Producer Justin Raisen accused Lizzo of plagiarism, as famous by The Guardian. On Instagram, Raisen claimed that he, Lizzo, Jeremiah Raisen, songwriter Jesse Saint John and producer / songwriter Yves Rothman had written: "I’ve simply undergone a DNA check; seems that I'm 100% that bitch ", for a demo referred to as" Wholesome ". The identical lyrics are featured on Lizzo's No. 1 single "Fact Hurts".
"We had been by no means contacted to get credit score for utilizing the" Wholesome "components (melody, lyrics and chords) in" Fact Hurts, "writes Raisen. "After making contact with [‘Truth Hurts’ co-writer and co-producer] Ricky Reed and Lizzo's workforce to resolve the issue, we challenged the music in 2017 when it got here out. We’ve got been attempting to settle this quietly for 2 years, asking just for [five percent] every however had been arrested every time. Speaking publicly to household, associates, artists and colleagues appears to be the one manner, at this stage, to alleviate a few of our emotional misery attributable to this. "
Raisen continued, "The very last thing we need to do is to throw any negativity on the momentum and motion of Lizzo as a cultural determine. If we believed in what she was preaching, we thought she would perceive. He additionally shared a clip that compares the so-called "Wholesome" demo with "Fact Hurts". Discover it under.
In an announcement to the New York Instances, Cynthia S. Arato, a lawyer at Lizzo, stated: "The Raisen usually are not writers of" Fact Hurts. "She continued," They didn’t collaborate with Lizzo or with anybody else to create this film. "music, and they didn’t assist write the fabric they’re now searching for to use, which is why they’ve expressly waived all claims to the work, in writing, a number of months in the past."
In his publish, Justin Raisen talked about a tweet from February 2017 of singer Mina Lioness, through which it was written, "I did a DNA check and discovered that I’m 100% that bitch." Raisen acknowledged : "A reminiscence of this was talked about in our writing session. & impressed the lyrics and the melody we wrote collectively. "
In February 2018, Mina Lioness tweeted to Lizzo: "We didn’t have the identical thought, it was my tweet that had been taken from Twitter and put in a music," and "Everybody now believes that had been your phrases, when in actuality they had been mine. My creativity, my thoughts and my comedy. "
Lizzo replied to Mina Lioness: "Fact Hurts was written final June. Somebody wrote a message on IG that stated "I'm 100% this bitch" and we had been impressed. I give him credit score after I speak about making songs. I’ve by no means seen your viral tweet, however I'm glad it exists. "
Earlier this 12 months, based on The Blast, Lizzo filed the "100% That Bitch" model.
Pitchfork contacted representatives of Lizzo and Ricky Reed.