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Lizzo Succeeds In Getting Approval For '100% That B—h' Trademark After Eight Attempts

You may or may not be familiar with the lyrics: “I just took a DNA test. Turns out, I’m 100 percent that b–h.” The lyrics were the opening of Lizzo’s massive hit, “Truth Hurts” — which was released in 2017 but became popular in 2019 —  and signifies that the pop star knows exactly who she is. However, now it’s even more official.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 3, 2023

The Hitmaker: TikTok Crowns Lizzo As The No. 1 Most-Viewed Artist Of 2022 In The U.S.

The year 2022 is coming to a close, which means that the end-of-year lists are piling in. As for Lizzo, she didn’t only take over the Billboard charts.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 6, 2022

Lizzo Gears Up For The 'First Music Awards Show In The Metaverse'

Lizzo is slated to make history in the metaverse. Logitech revealed that it would be working with “The Truth Hurts” singer again for their second annual Song Breaker Awards set to premiere on Roblox. And, what’s more, it will reportedly be the “first music awards show in the metaverse.” Lizzo will be joined by special host Bretman Rock, plus Jaden Smith, and more. Those who tune in can look forward to Lizzo performing her new single “Special.” Music award shows 🤝 @Roblox This Saturday, join us to support host @bretmanrock & celebrate a ‘Special’ performance by @lizzo at @logitechc ’s #SongBreakerAwards . Experience this first-of-its-kind event starting at 10am PST! — Logitech (@Logitech) April 27, 2022

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 29, 2022

Lizzo's A Self-Proclaimed 'Multi-Empire Mogul' With A $12M Net Worth Included

Lizzo is riding high off of her success. And according to an interview she gave to the Wall Street Journal, she has Missy Elliott to thank for that — in a manner of speaking. “Missy Elliott gave me really great advice. A lot of really good advice, all the time, but namely when we were doing the ‘Tempo’ music video,” she said to the outlet. “I just kept shrinking myself, literally, because she’s 5’2” and I’m 5’9”. She was like, ‘Quit doing that. Don’t ever shrink yourself on your set. This is your music video. You are the star. Whenever that s—t is yours, don’t ever make yourself smaller for other people.’ And I took that across the board. Don’t shrink yourself in a literal way to make people comfortable, don’t shrink yourself creatively. Don’t limit yourself as a businesswoman. Don’t shrink yourself when you’re standing up for yourself in your personal life, in your relationships with people.” One thing’s for sure: Lizzo (born Melissa Viviane Jefferson ) isn’t going to shrink...

Lizzo Partners With Tech Accessories Brand Logitech To Release Her New Single

Lizzo is a tech girlie, now — and we’re here for it. For Logitech’s latest creative campaign, and in true Lizzo fashion, she is seated behind a computer screen sporting a vibrant tulle dress and soon becomes engulfed by Logitech’s newest innovation. And while she chose a tech company to debut her next single, she admits to Forbes she is not the most digital tech-savvy. “The hardware and me don’t get along,” she said. Nonetheless, the experience served as a reminder that technology is a bridge to connect with others. “So it was really a great metaphor of me being, like, ‘How do you work this camera,’ and then I get swooped into this world to be free and then dance and then fly into the sky and bear witness to all of these other great creators and connect with them and be in wonder with them,” Lizzo said, according to Forbes.

Samantha Dorisca

Jan 28, 2022

Lizzo Bets On The Billion-Dollar At-Home Fitness Industry With An Investment In Rowing Startup Hydrow

Lizzo’s latest business venture has led her to the billion-dollar fitness industry. In a funding round said to be around $200 million for rowing startup Hydrow, the pop star is listed as an investor, CNBC reports. Singer Justin Timberlake was also included in the round. As more gyms reopen and people continue to return, Hydrow aims to remain as a top contender for at-home fitness. According to CNBC, partial funding will go toward ensuring the company can “meet the anticipated demand this holiday season.” “This puts us in the same category as the other leaders in the fitness industry,” Founder and Chief Executive Bruce Smith said. “Until now, we might have been a little bit under the radar because people thought of us as a smaller company. But we’re actually very ambitious.” Hydrow offers on-demand rowing classes and other fitness classes including pilates and yoga. As the at-home fitness rivalry rises, the startup looks to capitalize on its individuality. It also notes its user base...

Ngozi Nwanji

Sep 21, 2021

Lizzo Partners With Dove To Turn Social Media Into An Empowering Place For The Next Generation

Lizzo bares it all for her latest partnership with Dove to send a moving message about self-confidence. Glossy reports that the Grammy-winning singer and queen of body-positivity teamed up with the beauty brand for its ongoing Self Esteem Project — a campaign that aims to “transform social media into a more positive and empowering place for the next generation,” according to the brand. The ongoing brand campaign acts as a platform to encourage parents to have the “selfie talk” with their children by advising them to use social media in a way that doesn’t negatively impact their mental health. According to research for Dove’s 2020 Self-Esteem Project, “80% of girls have already applied a filter or used an app to change the way they look in their photos by the time they are 13,” Black Enterprise reports. Now the brand is looking to change that. “Social media is a big part of young people’s lives — but retouching apps and the pressure to post the ‘perfect selfie’ are hurting their...

Njera Perkins

Apr 26, 2021

Lizzo to Develop and Produce TV Series Under First-Look Deal With Amazon

Lizzo isn’t one to dim her shine, and her latest mega-watt boss move proves it. According to Deadline , Lizzo, born Melissa Viviane Jefferson, scored a first-look deal with Amazon Studios . Under the new partnership, the pop star will produce and develop TV series to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime. “I’m so excited to partner with the amazing team at Amazon,” said Lizzo. “Thank you to Jen Salke and the rest of the team for making this dream come true. I can’t wait to get started and share my vision with the world.” Dubbed “force of positivity” by co-head of television at Amazon Studios, Albert Cheng, the “Truth Hurts” singer is known for feel-good songs like “Good As Hell.” Her first projects in Hollywood included a role in the film “Hustlers” and a character in “UglyDolls.” However, the new deal will be Lizzo’s first foray in the TV business . “Lizzo is one of the most exciting, creative, joyful artists in the industry, and it is such a pleasure to announce this new deal with...

Niki McGloster

Aug 10, 2020

Debbie Allen, Lizzo and More Celebrities Give Back During This Global Crisis

With schools, restaurants, and the suspension of events thanks to coronavirus, families have scrambled to maintain normalcy. Amid the global crisis, access to essentials, such as food, household items, and income has slowed or stopped altogether. With this pandemic taxing U.S. citizens in unprecedented ways—mentally, physically, and financially—several Black celebrities have stepped up to give back to those most affected by social distancing and closures. From athletes to actors and from funds to free entertainment, here are all the ways the biggest stars are lending a helping hand to families, kids, and companies, in need, and alleviating anxiety. Debbie Allen teaches a free dance class on Instagram Live. Legendary dance instructor and Emmy award-winning actress Debbie Allen is teaching a free dance class on Instagram Live. On Wednesday (March 18), let off some steam and learn hip-grooving moves to get your body moving from the Debbie Allen Dance Academy founder herself. Tune in at...

Niki McGloster

Mar 18, 2020

'I wonder why?' -- Lizzo on TikTok Removing Videos of Her in Bathing Suits

TikTok is under scrutiny again. This time the controversy centers around rising star, Lizzo. The Grammy award-winning musician, took to her Instagram and posted a video of her singing the words “I know” with a series of text overlays calling out the the social media app for removing clips of her in a bathing suit. “TikTok keeps taking down my videos with me in my bathing suits,” Lizzo’s texts reads. Her text continues with “But allows other videos with girls in bathing suits. I wonder why? TikTok… we need to talk.” Early this year, TikTok admitted to suppressing videos of disable, fat, and queer creators under the guise of protecting them from cyberbullying. However, Lizzo believes she knows why the social media networking app is removing her videos. “When people look at my body and be like, ‘Oh my God, she’s so brave,’ it’s like, ‘No, I’m not,'” Lizzo told Glamour. “I’m just fine. I’m just me. I’m just sexy. If you saw Anne Hathaway in a bikini on a billboard, you wouldn’t call her...

Devin Crudup

Mar 5, 2020

8 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts For Daily Motivation

Let’s face it, we may all have the same 24-hours in a day, but staying motivated can be hard. Sometimes there’s going to be days when you have to operate on three hours of sleep and have a to-do list that seems a mile long, but there’s hope. We’ve put together a list of some of the most encouraging Black Twitter accounts that will get you out of those low spirit ruts. Whether you’re a one (wo)man show or you head a team of 50 or more employees, these motivational Twitter accounts may give you the boost you need to keep going. Gucci Mane If you don’t want to trip going forwards stop looking backwards! — Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) January 24, 2020 Representing East Atlanta, the legendary rapper not only gives us trap music hits, but his Twitter is full of encouragement. Gucci reminds us not to dwell on past failures and to keep looking forward. Who cares if your last startup didn’t go so well–start another! A scroll through Gucci’s page will instantly put you in hustler mode. Let’s not...

Devin Crudup

Feb 7, 2020