Lizzo has been accused of plagiarism for the second time over her hit single, "Truth Hurts."
According to producer Justin Raisen, Lizzo stole the concept of a track named "Healthy" that he allegedly wrote with Lizzo and others in 2017.
Lizzo's most popular quotable - "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm 100 percent that b*tch" is at the center of this second claim. And even more damning, both songs appear to share the same melody.
In a post, which he titled The Truth about "Truth Hurts," he explained his side of the story.
"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," he wrote.
"We were never contacted about being credited for the use of the parts of "Healthy" (melody, lyrics, and chords) that appear in "Truth Hurts." After reaching out to Ricky Reed and Lizzo's team about fixing it, we put the song in dispute in 2017 when it came out. We've tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% each but were shutdown every time," he continued.
He claims that he does not mean to cause any negativity, but that he just wants what he is owed.
"Shout out to the singer Mina Lioness ( @minalioness ) for tweeting "I just did a DNA test turns out I'm 100% that b*tch," he continued. "A meme of that came up in our writing session & inspired the lyric and melody we wrote together. If Ricky and Lizzo's team decide to settle this dispute with us, we would like to share some of the proceeds with Mina for her influence on Healthy."
He then shared a clip showing video an photos from the day they allegedly wrote "Healthy" together.
Lizzo's lawyer, Cynthia Arato of Shapiro Arato Bach, released a statement on behalf of the star, denying the allegations.
"The Raisens are not writers of 'Truth Hurts,'" said Arato to Billboard. "They 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 to profit from, which is why they expressly renounced any claim to the work, in writing, months ago. Although it has become all too commonplace for successful artists to be subjected to these type of opportunistic claims, it is nevertheless disappointing that after all of her hard work, Lizzo has to respond to this specious claim."
Y'all think Lizzo stole the song?