RadioOnFire.com – Lizzo, the Detroit-born rapper, singer and flautist, earns her first No. 1 single on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart with her sing-songy empowerment anthem “Truth Hurts.” The song jumps from No. 3 to No. 1 on this week’s chart, dethroning last week’s No. 1, “Señorita,” by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello.
The song’s surge can be attributed, at least partially, to Lizzo’s performance on last week’s MTV Video Music Awards, where she performed “Truth Hurts” and “Good as Hell.”
“Truth Hurts” was originally released two years ago but gained renewed attention when it was included on Lizzo’s third album, “Cuz I Love You,” earlier this year. The song’s opening line, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch,” has been appropriated online by everyone from Better Made potato chips to Hillary Clinton.
Fellow rapper Cardi B congratulated the talented rapper on her success via social media saying, “The fact that Lizzo a couple months ago felt underestimated and now she have a #1!!!!BITCH! take that!take that ! Makes me emotional 😭 It’s the best feeling in the world.”