A netizen shared a screen capture, making a side-by-side comparison of the lyrics from both songs, and writing, "They seem too similar????? This is really bad...I wonder how fans are going to defend him."
JTONG's lyrics go:
"JTONG, hot is how I make the rhythm /
It feels like every living organism is dancing /
Focus, I feel alive in this very moment /
Don't stop JTONG, go get 'em."
Meanwhile, Bobby's rap in "Anthem" go:
"Focus, we're alive in this moment /
We're out to fix everyone's faulty rhythm /
Hearts thumping, it feels like everybody is dancing /
Fifth generation YG, we gon go get 'em."
The netizen added as an afterthought, "I can't believe how y'all are defending him. You're asking how it's plagiarism just because the words are the same? There are more than just one or two words that are the same; he just switched around the words a bit but they're exactly the same. Especially that last line, he completely stole it. But it's not just the words that are similar; the songs have the same feel. The rhythm is the same and it really looks like he copied the song."
Netizens commented, "The way he curses, he seems like a total hip hop wannabe...feels like he's some middle school kid trying to act all tough by cursing. Who flips the bird so proudly like that?" "Bobby has always been a hip hop wannabe. He plagiarizes the lyrics, disses the lesser known idols yet acts all sycophantic in front of the big name agencies. When people asked him why he only dissed smaller idol groups, he had to turn to YG for help loooool that's a sure sign of a loser," "Bobby can't write lyrics for shit so he has to resort to plagiarism," and, "The lyrics are way too similar lolololol he probably plagiarized them thinking fans will defend him."