There’s a debate concerning the fact behind Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.”
Lizzo’s breakthrough tune, which spent six weeks on prime of Billboard’s Sizzling 100 chart this 12 months, options the signature line: “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch.” The lyric originated from a 2017 tweet by singer Mina Lioness and was changed into a preferred meme, which was then utilized in Lizzo’s music “Healthy,” created in 2017.
The songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who labored on “Healthy,” declare say they deserve writing credit score on “Truth Hurts” for the reason that music borrows from “Healthy,” a tune they co-wrote.
“We were never contacted about being credited for the use of the parts of “Healthy” (melody, lyrics, and chords) that seem in “Truth Hurts,” Justin Raisen wrote Tuesday on Instagram , explaining that they labored on “Healthy” in April 2017.
The songwriters credited on “Truth Hurts” are Lizzo, Ricky Reed, Tele and Jesse Saint John. “Truth Hurts” was initially launched in September 2017 however bought a lift this 12 months after it was featured within the Netflix movie “Someone Great,” launched on April 19, the identical day Lizzo dropped her album, “Cuz I Love You.”
“Truth Hurts” wasn’t initially featured on the 11-track “Cuz I Love You,” however her file label added it to the deluxe model of the album, launched on Could 3.
“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,” Justin Raisen continued on Instagram. “We’ve tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% each but were shutdown every time.”
However Lizzo’s lawyer mentioned in an announcement that “The Raisens are not writers of” Lizzo’s worldwide hit.
“They did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else to create this song, and they did not help write any of the material that they now seek to profit from, which is why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months ago,” Cynthia Arato mentioned in an announcement Wednesday.
“Although it has become all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to these type of opportunistic claims, it is nevertheless disappointing that after all of her hard work, Lizzo has to respond to this specious claim.”
The New York Instances reported that the Raisens rescinded an earlier declare over “Truth Hurts” by means of their writer, Kobalt.
Exterior of the all-genre Sizzling 100 chart, “Truth Hurts” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on each the Sizzling R&B/Hip-Hop songs and Sizzling rap songs chart, respectively. It was submitted for the 2020 Grammys in classes like music and file of the 12 months — the place songwriters and producers additionally earn nominations; the Recording Academy will announce its nominees on Nov. 20.
“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,” Justin Raisen wrote.
Lizzo is at the moment promoting T-shirts on her web site that learn “100% that bitch ” — the road created by Lioness (She didn’t instantly reply to an electronic mail from The Related Press in search of remark).
“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,” Justin Raisen wrote.
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