There’s a debate approximately the fact at the back of Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.”
Lizzo’s step forward music, which spent six weeks on a pinnacle of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart this 12 months, features the signature line: “I just took a DNA to take a look at, turns out I’m a hundred percent that complains.” The lyric originated from a 2017 tweet by using singer Mina Lioness and turned into changed into a famous meme, which changed into then utilized in Lizzo’s music “Healthy,” created in 2017.
The songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who labored on “Healthy,” claim say they deserve writing credit on “Truth Hurts” because the song borrows from “Healthy,” music they co-wrote.
“We have been never contacted approximately being credited for the use of the components of “Healthy” (melody, lyrics, and chords) that seem in “Truth Hurts,” Justin Raisen wrote Tuesday on Instagram, explaining that they worked on “Healthy” in April 2017.
The songwriters credited on “Truth Hurts” are Lizzo, Ricky Reed, Tele and Jesse Saint John. “Truth Hurts” became initially released in September 2017 however were given a lift this 12 months after it turned into featured inside the Netflix film “Someone Great,” released on April 19, the same day Lizzo dropped her album, “Cuz I Love You.”
“Truth Hurts” wasn’t at the start featured on the eleven-track “Cuz I Love You,” however her report label delivered it to the deluxe model of the album, launched on May 3.
“After achieving out to Ricky Reed and Lizzo’s team about solving it, we positioned the music in dispute in 2017 while it came out,” Justin Raisen continued on Instagram. “We’ve attempted to type this out quietly for the remaining two years, most effective soliciting for 5% every but has been shut down each time.”
But Lizzo’s lawyer stated in a declaration that “The Raisins aren’t writers of” Lizzo’s global hit.
“They did no longer collaborate with Lizzo or every person else to create this tune, and that they did now not assist write any of the fabric that they now are seeking to benefit from, that’s why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months in the past,” Cynthia Arato stated in a assertion Wednesday.
“Although it has emerged as all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to that kind of opportunistic claims, it’s far however disappointing that after all of her tough work, Lizzo has to reply to this specious claim.”
The New York Times reported that the Raisens rescinded an in advance declare over “Truth Hurts” through their publisher, Kobalt.
Outside of the all-style Hot a hundred chart, “Truth Hurts” spent seven weeks at No. 1 on each the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot rap songs chart, respectively. It becomes submitted for the 2020 Grammys in classes like song and record of the year — wherein songwriters and producers also earn nominations; the Recording Academy will announce its nominees on Nov. 20.
“The closing component we need to do is throw any negativity toward Lizzo’s momentum and motion as a cultural parent. If we trust in what she’s preaching, believing in ourselves & our very own voices are something we notion she’d apprehend,” Justin Raisen wrote.
Lizzo is currently promoting T-shirts on her website that study “100% that complain ” — the line created by means of Lioness (She failed to immediately reply to an email from The Associated Press in search of the remark).
“If Ricky and Lizzo’s crew decide to settle this dispute with us, we would love to share a number of the proceeds with Mina for her impact on Healthy,” Justin Raisen wrote.