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: