Melissa Vivianne Jefferson, known professionally as Lizzo, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Currently, she is under fire for potential copyright infringement.
The 90s hit artist CeCe Peniston took to Instagram this to accuse Lizzo of copying her ad-libs from Peniston’s 1992 tune, “Finally.”
“This is a clear example of #copyrightinfringement Cece Peniston versus @lizzobeeating y’all check this out and btw I love her music,” Peniston wrote, alongside a video comparing the two songs.
R&B singer-songwriter India.Arie commented on the post in support, writing, “I thought she interpolated it intentionally and paid you for it. I hate that ANYONE would not automatically KNOW this IS a signature of yours. Clearly. But as musicians, I guess we hear it more clearly.”
This is not the last we will be hearing from this.