Lizzo Fires Back With a “Truth Hurts” Lawsuit
After being accused of stealing the melody, lyrics and chords to her hit single “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo is coming for blood with a lawsuit.
Based on court documents obtained by The Blast, the Detroit native is suing songwriters Yves Rothman and the brothers who blasted her Instagram, Jeremiah and Justin Raisen. The brothers claimed to have been involved in the creation of “Truth Hurts” and wasn’t given proper credit.
The suit reads, “Lizzo, accordingly, seeks a judicial declaration that the individual defendants Justin and Jeremiah Raisen and Justin ‘Yves’ Rothman did not co-author ‘Truth Hurts,’ and have no right to co-own that work or to share in its profits.”
On top of the suit, the artist also did her own social media rant, telling her side of the story.
“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,” read the Instagram post. “There was no one in the room when I wrote Truth Hurts, except me, Ricky Reed, and my tears.”
Lizzo also stated that she plans on sharing the song’s success with the person who inspired the line that begins “I just took a DNA test” — British singer Mina Lioness. The musician tweeted the popular phrase back in February 2017.
Moments after her announcement, Lioness tweeted, “I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.”
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