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

An ebullient anthem of empowerment, the song has thoroughly penetrated pop culture, appearing in online memes by everyone from teenage TikTok users to Hillary Clinton. "Truth Hurts" has also introduced Lizzo as a new kind of star: an outspoken, body-positive woman of color, who is expected to be a major contender at next year's Grammy Awards.

But who wrote the song?

Melissa Jefferson, aka Lizzo. Photo / Supplied
Melissa Jefferson, aka Lizzo. Photo / Supplied

That question has

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