Lizzo gives A+ to teacher who turned ‘Truth Hurts’ into empowering class remix

A California teacher who remixed the hit song “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo for her students got an A+ approval from Lizzo herself.

“This IS the best thing I’ve watched today,” Lizzo tweeted about a viral video showing the teacher, DorothyHoney Mallari, dancing on desks as she sings along with her second grade students.

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” made history last month as the longest-running No. 1 single from a female rap artist.

The song is about boy problems, but Mallari reworked the lyrics to focus on empowering her students at Los Medanos Elementary School in Pittsburg, California.

“Let’s be great, ‘cuz I know we are great,” the students sang with their teacher. “I just took an ELA test, turns out I’m 100% that smart… even when I’m feeling lazy.”

Tune into “Good Morning America” on Friday, Nov. 8, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. EST, to see Mallari and her second-grade students live!

“Yeah, I got math problems that’s the student in me. Buzz, buzz then I solve them, that’s the worker [bee] in me,” the lyrics continue. “You want to have a good friend, who’s committed. Help you with your homework, just a little.”

“You know I’ll hold you down, because you got my back. And that’s the sound of the yellow and black,” the students sing, referring to the school’s colors. “Let’s be great, ‘cuz I know we are great. Let’s hurry, we don’t want to be late.”

“Choose a crate or a wobbly chair. Let’s take turns so we know it is fair. In this class you’ll never catch us fighting. Time’s up we need to start our writing. Smart spots make learning more exciting,” the song concludes.

The video of Mallari and her students quickly went viral after it was shared on social media by the Pittsburg Unified School District.

“Ms. Mallari uses a Lizzo song to teach her students to be GREAT. This video is less than 90 seconds long…and you’ll be glad you watched!,” the school district wrote on Twitter. “Help us make this video go viral! This is a teacher connecting with her kids in the classroom. #PittsburgPride.”

Tune into “Good Morning America” on Friday, Nov. 8, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. EST, to see Mallari and her second-grade students live!

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