Lizzo Accused of Plagiarism for Smash Hit “Truth Hurts”

Lizzo Accused of Plagiarism for Smash Hit "Truth Hurts"

Lizzo Accused of Plagiarism for Smash Hit “Truth Hurts”! Don’t you hate when someone gets famous and all of a sudden they forget how they got there?

That is what’s going on with songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen who apparently helped her write Lizzo’s smash hit “Truth Hurts,” because they have received no credit. Read on as Lizzo Plagiarism case is brewing…


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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

A post shared by Justin Raisen (@justinraisen) on reports that Justin took to Instagram on Tuesday and said that he, Jeremiah, Lizzo, Jesse Saint John and Yves Rothman were in the siblings’ recording studio in April 2017 when they came up with a tune called Healthy.

Yes, Justin Raisen is making sure to air Lizzo‘s dirty laundry when it comes to “Truth Hurts.”

You might have noticed that “Truth Hurts,” bears numerous similarities to “Healthy” which also included the famous line “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that b##ch.”

It the main thing that makes the song a smash hit, and fans have been going wild for in recent chart-topper.

Lizzo needs to own up to having other writers on her music and give Justin and Jeremiah Raisen deserves their credit as well as royalties:

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