On Tuesday, the singer tweeted a short clip of various 2016 presidential hopefuls, including Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), about to observe the national anthem at a Democratic presidential debate. However, the video features Lizzo’s song “Truth Hurts” as the anthem.
“Why men great ’til they gotta be great? Woo,” Lizzo sings as Clinton, Sanders and others hold their hands over their hearts.
The next day, Clinton responded to the tweet with the opening of the song’s first verse: “I just took a DNA test, turns out...”
The full lyric is “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch.” Sadly, Clinton did not tweet that part.
It’s not clear why Clinton (or her team) chose to respond to this tweet in this way, but relating with singers and rappers seems to be all the rage these days.
Rapper Cardi B has long been an admirer of Sanders, and last week the senator’s team released a video of her interviewing him about police reform, minimum wage and health care. And earlier this month, the team of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tweeted a line from “Truth Hurts” in response to a now-unavailable tweet.
So, if this country is looking for something to unite both parties, it seems our biggest hope may lie in Lizzo.