Lizzo has added a songwriting credit to her mega-hit “Truth Hurts,” effectively admitting that the lyric “I just took a DNA test / Turns out I’m 100% bitch,” which is at the core of the track, came via Twitter.
British singer Mina Lioness has been in months-long battle with Lizzo, but in a tweet on Wednesday she was vindicated , “I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.”
I just took a DNA Test, turns out I’m a credited writer for the number one song on Billboard.
— Long Jevetina (@MinaLioness) October 23, 2019
The battle over who wrote “Truth Hurts” is just getting started.
Brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen believe that they deserve a songwriting credit on the hit because the lyric was used in an unreleased track called “Healthy” from an April 2017 studio session with Lizzo and other songwriters. They told there side of the story on Instagram.
Lizzo also took to Instagram to deny the brother’s claim and acknowledge Mina’s contribution. “The men who now claim a piece of Truth hurts did not help me write any part of the song,” wrote Lizzo. “They had nothing to 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. That song is my life, and its words are my truth.”