Truth Hurts Age, Net Worth, Family, Height, Boyfriend

Born in 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri, Shari Watson, better known as Truth Hurts, has left an indelible mark on the American R&B scene with her distinctive and powerful vocal style.

Truth Hurts Career

Her journey in the music industry began with a notable appearance as a background vocalist on Busta Rhymes’ 2001 hit single “Break Ya Neck” after signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment label. Soon after, she released her debut solo LP, “Truthfully Speaking,” in 2002, under Aftermath. The album showcased her talent, featuring production from heavyweights like Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Hi-Tek, and DJ Quik. Her debut single, “Addictive,” featuring a verse from hip-hop icon Rakim, became a Top 10 hit in the United States.

However, the success of “Addictive” was accompanied by controversy. The song sampled “Thoda Resham Lagta Hai” by Hindi artist Lata Mangeshkar without clearance, leading to a lawsuit against Aftermath and Interscope Records. Despite this setback, Truth Hurts continued to make waves, earning a coveted spot on the Smokin’ Grooves tour alongside luminaries like Lauryn Hill, Outkast, and Erykah Badu.

Despite her initial success, Truth Hurts struggled to maintain her momentum, leading some to label her as a one-hit wonder. Her subsequent singles, including “The Truth” featuring R. Kelly, failed to match the success of “Addictive,” partly due to negative press surrounding Kelly’s personal life.

In 2004, Truth Hurts returned with her second album, “Ready Now,” released on Raphael Saadiq’s independent label, Pookie Entertainment. Despite not receiving much fanfare upon its release, the album was critically acclaimed, with its lead single, “Ready Now,” showcasing the high-quality production of Raphael Saadiq.

Truth Hurts Rumours

Beyond music, Truth Hurts has garnered interest from the film industry, with rumors of her involvement in a movie soundtrack project. Despite these opportunities, details remain scarce about her future endeavors.

Throughout her career, Truth Hurts has demonstrated resilience and artistry, leaving an enduring legacy in the world of R&B.


  • Truthfully Speaking (June 25, 2002)
  • Ready Now (June 01, 2004)

Notable Singles:

  • “Addictive” (featuring Rakim) (2002)
  • “The Truth” (featuring R. Kelly) (2002)
  • “I’m Not Really Lookin'” (featuring DJ Quik) (2002)
  • “Ready Now” (2004)