video, responded to Lizzo with some of the singer’s own lyrics.
Turns out, I just did a DNA test …” – Clinton tweeted with Lizzo’s opening verse.
The former First Lady of the United States did not tweet the lyrics in full, which is,
“I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch.”
"I just took a DNA test, turns out…"
It is unclear why Clinton chose to respond to this tweet in this way but knowing that Lizzo and Clinton are two vastly different people, their message of dismantling the patriarchy and empowering young women is the same.
As expected, the Twitter community blew up at Clinton’s reply to Lizzo, with trending tags like “2019 ‘gives zero fucks’ Hillary is awesome.” Indeed, the truth hurts, doesn’t it Mr. President?, and so much more.
Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” single, was released in 2017, and was added to the deluxe version of Cuz I Love You. It became a viral hit and reached the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 chart two years after its initial release.