There’s no doubt that Lizzo’s hit song Truth Hurts can get ANYONE excited and feeling unstoppable. Although the song was first released in 2017, it has climbed charts in the past year, with people all over the world shouting the iconic lyric: “I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% that bitch.”
However, it turns out that iconic lyric is getting flagged for possible plagiarism.
The lyric first came from a tweet by British artist Mina Lioness who tweeted the exact line back in 2017. Despite the allegations, Mina Lioness tweeted a few days after, “just took a DNA test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard,” after Lizzo acknowledged her contribution to the song in an Instagram post.
In the same Instagram post, Lizzo also knocked down allegations from songwriters Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who both worked with Lizzo on a demo called “Healthy” in 2017. Healthy also contained the iconic Truth Hurts lyric, and the songwriters claimed they didn’t receive enough credit for it.
However, Lizzo was not slow to shut them both down.
“The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with…not these men,” she wrote on Instagram. “Period.”
The last thing we want to see is Lizzo’s career overtaken by wrongful plagiarism accusations. I mean, how can we live in a world without Lizzo’s empowering music?
Well, it looks like her team has got her back and filed a lawsuit against the Raisens to make sure they do not rip Lizzo of her well-deserved success. Yeah, Lizzo- it turns out you really ARE 100% that b*tch.