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Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren credited as songwriter on Lizzo's "About Damn Time"

23 May 2022, 11:15 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lizzo's huge "About Damn Time" single from last month gives Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren a writing credit, and it's due to a sample of a song by The World's Famous Supreme Team that features a line from McLaren's "Buffalo Gals" track.

Last month Lizzo returned with news of her Special album and shared the lead single "About Damn Time", and in a TikTok video shared earlier this month, a user called Patrick Hicks explains how Malcolm McLaren, a musician, clothes designer, boutique owner and manager of Sex Pistols/New York Dolls, has a songwriting credit on the 2022 single.

"About Damn Time" samples The World's Famous Supreme Team's "Hey DJ" track released in 1984, but according to Hicks, McLaren got a songwriting credit on Lizzo's song because "Hey DJ" features a line from "Buffalo Gals", a track by McLaren and The World's Famous Supreme Team that arrived in 1983. Watch Hicks explain it in full in the TikTok video below.

@patrickhicks82 God Save the Queen #musicstory #fyp #lizzo #sexpistols #eminem #heydj #FindYourEdge @lizzo original sound - Patrick Hicks

Last month Lizzo also debuted her Special album title-track on Saturday Night Live.

There's an untitled Lizzo documentary coming to HBO Max in autumn. Lizzo's Special album will be released 15 July via Nice Life Recording Company/Atlantic Records, and is available to pre-order now.
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