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Shari Watson (born 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri), known as Truth Hurts, is an American R&B singer. She is noted for her funky and powerful vocal style.
After signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label, Truth Hurts first appeared on Busta Rhymes’ 2001 hit single “Break Ya Neck” as a background vocalist. For her first solo LP Truthfully Speaking, issued on Aftermath in 2002, she enlisted the production talents of Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Hi-Tek, and DJ Quik. Her debut single, “Addictive,” was a Top 10 hit in the United States, and featured a verse from hip hop artist, Rakim.

The song, produced by DJ Quik, utilized an uncleared sample of “Thoda Resham Lagta Hai” by Hindi artist Lata Mangeshkar. The copyright holders sued Aftermath and parent company Interscope Records for $500 million dollars, and issued an injunction against further sales or performances of the record. A judge later ruled that the album was not to be sold with out being stickered with proper credits for Mangeshkar.

In summer of 2002, Truth Hurts secured a high profile spot on the Smokin’ Grooves tour with Lauryn Hill, Outkast, Cee-Lo, The Roots, Jurassic 5, and Erykah Badu.[3] However, following the buzz on “Addictive”, Truth Hurts became relatively obscure, only contributing guest vocals to “The Watcher 2” on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 2 album and “What” on Eve’s Eve-Olution. To date, she remains as a one-hit wonder in both America and the UK. “Addictive” was followed up by a song called “The Truth” featuring R. Kelly on the chorus. The song underpeformed on American radio and video outlets.

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