HOT: Lizzo Files For Trademark
Pop sensation Lizzo is looking to trademark the phrase “100 Percent That Bitch” for merchandizing purposes. The line comes from the singer’s song “Truth Hurts,” on which Lizzo sings “I just took a DNA test/Turns out I’m 100% that bitch.” But when news of the trademark filing broke, British singer Mina Lioness protested on Twitter, saying she had tweeted the phrase seven months before “Truth Hurts” came out in 2017 (the track has just recently been inching its way to the top of the charts). Lioness seems to be seeking a songwriting credit and suggested she’d contacted Lizzo’s representatives previously but was ignored. “They’re doing it because they know I have no capital to address her,” Lioness tweeted. “I’m just the poor Black girl from London that don’t have a dog in the fight.”
WARM: Petitioning for the Improbable
Brits love Oasis, but the stalemate between the band’s Noel and Liam Gallagher appears stronger than ever, making a reunion any time soon seem very unlikely. Their famous fans in the Foo Fighters are trying though — during their headlining show at the U.K.’s Reading Festival, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins joked that they were going to start a petition to have Oasis reunite. The ever-hilarious Noel Gallagher heard the news and shared his own thoughts at his recent show in San Diego. “I’d like to start a petition to get the Foo Fighters to split up, if that would be at all possible,” he deadpanned from the stage.
COLD: Swift Injustice
In the most cringey high-profile “I’m hip to the trends, kids!” moment since Hillary Clinton urged voters to “Pokémon GO… to the polls” (still sends shivers), official Donald Trump defender Kellyanne Conway recently struck back viciously at Taylor Swift by singing the Pop star’s own song. At the MTV Video Music Awards, Swift criticized the White House for not responding to a petition of support for the Equality Act, which would expand legal protections for LGBTQ citizens. Conway appeared on Fox News the next day and, after mocking Swift and young people in general, she said she liked Swift’s song “You Need to Calm Down,” then, without a trace of irony, proceeded to sing the lines, “Say it in the street, that’s a knock-out/But you say it in a Tweet, that’s a cop-out.”