Thursday, November 21, 2019
News

Lizzo hits back at plagiarism accusers with legal action

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Washington D.C. | October 24, 2019 10:11:39 AM IST
Singer-rapper Lizzo has hit back at the plagiarism-accusers for her hit 'Truth Hurts', with legal action.

This comes days after producer and songwriter Justin Raisen claimed that he and his brother Jeremiah Raisen, weren't given the partial credit they deserved for the lyric "I just took a DNA test / Turns out I'm 100 percent that bitch."

Cynthia S. Arato, Lizzo's attorney disclosed that the singer has taken legal action against the Raisen brothers.

"Today we filed a lawsuit on Lizzo's behalf to establish, in a court of law, that the Raisens are not writers of Truth Hurts and have no right to profit from the song's success," People magazine quoted the lawyer as saying in a statement.

It stated that the brothers "did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else to create the song," neither did they help with any other thing regarding the song.

"Although it is all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to these type of opportunistic claims, it is nevertheless disappointing that Lizzo had to take this step to put an end to the Raisens' false claims and their campaign of harassment," the statement continued.

Lizzo on Wednesday cleared her stance on Instagram writing, "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 per cent that bitch. I sang that line in the demo, and I later used the line in 'Truth Hurts'."

Moreover, she firmly denied the claims that the Raisens helped her with the song and added, "The men who now claim a piece of Truth Hurts did not help me write any part of the song. They had nothing to do with the line or how I chose to sing it. 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."

Earlier last week, Justin Raisen claimed, "On April 11th, 2017, we wrote a song called 'Healthy' w/Lizzo, Jesse St. John and Yves Rothman at our studio. 'I just took a DNA test turns out I'm 100% that bitch,' was taken from 'Healthy' and used in 'Truth Hurts.' We were never contacted about being credited for the use of the parts of 'Healthy' (melody, lyrics, and chords) that appear in 'Truth Hurts.'"

He added that they have been trying to sort the matter "quietly" for the past two years "only asking for 5 per cent each but were shut down every time."

Well, this isn't Lizzo's first time in the news for plagiarism-related issues. Recently, singer Cece Peniston claimed that the Lizzo hit 'Juice"' is a copyright infringement of her 1992 song 'Finally'. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Kamal Haasan to undergo surgical procedu...
For Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes, music...
When Robert Pattinson nearly quit acting...
Shahid Kapoor gives sneak-peak of practi...
Farhan Akhtar, Rakeysh Mehra wish Milkha...
Being sisters, we wanted to do something...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
D/N Test: Six held for black marketing o...
J-K: BSF sepoy injured in ceasefire viol...
NCP-Congress likely to finalise decision...
TDP lawmaker gives Zero Hour notice in R...
Congress gives adjournment motion notice...
Don't come to well of the House: LS Spea...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Ganguly, Kohli & Shastri must conti... 
Kamal Haasan to undergo surgical pr... 
Growth rate to slowdown further in ... 
LG Uplus partners Nreal to launch A... 
This pocket-sized robot cleans wall... 
Women win landmark case against J&J... 
Fossil launches 'Gen5' smartwatches... 
9 peacocks found dead in Rajasthan...