Lizzo Defends Her Integrity And Files Lawsuit Over Songwriting Dispute Over "Truth Hurts
(AllHipHop News) Lizzo is suing the songwriting brothers who are demanding credit for her hit Truth Hurts.
The hitmaker agreed to extend a credit for the song to Mina Lioness, the singer who came up with the line "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that b##ch," in a 2017 tweet.
"Today we filed a lawsuit on Lizzo’s behalf to establish, in a court of law, that the Raisens are not writers of 'Truth Hurts' and have no right to profit from the song’s success," the star's lawyer told Rolling Stone.
The Raisens previously claimed they were part of an April 2017 writing session with Lizzo, which produced the demo, "Healthy," which included the line, "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that b**ch."
Justin Raisen claimed he and his brother were never properly credited for the song.
Lizzo has now publicly rebuffed the Raisens’ claims on Twitter, stating, "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."
Lizzo is seeking unspecified damages.