Democratic White House hopeful Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOvernight Energy: Sanders scores highest on green group's voter guide | Trump's latest wins for farmers may not undo trade damage | Amazon employees defy company to speak on climate change Sanders surges to first in New Hampshire: poll Majority sees no ties between business experience and political success MORE put his own twist on Lizzo's hit "Truth Hurts" while appearing on the same morning show as the famed singer, saying he's "100 percent that nominee."

The South Bend, Ind., mayor sat down Thursday for an interview on "CBS This Morning." Lizzo, who a day earlier was named Time magazine's "Entertainer of the Year," was also booked for the program.

During one segment, the pair appeared alongside each other as they chatted with the CBS show's co-anchors, Gayle KingGayle KingWarren fends off questions on Sanders: 'I'm not going there' Flake: Republicans don't speak out against Trump 'because they want to keep their jobs' Lifetime to release sequel to 'Surviving R. Kelly' MORE, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil.


When King asked Buttigieg three words that would best describe him, he exclaimed, "Standing near Lizzo, right now!"

The 31-year-old Grammy Award nominee replied she was "glamorous, talented and booty-ful" when King posed the same question to her.

When King then inquired if Buttigieg had taken any DNA tests recently — a reference to a line from Lizzo's hit song, in which she sings, "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100 percent that bitch," — the Oval Office contender had a response at the ready.

"Yes, and I am 100 percent that nominee to lead the way to the future," Buttigieg, 37, said to laughs.

The morning show's hosts expressed nervousness about where Buttigieg was going with his quip.

"This has never happened before: the mayor and Lizzo at the same time in the room," King said. "I love it!"