Lizzo accused of plaigarism by Cece Peniston over “Juice”

Peniston claims Lizzo copied portions of “Finally”

October 20, 2019
Lizzo accused of plaigarism by Cece Peniston over “Juice”

Singer CeCe Peniston has accused Lizzo of copying her work, lifting ad-libs from her 1992 track "Finally" for "Juice."


Peniston shared a side by side video of the two songs, comparing the use of the ad-lib "ya-ya-ee, ya-ya-ee" in the song's chorus. “this is a clear example of #copyrightinfringement," she wrote in the post's caption. "Cece Peniston versus @lizzobeeating, y’all check this out and btw I love her music.”

Peniston went on to explain that using anything "over 7 seconds that's using a “portion” of their copyright," and that Lizzo used the ad-lib several times adding up to approximately 40 seconds.

Recently, songwriter and producer Justin Raisen accused the singer of lifting the opening line of her Billboard-topping single "Truth Hurts" from a song they co-wrote earlier in the year, "Healthy."

Additionally Raisen credited some of the song's opening line to U.K.-based singer Mina Lionesss, who had previously accused Lizzo of stealing the "DNA test" line from a viral tweet. Raisen confirmed in an Instagram post caption that Mina's tweet "came up in our writing session & inspired the lyric and melody we wrote together."

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Lizzo accused of plaigarism by Cece Peniston over “Juice”