Is ‘Truth Hurts’ star Lizzo learning that very lesson thanks to a number of accusers coming forward to claim elements of the song were swiped from their respective work with no permission?

On Tuesday (October 15), producer Justin Raisen (best known for his work with Charli XCX, Yves Tumor, Sky Ferreira, Kim Gordon, and more) took to assert he deserved at least partial credit for the song’s famous lyric, “I just took a DNA test turns I’m 100% that b*tch.”  Even going on to offer video proof that Lizzo (born Melissa Jefferson) was not the originator of the line, Jefferson later clapped back via her rep/attorney, Cynthia S. Arato, who stated:

“They [Raisen and his brother] 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 profit from, which is why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months ago.”

The Raisen allegation was the second, but certainly not the last, time the burgeoning diva was slammed with accusations of copyright infringement.  More inside:

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Nearly a month into fall, Summer has finally arrived for Caresha Brownlee (better known as Yung Miami).

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Frank Ocean is officially back!

As we reported here, the Grammy winning singer-songwriter previewed new music at the opening of a queer club intended to pay “homage to what could have been of the 1980s’ NYC club scene if (HIV prevention drugs) had been invented in that era.”  With fans assuming his new music would be dropping in the next few weeks, Ocean pulled a fast one and unveiled it just moments ago via his radio show.

Tuck in below to hear ‘DHL.’

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With career-spanning hits in tow, Kelly Rowland rocked Sydney with a performance at The Everest 2019 on Saturday (October 19).

Drawing a crowd of thousands who were also on hand for the annual Royal Randwick Races, the ‘Kisses Down Low’ singer headed Down Under donning a form-fitting black leotard as she cranked out her solo songs ‘Like This,’ ‘Commander,’ ‘When Love Takes Over,’ and even Destiny’s Child hits ‘Bootylicious,’ ‘Independent Women,’ and more.

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The last year has seen Kash Doll added to the list of ‘must-hear female rappers’ thanks to her previous efforts ‘Brat Mail’ and ‘The Vault.’  The critical acclaim from those projects not only led to award nominations and increased calls for collaborations, but it also catalyzed anticipation for her first LP.

The wait for that ended on October 18 when the 27-year-old unveiled her first studio album, ‘Stacked.’ 

Preceded by the release of singles ‘Ready Set,’ ‘Kitten,’ and ‘Mobb’n,’ the set’s title is apt to say the least as it’s stacked with banging production and high profile features from the likes of Big Sean, Lil Wayne, Trey Songz, Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, and more.

Take your first listen to the 17-track affair inside:

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To celebrate the release of Lil Kim‘s new album ‘9‘ TGJ is dedicating today’s Retro Rewind to the Hip-Hop legend’s time in Hollywood.

Though best known for her work in Rap, the first decade of Kim’s career saw her dip her toe in TV and Film with the support of writers and directors keen to use her star power to sell their projects and showcase her range as a multi-faceted entertainer.

Now join us as we celebrate the icon’s roles in this week’s edition of Retro Rewind…below.

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Azealia Banks believes pills which are said to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS are encouraging men to engage in high-risk sexual behaviour.

Find out how Frank Ocean finds himself caught up in her criticism below…

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After drumming up buzz aplenty earlier this week with the surprise announcement of their long-awaited reunion (as we reported here), The Clark Sisters are back with a vengeance courtesy of their new single, ‘Victory.’

Acting as the first release from the legends’ forthcoming LP – soon to hit shelves courtesy of a joint venture between Karew Entertainment and Motown Gospel – the tune was unveiled in full on Erica Campbell‘s radio show, ‘Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell’ on Friday (October 18).

Chatting it up with the Grammy-winning hostess, the group’s stars Twinkie, Karen, and Dorinda (Jacky was absent from the interview) used the platform to not only dish about their new song, but also the inspiration behind their reunion, their forthcoming Lifetime biopic, and so much more.

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Cardi B’s global footprint is proving more potent by the day.

For, the femcee has just nabbed another chart win in the UK.

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Kiana Ledé keeps the music a’coming with the release of new single ‘Easy Breezy.’

Produced by d.a got that dope, the bouncy bop is the latest taste of what Republic‘s newest name has on offer.

Armed with the momentum of slower jams such as ‘Ex’ and ‘Fairplay,’ Ledé picks up the pace and drives in a more “top down with the radio on” direction with this one.

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The original Sugababes made their triumphant return to TV moments ago when they took to the stage on the Graham Norton Show. 

Mutya, Keisha, and Siobhan joined DJ Spoony to perform ‘Flowers,’ which is lifted from his new compilation ‘Garage Classical.’

The showing serves as the first televised effort from the trio in the six years since they initially reformed as MKS.

When speaking with host Norton, the ladies confirmed there are exciting 2020 plans ahead.

Watch the Babes take vocal flight after the jump…

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Emmy-nominated actress, writer, producer, and comedienne Issa Rae continues to prove herself a mistress of many trades as evidenced by the unveiling of Raedio – a new label co-founded by the 34-year-old. Developed in partnership with Atlantic Records, the label was designed to extend a platform across media to align acts with film and television projects, commercials, podcasts, and beyond.
Speaking on the joint venture, Rae said:
“Music has always been an essential part of every project I do and working with emerging talent is a personal passion. Raedio allows me to continue that work within the music industry and audio entertainment space. The Atlantic Records team are innovators in terms of shifting and shaping culture. I’m excited to join forces with them to discover new artists.”
To give music lovers a taste of what the imprint will offer, today brought with it the arrival the first single of Raedio’s flagship artist, TeaMarr.  Titled ‘Kinda Love,’ its accompanying music video (directed by Ari Lennox and Lucky Dave) is available below for your viewing pleasure.

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