100% That Tweet: Lizzo Gave a Songwriting Credit to a Twitter User -- But Why?

November 1, 2019Media Mention

Mina Lioness was shaking for hours after Lizzo shocked her — and the music industry — by giving her a songwriting credit on her smash hit "Truth Hurts." In 2017, Lioness tweeted the phrase, "I did a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch," which spawned a viral meme that Lizzo incorporated into the first line of her song. The decision caused some head-scratching about whether tweets and internet memes are copyright-protected.