Looks like the DNA test turned out to show that there may be some Copywrite issues in the works for Lizzo as shes accused of plagiarizing her hit song “Truth hurts.”
Lizzo has no doubt been killing the charts with her hit song “Truth Hurts” spent weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, breaking records in the process.
However, a few people are coming forward to say that the popular line “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that b***h” was not something that Lizzo made up. This comes after the artist was trying to trademark the phrase.
Let’s head back to February of 2017 when British musician Mina Lioness says she shared the line to twitter.
I did a DNA test and found out I’m 100% that bitch.
— Endorphina (@MinaLioness) February 25, 2017
Seven months later, “Truth Hurts” hit the airways but didn’t become a major song until 2018 when it was played on Netflix show “Someone Great.”
Fast forward to 2018, a small confirmation hit twitter after someone called Lizzo a thief for taking the twitter phrase from Mina Lioness. She responded saying;
“Ive never seen this before in my life…But u know…The odds of multiple people having the same idea are VERY high.”
To which Mina Lioness replied;
“We didn’t have the same idea, it was my tweet that was taken from twitter and put into a song.”
Truth Hurts was written in June fyi— someone made a meme on IG that said “I’m 100% that bitch” and we were inspired, I give that meme credit when I talk about making the song. I’ve never seen ur viral tweet but I’m glad it exists.
— #STREAMTRUTHHURTS (@lizzo) February 9, 2018
Another year and come change goes by and Mina Lioness takes to twitter again this past august still in shock claiming that Lizzo took her phrase saying;
What I cannot get over is how brazen Lizzo and her team have been in ignoring my whole presence. They’re doing it because they know I have no capital to address her.
I’m just the poor Black girl from London that don’t have a dog in the fight.
— Endorphina (@MinaLioness) August 28, 2019
But that’s not all, Now producer and songwriter Justin Raisen is coming out to say that Lizzo’s song is very similar to his single “Healthy.” He shared that the song was work that he did with Lizzo but never received any credit for it.
“We were never contacted about being credited for the use of the parts of ‘Healthy’ (melody, lyrics, and chords) that appear in ‘Truth Hurts,’” Raisen captioned his Instagram post. “We’ve tried to sort this out quietly for the last two years, only asking for 5% each but were shut down every time.”
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The Truth about “Truth Hurts” 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”. 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. Coming forward publicly to family, friends, artists, and colleagues seems to be the only way at this point in relieving some of our emotional distress caused by this. The last thing we want to do is throw any negativity toward Lizzo’s momentum and movement as a cultural figure. If we believe in what she’s preaching, believing in ourselves & our own voices is something we thought she’d understand. Shout out to the singer Mina Lioness ( @minalioness ) for tweeting “I just did a DNA test turns out I’m 100% that bitch”. 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. The clip below shows a video & photos from the day we wrote “Healthy” along with the comparisons between the two works. All the Love, Justin & Jeremiah Raisen #lizzo #truthhurts #healthy #billboard
He took to Instagram sharing a clip of the songs mashed up showing that they are the same song.
However, as Lizzo gets ready to file a trademark, the problem for the other side is that there is no law that will protect what Mina Lioness is claiming. As The Guardian reports, simply tweeting a phrase doesn’t grant you any legal rights.