2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo's 'Truth Hurts'

NEW YORK — There's a debate about the truth behind Lizzo's "Truth Hurts."

Lizzo's No. 1 hit features a signature line which originated from a 2017 tweet by singer Mina Lioness and was turned into a popular meme, which was then used in Lizzo's song "Healthy."

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The songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who worked on "Healthy," claim say they also deserve writing credit on "Truth Hurts" since the song borrows from "Healthy," which they co-wrote.

The songwriters credited on "Truth Hurts" are Lizzo, Ricky Reed, Tele and Jesse Saint John. "Truth Hurts" was originally released in 2017 but got a boost this year and became a worldwide hit.

Lizzo's lawyer said in a statement that "The Raisens are not writers of" Lizzo's international hit.

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