The truth might really hurt, if Lizzo has to pay damages to a certain song writer claiming she plagiarized.
Complex reports that songwriter and producer, Justin Raisen, posted a video to his Instagram in which he compared "Truth Hurts" to a single called "Healthy" that he allegedly wrote with Lizzo and others in 2017.
Raisen's complaint is centered around "Truth Hurts'" now-famous opening line—"I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch"—as well as the fact the two tracks share the same melody. The clip shows Lizzo and Raisen in the studio creating "Healthy" and the singer at Raisen's family events. Check out the post below.
This is the second time Lizzo has been accused of plagiarism. Back in 2018, British singer, Mina Lioness,says she first tweeted the line "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that bitch" a year prior to her complaint. Lizzo responded by stating that she never saw Mina's original tweet, rather she was inspired to write the line after seeing an Instagram meme.
But Raisen believes that Mina's wit should be credited. If Raisen and his team are awarded the damages they are seeking, they would share the proceeds with Mina and her family.
Check out the now #1 song in the country below. Do you think both songs sound too similar? Let us know in the comments.