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Lizzo Gives Songwriting Credit For ‘Truth Hurts’ To The Tweet That Inspired First Line

Lizzo is getting salty and hitting back at some songwriters claiming they deserve credit for helping to write ‘Truth Hurts’, and she throws some serious shade at them. She DOES, however, concede to giving credit to the person behind a tweet she saw that inspired the first line.


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Truth Hurts… but the truth shall set you free.

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Singer Mina Lioness was the first to come out and claim she was responsible for the “DNA test” line. In February 2018, Lioness and Lizzo exchanged tweets, in which Lioness claimed that the meme Lizzo saw was drawn from a February 2017 tweet of hers that read, “I did a DNA test and found out I’m 100% that bitch.” At the time, Lizzo says she never saw Lioness’ tweet, but that she saw the meme inspired by that. So now she’s giving a songwriting credit to Lioness for that line.

The others claiming some songwriting stake for that line are brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who collaborated with Lizzo on another one of her songs called, “Healthy”, in which that line is in there. So they feel like they should get credit because it ended up in ‘Truth Hurts.’



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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

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Lizzo is not having any of that.  Lizzo said those men had nothing to do with the song…that she wrote it in her room with Ricky Reed and “her tears.”





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