Truth Hurts hit with plagiarism charges

Producer Justin Raisen has accused Lizzo of plagiarism. He claimed that he, Lizzo, Jeremiah Raisen, songwriter Jesse Saint John and producer/songwriter Yves Rothman wrote the line, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch,” for a demo called ‘Healthy.’ The same lyric is featured on Lizzo’s No. 1 single ‘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,’” Raisen wrote.

“After reaching out to [‘Truth Hurts’ co-writer and co-producer] 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 [five percent] 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.”
Raisen continued, “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.” He also shared a clip that compares the purported ‘Healthy’ demo with ‘Truth Hurts.’