After receiving plagiarism accusations over “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo is facing another claim of plagiarism for her hit track “Juice.”
CeCe Peniston, who posted a side-by-side comparison on Instagram, accuses Lizzo of plagiarizing a set of ad-libs for her track “Finally,” which was released in 1992. “This is a clear example of #copyrightinfringement Cece Peniston versus @Lizzobeeating y’all check this out,” Peniston wrote on Instagram. “And btw I love her music.”
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@bendaworld sent me this video and this is a clear example of #copyrightinfringement Cece Peniston versus @lizzobeeating y’all check this out and btw I love her music #tbt #juice #absolutvodka #finally #thetea #royalties #atlanticrecords #umpg #lizzo #lizzojuice #intellectualproperty
The news comes after producers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen have claimed that the Cuz I Love You artist plagiarized the line “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that bitch.” The two producers took to Instagram to post a statement alongside a video that layered “Truth Hurts” on top of a demo that they reportedly recorded in April of 2017 called “Healthy.” The Raisens claim that the line comes from an April 2017 writing session they had with Lizzo, Jesse Saint John, and Yves Rothman.
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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