What is the truth behind Lizzo's hit Truth Hurts?

Lizzo (above) has been accused by brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen of not including them in the credits for the song Truth Hurts, which was the No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for six weeks.
Lizzo (above) has been accused by brothers Justin and Jeremiah Raisen of not including them in the credits for the song Truth Hurts, which was the No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for six weeks. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

NEW YORK • For millions of listeners, Lizzo's hit Truth Hurts has been more than just the No. 1 song in the United States, the position it held on Billboard's Hot 100 chart for six weeks this summer and autumn.

An ebullient anthem of empowerment, the song has penetrated pop culture, appearing in online memes by everyone from teenage TikTok users to Mrs Hillary Clinton.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2019, with the headline 'What is the truth behind Lizzo's hit Truth Hurts?'. Print Edition | Subscribe