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Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” Lyrics, Explained

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Lizzo, blessed be her name, has been nominated for a million Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year. And honestly, I’m not sure why we’re even bothering to go through with the voting process when she should clearly win them all, but whatever.

All of Lizzo’s songs are perfect bbs that deserve to be loved equally, but “Truth Hurts” dominated the charts all through 2019 for a reason. It’s a bop. And considering it’s about to sweep, the time has come to get into the lyrics—which, turns out, have been causing some ~drama~.

So…About the Lyrics Controversy

Okay, buckle up because this whole thing is a LOT. Back in August 2019, Lizzo decided to trademark the phrase “100% that bitch,” which caused a buncha outrage after this 2017 tweet courtesy of @MinaLioness resurfaced:

Around the time news of these copyright efforts broke, Mina hit Twitter and accused Lizzo of ignoring her attempts to get credit:

And she also shared that the original inspiration for “100% that bitch” came from Demi Lovato tweeting that she’s “1% African.”

Fast-forward a couple of months to October, and producer/songwriter Justin Raisen claimed he deserved a percentage of Lizzo’s royalties and was “shut down every time.” At this point, Lizzo hopped on IG and made it clear that memes stemming from Mina’s tweet were the inspiration for her “100% that bitch” lyric, but the rest of the song was alllll her.

“Hey y’all…as I’ve shared before, in 2017, while working on a demo, I saw a meme that resonated with me, a meme that made me feel like 100% that bitch…The men who now claim a piece of ‘Truth Hurts’ did not help me write any part of the song. They had nothing to do with the line or how I chose to sing it…I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme. The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with…not these men. Period.”

Meanwhile, Mina hit Twitter to say, “I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.”

In other words, IT ALL WORKED OUT.

Soooo, What Do the Rest of the Lyrics Mean?

There are a few stand-out lines that the Goddess Also Known as Lizzo has taken time out of her busy day to explain:

“Why men great ’til they gotta be great?”

She broke this one down on Twitter, writing, “men hold the highest seats of power on the planet. They’re constantly appointed greatness and yet cannot seem to do any good with it.”

“New man on the Minnesota Vikings”

As Genius notes, this is a reference to one of the Minnesota Vikings players sliding into Lizzo’s DMs, which she revealed during a chat with YouTuber Zachary Campbell, saying, “Meanwhile, this Minnesota Viking was in my DMs, we were chatting, we were texting, we went on a date.”

“Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay”

Annnnnd turns out these were just filler lyrics, lol:

PSA: Here Are the Complete Lyrics

Feel free to break these out next time you’re singing along to Lizzo alone in your bathroom. No judgement, I’m right there with you.

Why men great ’til they gotta be great?
Woo!

I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch
Even when I’m crying crazy
Yeah, I got boy problems, that’s the human in me
Bling bling, then I solve ’em, that’s the goddess in me
You coulda had a bad bitch, non-committal
Help you with your career just a little
You’re ‘posed to hold me down, but you’re holding me back
And that’s the sound of me not calling you back

Why men great ’til they gotta be great? (‘Til they gotta be great)
Don’t text me, tell it straight to my face (Tell it straight to my face)
Best friend sat me down in the salon chair (Down in the salon chair)
Shampoo press, get you out of my hair
Fresh photos with the bomb lighting (With the bomb lighting)
New man on the Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota Vikings)
Truth hurts, needed something more exciting (Yee)
Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay (Eh, yeah, yeah, yeah)

You tried to break my heart?
Oh, that breaks my heart
That you thought you ever had it
No, you ain’t from the start
Hey, I’m glad you’re back with your bitch
I mean, who would wanna hide this?
I will never, ever, ever, ever, ever be your side chick
I put the sing in single
Ain’t worried ’bout a ring on my finger
So you can tell your friend, “Shoot your shot” when you see him
It’s okay, he already in my DMs

Why men great ’til they gotta be great? (‘Til they gotta be great)
Don’t text me, tell it straight to my face (Tell it straight to my face)
Best friend sat me down in the salon chair (Down in the salon chair)
Shampoo press, get you out of my hair
Fresh photos with the bomb lighting (With the bomb lighting)
New man on the Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota Vikings)
Truth hurts, needed something more exciting (Yee)
Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay (Eh, yeah, yeah, yeah)

I’ma hit you back in a minute (Yeah, yeah)
I don’t play tag, bitch, I been it (One time)
We don’t fuck with lies (Two times), we don’t do goodbyes (Woo)
We just keep it pushing like ay-ay-ay
I’ma hit you back in a minute (Yeah, yeah)
I don’t play tag, bitch, I been it (One time)
We don’t fuck with lies (Two times), we don’t do goodbyes (Woo)
We just keep it pushing like ay-ay-ay (Woo)

Why men great ’til they gotta be great? (‘Til they gotta be great)
Don’t text me, tell it straight to my face (Tell it straight to my face)
Best friend sat me down in the salon chair (Down in the salon chair)
Shampoo press, get you out of my hair
Fresh photos with the bomb lighting (With the bomb lighting)
New man on the Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota Vikings)
Truth hurts, needed something more exciting (Yee)
Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay (Eh, yeah, yeah, yeah)

With the bomb lighting
Minnesota Vikings
Yee, eh, yeah, yeah, yeah

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Kate Spade New York Spring Collection 2020 | Shopping Guide

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Spring has sprung with plenty of must haves at Kate Spade New York! The latest drop is filled with pastel tones, vibrant patterns, and even a few zoo animals (yes, really). We’re especially obsessed with the sling bags that allow you to walk around hands free. Whether you’re looking for a standout bag or an extraspecial dress, there’s plenty of pretty arrivals that will get you into the seasonal spirit.

Ahead, we’ve curated a shopping guide of the loveliest new designs you should have on your radar. We suggest snatching them up fast, because gorgeous pieces like this never stay in stock for long. Let’s shop!



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OMG Lori Loughlin SO Should Have Pleaded Guilty!!!

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Well, if you were on the fence about whether Aunt Becky should have just come clean and told Danny Tanner federal prosecutors everything, the outcome of this case should make up your mind for good.

Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of bribing USC officials with $500,000 to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Bella admitted to the university as athletes on the crew team — despite the fact neither actually had any intention of joining the team, or even rowed crew at all.

Related: Olivia’s Fake Rowing Resume Is Incredible

While the Full House star is the most famous bust among the dozens arrested in Operation Varsity Blues, her case is far from unique. In fact, another quite similar case was resolved on Tuesday — and it’s kind of a slap in the face for Lori.

Michelle Janavs is the heir to the Hot Pockets fortune, which means she’s rich — but also flaky, LOLz! In all seriousness, her family is worth an estimated $4 BILLION. And she spent big bucks cheating to get her kids into exclusive schools.

Like Lori, Michelle also denied any wrongdoing at first. But the government continued to put the pressure on with new charges. Unlike the Hallmark Channel poster girl, Michelle eventually caved in and pleaded guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. (Lori still faces these charges AND has since also been hit with federal programs bribery.)

And so Janavs admitted to conspiring with fraudster Rick Singer (who was busted very early on and flipped, helping the FBI get evidence on everyone else). Per her guilty plea, she:

  • paid $50k to “fix” her daughter’s ACT test — twice
  • agreed to pay $200k to USC athletics administrator Donna Heinel (the same one who allegedly conspired with Lori) to get her daughter into the school as a fake volleyball recruit

She was also accused of paying $400k to Georgetown to get her son in as a Division I tennis recruit. He actually DOES play tennis, though from reports — including a New Yorker interview with a star teammate who didn’t get in — he was nowhere near good enough to gain admission. It seems to have been in the face of new charges related to her son that Janavs folded and pleaded guilty.

On Tuesday the mother of three was sentenced in the case; prosecutors sought a reasonable 21 months — a guilty verdict for either of the crimes she was charged with could have gotten her 20 YEARS — but her legal team argued (again similarly to Lori’s defense) that she was a gullible mom who was duped by bad actors.

In the end Janavs got just 5 MONTHS, which, when all things considered, is extremely light. Heck, Lori has been in a prison of stress and public shame for longer than that.

We can only imagine how this must hurt seeing how lenient judges are being on those who were in her exact same position but chose to accept responsibility instead.

Do YOU think Lori should bite the bullet and plead guilty now? Or take her chances with a jury??

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN/Hot Pockets/CBS Boston/YouTube.]

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Walt Disney Co. names Bob Chapek new CEO. Bob Iger to stay on as company chairman

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The Walt Disney Company has named a new CEO.

Bob Chapek is replacing Bob Iger, effective immediately, the company announced Tuesday.

Chapek, 60, was most recently chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, a position created in 2018 and has been with the company for 27 years, according to a news release. 

Iger will stay on as chairman through Dec. 31, 2021.

“With the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO,” said Iger in a statement. 

Last year, Iger said he planned to step down in 2021. He had previously set a target departure date of 2018, but in March 2017, his contract was extended to July 2, 2019. That December it was extended again through the end of 2021.

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Iger became Disney’s president and chief operating officer in 2000 and added the CEO title in 2005 after Michael Eisner departed. He became chairman in 2012.

He oversaw the expansion of the Mouse House, which added 21st Century Fox’s movie and TV studios and other assets including Fox’s 30% stake in Hulu. The $71.3-billion transaction closed in March 2019.

Chapek is the seventh CEO in company’s nearly 100-year history, Iger said, saying that Chapek “has proven himself exceptionally qualified to lead the Company into its next century.”

His annual base salary is $2.5 million and he is eligible for a bonus of “not less than 300% of the annual base salary,” according to a document filed with the Securities and Exchanges Commission. 

Chapek also will receive “a long-term incentive award having a target value of not less than $15 million” for each fiscal year of the agreement which goes through Feb. 28, 2023, according to the document.

This story will be updated.

Contributing: Mike Snider, Ed Baig

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Disney CEO: Bob Chapek to replace Bob Iger for top executive role



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