Lizzo Slams Claims That She Stole Parts of Hit Single: “Those words are my truth!”
Lizzo is 100% tired of people taking credit for her catchy hit song, “Truth Hurts.” A few parties have come forward since it’s re-release this year, claiming that the Houston-raised rapper/singer stole parts of the song.
Recently, her lawyer released a statement, firmly denying claims that she’d borrowed portions of the melody and lyrics:
“The Raisens are not writers of ‘Truth Hurts.’ 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. 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 “Cuz I Love You” singer is now putting her foot down, posting her own statement on Instagram. Lizzo says the concept of “Truth Hurts” was inspired by a meme, and that only she and collaborator Ricky Reed wrote the song:
“Hey y’all…as I’ve shared before, in 2017, while working on a demo, I saw a meme that resonated with me, a meme that made me feel like 100% that b*tch. I sang that line in the demo, and I later used the line in Truth Hurts…The men who now claims a piece of Truth Hurts did not help me write any parts of the song…There was no one in the room when I wrote Truth Hurts, except me, Ricky Reed, and my tears. That song is my life, and its words are my truth…Thank you to everyone who has supported me and my song.”
Yikes! Will the fight over Lizzo’s song ever be resolved?
Written by Miata Shanay