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Lizzo Responds to 'Truth Hurts' Plagiarism Accusations

Lizzo Responds to 'Truth Hurts' Plagiarism Accusations

Lizzo is responding to rumors that she plagiarized her song “Truth Hurts.”

Earlier this month, music producer Justin Raisen posted a video that he created on Instagram comparing a song he says he wrote with Lizzo called “Healthy” back in 2017, with “Truth Hurts.”

“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,” Justin posted.

Lizzo posted an explanation on Wednesday (October 23), writing, “Hey y’all…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 bitch. I sang that line in the demo, and I later used the line in ‘Truth Hurts,’” she wrote to her followers. “The men who now claim a piece of ‘Truth Hurts’ did not help me write any part of the song.”

“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, Ricky Reed, and my tears. That song is my life, and its words are my truth,” she continued.

Lizzo then added that she learned that a tweet actually inspired the meme, so “the creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with…not these men. Period.”

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my song. XOXO,” she concluded.

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