Lizzo files lawsuit against plagiarism accusers
Lizzo has denied claims from three men that they helped to write her single Truth Hurts.
The song was originally released in 2017 but became a chart hit this year.
The musician has dismissed the men's allegations that they collaborated on the track and has filed a lawsuit asking a judge to declare they have no copyright on it.
Lizzo wrote on her Twitter: “The men who now claim a piece of 'Truth Hurts' did not help me write any part of the song. 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. That song is my life, and its words are my truth.”
British singer Mina Lioness has been given a writing credit for the song Truth Hurts.
The row started after Lizzo wanted to trademark the phrase "I just took a DNA test turns out I'm 100% that...".
Mina Tweeted a similar phrase back in 2017, however Lizzo claims never to have seen it.
"In 2017, while working on a demo, I saw a meme that resonated with me... I later used the line in Truth Hurts... I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme", Lizzo said on Twitter.
"The creator of the tweet is the person I am sharing my success with..."
While she didn't name her, Mina responded shortly after with a tweet thanking Lizzo and her team.