Atlantic RecordsLizzo is cashing in on her gold-certified hit “Juice,” which is featured in the ad campaign for Absolut’s new beverage, Absolut Juice. But CeCe Peniston is claiming that the “Truth Hurts” star stole part of her biggest hit, “Finally,” for the track.
“Anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds, that’s using a ‘portion’ of their copyright,” CeCe comments on Instagram. “Lizzo not only takes over that, she’s used several times [that,] adding up to about 40 seconds. It’s my lyric it’s written down as well.”
“It’s the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the ‘Adlib’ section because they know it’s catchy,” she adds. “Sooo #notjustanadlib it’s a check !!!!”
To illustrate her point, the 50-year-old singer posted part of her original song along with Lizzo’s track for the Absolut commercial.
“Finally,” CeCe’s 1991 debut single, reached number one on the Billboard Dance Club chart, and hit the top five on the Billboard Hot 100.
So far, Lizzo has not publicly responded to CeCe’s claim.
As previously reported, earlier this week, songwriter Justin Raisen also accused Lizzo of plagiarism. He claims that he and three other people composed a song titled “Healthy” with her, and that she used lyrics, melody, and chords from that track in her hit “Truth Hurts,” without giving him credit or compensation.
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