Lizzo is fighting back against two songwriters who claimed that they weren’t properly credited for writing key lyrics to her smash hit “Truth Hurts.”
On Twitter, the 31-year-old recording artist posted a series of notes dismissing the plagiarism allegations of Justin and Jeremiah Raisen. This followed after the pair alleged that they had a hand in creating the lyrics “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b***h.”
In response to the accusation, Lizzo explained that the lyrics were inspired by a meme online. “Hey ya’ll… as I’ve shared before, in 2017, while working on a demo, I saw a meme that resonated with me, a meme that made me feel like 100% that b***t. I sang that line in the demo, and I later used the line in Truth Hurts,” Lizzo’s notes posted on Wednesday read.
“The men who now claim a piece of Truth Hurts did not help me write any part of that song,” her statement continued. “They had nothing to do with the line or how I chose to sing it. There was no one in the room when I wrote Truth Hurts, except me, [producer] Ricky Reed, and my tears. That song is my life, and its words are my truth.”
About a week ago, Justin Raisen posted the claims on Instagram. The post featured a clip of Lizzo along with several people working with her. The two versions of the said lyrics played over the video and according to Raisen, the versions were taken from “Truth Hurts” and the song “Health.” See the full post below: