Transcript for Lizzo sues songwriters claiming credit for line in 'Truth Hurts'
We will switch gears to singer lizzo fighting back against two songwriters who are claiming credit for the signature line in her hit song "Truth hurts." Lizzo saying the two men had nothing to do with the song, instead crediting someone else. Chris Connelly is in Los Angeles right now with the story. Good morning, Chris. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. Lizzo is one of 2019's brightest new stars and "Truth hurts" is one of the year's biggest songs. No argument there. So who does and who doesn't deserve credit for writing "Truth hurts"? That's been a bit of an argument. Why men great till they got to be great Reporter: "Truth hurts" by lizzo. The song of the summer and a star making megahit for the rapper singer out of Minnesota. The success of "Truth hurts" has led others to assert authorship of one -- I just took a DNA test turns out I'm 100% Too. Reporter: Two entities sought compensation for coming up with that we won't say it here witticism. Songwriting duo Justin and Jeremiah raisen claiming in these posts they are co-writers for "Truth hurts" and that lizzo took the line from a songwriting session for a different track back in April 2017. Turns out I'm 100 percent that -- Reporter: Lizzo's people have refuted that. A suit she filed against them says the raises' publish has asked for 20%. Lizzo said in a different context there was no one in the room when I wrote "Truth hurts" except me, producer Ricky reed and my tears now getting a warmer reception, though, is British singer Mina lioness who wrote and tweeted the line back in February 2017. Lizzo tweeting Wednesday in part, while working on a duomo I saw a meme that resonated with me. I later learned that a tweet inspired the meme. The creator of that tweet is the person I am sharing my success with, not these men, period. And Mina lion ess announcing the news on her own Twitter feed. I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm a credited writer for the number one song on billboard. Lizzo is playing Las Vegas tonight where I assume the party will continue, guys. I think that is a fair assumption, guys. Thank you. Somebody is not telling the you know, "Truth hurts." Oh. Well, well done. Let that marinate.
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