Lizzo Settles Songwriting Dispute E! News UK


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Lizzo has reached a deal on “Truth Hurts” writing credits.

The ‘Good As Hell’ hitmaker has been locked in a legal battle over the track since 2019 after she was accused of removing ‘melody, lyrics and chords’ from a demo titled ‘Healthy’, including one of his most famous lines, “I just took a DNA test, turns out I’m 100% that b****.”

Lizzo has denied the allegations and sued brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen and Justin ‘Yves’ Rothman over their allegations, seeking a “court declaration” that the trio “did not co-write” the song and as such “does not have the right of co-ownership”. this work or to share its profits.

The writers later counterattacked Lizzo.

And on Friday, attorneys for both sides said the parties had reached a settlement and asked for “the entire action to be dismissed without prejudice.”

A federal judge has decided to proceed with the dismissal, and while no details of the deal have been made public, each side will have to pay their own legal costs, Rolling Stone reports.

District Judge Dolly M. Gee previously agreed with Lizzo’s assertion that “a co-author of a copyrighted work does not automatically acquire ownership of a derivative work in which the co-author did not participate in the creation”.

She also added that the songwriters themselves claimed that “Healthy” was recorded as a “standalone” song and was not a demo for “Truth Hurts.”

Meanwhile, Lil Nas X recently teased that a collab with the ‘Juice’ singer is on the cards.

Speaking in September, he said: “I was actually talking to Lizzo a few weeks ago [about this]. I feel that will definitely happen.

“It’s gonna be a banger bop, everyone’s gonna love it and [Radio 1 is] going to play it three billion times.”


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