It relates to the lyric: "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m a 100% that bitch..."

Lizzo has been hit with a plagiarism charge over the song 'Truth Hurts'.

The single has become a key part of her breakout year, with its scorching vocal using the phrase: "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m a 100% that bitch..."

Producers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen claim that they helped during the songwriting sessions, but their work was not credited on the final release.

The pair worked with Lizzo on a demo called 'Healthy', and they argue that substantial chunks made their way to the final product.

In an Instagram posting, the brothers shared a video that compared the original demo to the release, explaining:

“We were never contacted about being credited for the use of the parts of ‘Healthy’ (melody, lyrics, and chords) that appear in ‘Truth Hurts’...”

“We’ve tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% [of the songwriting royalties] each but were shut down every time. Coming forward publicly to family, friends, artists, and colleagues seems to be the only way at this point in relieving some of our emotional distress caused by this.”

Summing up, the Raisens wrote:

“The last thing we want to do is throw any negativity toward Lizzo’s momentum and movement as a cultural figure. If we believe in what she’s preaching, believing in ourselves and our own voices is something we thought she’d understand.”

Check out the video below.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Truth about “Truth Hurts” On April 11th, 2017, we wrote a song called “Healthy” w/ Lizzo, Jesse St John, and Yves Rothman at our studio. “I just took a DNA test turns out I’m 100% that bitch” was taken from “Healthy” and used in “Truth Hurts”. We were never contacted about being credited for the use of the parts of “Healthy” (melody, lyrics, and chords) that appear in “Truth Hurts”. After reaching out to Ricky Reed and Lizzo’s team about fixing it, we put the song in dispute in 2017 when it came out. We’ve tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% each but were shutdown every time. Coming forward publicly to family, friends, artists, and colleagues seems to be the only way at this point in relieving some of our emotional distress caused by this. The last thing we want to do is throw any negativity toward Lizzo’s momentum and movement as a cultural figure. If we believe in what she’s preaching, believing in ourselves & our own voices is something we thought she’d understand. Shout out to the singer Mina Lioness ( @minalioness ) for tweeting “I just did a DNA test turns out I’m 100% that bitch”. A meme of that came up in our writing session & inspired the lyric and melody we wrote together. If Ricky and Lizzo’s team decide to settle this dispute with us, we would like to share some of the proceeds with Mina for her influence on Healthy. The clip below shows a video & photos from the day we wrote “Healthy” along with the comparisons between the two works. All the Love, Justin & Jeremiah Raisen #lizzo #truthhurts #healthy #billboard

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