After virtually three years of authorized headache from her track “Reality Hurts,” the court docket and Lizzo lastly reached a settlement.
Lizzo Hit With Plagiarism Claims for “Reality Hurts’
In October 2019, Grammy-winning artist Lizzo was accused of improperly crediting the songwriters of his Billboard No. 1 hit track “Reality Hurts.”
The accusers in query have been songwriting brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen, who wrote Lizzo’s well-known line, “I simply took a DNA take a look at, seems I am one hundred pc that bitch,” for a supposed 2017 observe “Wholesome.”
“Wholesome” was written by Lizzo, the Raisen brothers, Jesse Saint John, and Yves Rothman. Nevertheless, the observe was not launched.
Afterward, the precise line was included in Lizzo’s banger hit “Reality Hurts,” however this time, solely Lizzo and John have been credited, excluding the Raisen Brothers who helped pen the sooner observe.
Storming to Instagram, Justin Raisen claimed nobody has reached out to them that the road might be included in one other track.
“We have been by no means contacted about being credited for using the components of ‘Wholesome’ (melody, lyrics, and chords) that seem in ‘Reality Hurts,'” Justin elaborated in a now-deleted put up.
The brothers reached out to Lizzo’s staff for the dispute quietly for 2 years, solely asking for five% every, however sadly, they have been shut down each time.
Not responding initially, Lizzo’s lawyer denied the brothers’ claims, noting that they “didn’t collaborate with Lizzo or anybody else to create this track.”
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Lizzo and Raisen Brothers Reached A Settlement over ‘Reality Hurts’
Quick ahead to 2022, the authorized again and forths are lastly coming to an in depth.
Final Friday, the decide presiding over the authorized battle lastly moved the lawsuit to be dismissed as the 2 camps had reached an settlement.
Each events requested the court docket to ” dismiss all the motion with out prejudice.”
Nevertheless, no details about the settlement was about was shared with the general public.
Rolling Stone, nonetheless, solely reported that Lizzo (and the Raisen brothers) can be required to settle their authorized charges.
Each camps haven’t issued any statements on the lawsuit as of writing.
Other than the Raisen brothers, singer Mina Lioness claimed to have additionally tweeted the identical line on Twitter three months earlier than the track was written, claiming that her “creativity, wit, and comedy” gave delivery to the long-lasting line.
Lioness, nonetheless, didn’t pursue any authorized motion concerning the declare.
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