Lizzo took to social media on Wednesday to directly address allegations she plagiarized her chart-topping powerhouse single, “Truth Hurts.”
In case you missed it, three songwriters, Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman, who recorded demos with Lizzo in 2017, now claim they own a piece of the hit single and they’ve filed a lawsuit to get it!
Lizzo says that’s a hot lie.
In a statement posted on her Instagram page, the singer wrote:
Hey y’all … as I’ve shared, before, in 2017, I asaw a meme that resonated with me, a meme that made me feel like 100% that b**ch. I san that line in the demo, and I later used the line in Truth Hurts.
The men who now claim a piece of Truth Hurts did not help me writ 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.
I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme. 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
See Lizzo’s original post below.
Hopefully, the truth will prevail in this case.
In the meantime, I’ll be over here jamming…