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Lizzo Defends 'Truth Hurts' Writing Controversy: 'That Song Is My Life'

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By Gary Trock

Lizzo is not going to stand by while others take credit for her hard work.

The singer just took to social media to defend herself against allegations that she did not write one of the most popular lines in her hit single, "Truth Hurts."

The line in question is Lizzo's famous lyric, "I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100 percent that b---h."

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The Accusation

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According to the New York Times, songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen claim they deserve a songwriting credit because the "DNA" line is from an unreleased song, “Healthy,” that they worked on with Lizzo back in April 2017.

An attorney for Lizzo has said the brothers, "did not collaborate with Lizzo or anyone else," but the singer wanted to take on the accusations personally.

Lizzo Speaks

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"The men who now claim a piece of Truth Hurts did not help me write any part of the song," Lizzo wrote on IG.

She continued, "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."

Lizzo wanted to make it very clear, "That song is my life, and its words are my truth."

She went on to explain that the line derived from a meme that "resonated with me," and that she later learned the meme was inspired by a tweet.

"The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with ... not these men. Period," she explained.

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