Lizzo has responded to allegations of plagiarism over her smash single, "Truth Hurts," addressing her fans and critics on social media.
Lizzo claims that only she and producer Ricky Reed were in the room when the song was written. She also denied that the Raisen brothers had anything to do with the line or its delivery and that a meme inspired the lyric in question.
"I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme. The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with … not these men. Period."
Lizzo filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, urging that the Raisen brothers "expressly withdrew any claim to 'Truth Hurts,' in writing."
Lizzo's attorney Cynthia Arato released the following statement to Variety:
"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. The Raisens did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else to create the 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, as the lawsuit makes abundantly clear."