Lizzo knows what she wants and doesn’t hesitate to get it, no matter how often she tries.
The singer has trademarked the phrase “100% That B–h” after trying and failing eight other times.
Lizzo Has Serious Determination
If you’re curious about the big deal about this phrase, it belongs to one of Lizzo’s most famous songs, “Truth Hurts.”
In fact, “Truth Hurts” is the singer’s first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and–so far–her longest-running one, remaining at number one for seven weeks.
The phrase is part of the song’s opening lyrics:
“I just took a DNA test. Turns out, I’m 100 percent that b–h.”
According to Forbes, the pop star finally received the trademark to her phrase in February.
As a result, she can use the term on apparel without fear of others copying and pasting it on their merch.
“100% That B–h” Is Her Phrase
Even though Lizzo released the song in 2017, it didn’t become a mega-hit until 2019.
When it did, the singer credited singer and Twitter user Mina Lioness who originally wrote the phrase.
Lizzo’s selflessness made Lioness earn royalties on “Truth Hurts.”
The same year, the singer sued producers Jeremiah and Justin Raisen, who claimed they were in one room with Lizzo when she wrote “Truth Hurts,” and they helped come up with the phrase.
The singer and the producers settled the suit in 2022.
Still, in 2022, the pop star requested to trademark the phrase.
However, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied her.
Lizzo never gave up on the phrase and tried trademarking it several more times until the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board gave in.
The Board didn’t just give in–they also ruled that anyone who used the phrase would have to associate it with the pop star and her hit song.
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