Lizzo’s Legal Battle: Singer Slammed With Countersuit Over ‘Truth Hurts’ Plagiarism Claim

Published: Tuesday 3rd Mar 2020 by Rashad

Bad news for ‘Good as Hell’ singer Lizzo.

Just a month after nabbing the ‘Best Pop Solo Performance’ Grammy at the 2020 ceremony for her massive #1 hit, ‘Truth Hurts,’ the song is at the center of a plagiarism controversy.

Ignited last year when Liz (born Melissa Jefferson) took to the courts to combat rumors she failed to properly credit co-writers (click here to read more on that), murmurs around the topic had hushed until the defendants in that claim clapped back with a countersuit recently.

Details inside:

Singer-songwriters Justin Raisen, Jeremiah Raisen, and Justin “Yves” Rothman countersued Lizzo over claims the Grammy winner made regarding her 2019 chart-topper, ‘Truth Hurts.’  Filed in a California federal court (February 28), the Raisens and Rotham double down on their assertion they worked with Jefferson on a demo that eventually was transformed into the current version of ‘Hurts.’


“The lawsuit includes excerpts from alleged text message exchanges with producer Ricky Reed, which appear to show Reed reaching out to Justin Raisen after “Truth Hurts” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. “I want this resolved,” Reed appears to say to Raisen in the text messages.

In addition to Lizzo, the Raisens and Rothman name producer Ricky Reed, as well as credited “Truth Hurts” co-writers jesse saint john and Tele in the countersuit. They are asking for Lizzo’s lawsuit to be thrown out, to be given ownership of the demo “Healthy,” and to be given co-ownership of and appropriate royalties from “Truth Hurts.””


As of time reported, Liz has not made a public statement regarding the counterclaim.

[photo source:  Theo Wargo/Getty Images]

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  1. Bluebird March 3, 2020

    One more twerking video from her and i’m seriously gonna puke. GIRL. MUSIC and PROMOTION with no TWERK pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Jill Scott would NEVER.

  2. Clarks0o0ñ March 3, 2020

    Gurl credit these people. U not that talented to write such an iconic song.

    U stole the iconic line ” I just took a DNA test….” from a Twitter user and it took u several months before u finally agreed to credit the person who created the iconic line cause there were several videos of u admitting u saw the iconic line in a tweet.

    Lizzo give these dudes their credit. There is video footage of u guys together in the studio.

  3. Lizzo & KFC March 3, 2020

    LIZZO IS A QUEEN that Twitter user is chasing clout?

    • Doja PussyCat March 3, 2020


  4. SipLizzoJuice March 3, 2020

    Nope if the song was put out in 2017 why are you making a big deal now you didn’t say anything all that time now when she’s at her highest point you say something bye

    • Doja PussyCat March 3, 2020

      Exactly gurl you have a point!

    • CDW March 4, 2020

      Bc money is involved now.

      If the song went triple copper, ain’t nobody wanting non existent royalties.

      She made bank, the song was huge and they feel like the are owed what they are due…

      Do I believe them? No idea. Need to see the evidence BUT if they are telling the truth, this is why they are suing her NOW.

      Gives new meaning to the song, huh?

      Truth hurts, and so will her pockets if this is the actual truth.

  5. Only Facts March 3, 2020

    Lizzo, the jig is up. They helped you with this song. It’s photos of you and now they’re saying they have text messages. Sigh. Give them what they deserve before this gets out of hand. I love Lizzo, but I don’t think the next album will do well. I hope it does, but I don’t see it…

    • Dc March 3, 2020

      This one didn’t really do well as it should have with all her press and she only has 2 hits lol

  6. Shayla Queen ? March 3, 2020

    Good. She’s too much of an arrogant c*nt.

  7. NormaniLoveLies March 3, 2020

    No one CARES!

    • Doja PussyCat March 3, 2020

      Normani is a FLOP????
      Lizzo has #1s. Deal with it höë!!!

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