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Netizens accuse American group of plagiarizing BTS

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[Editor's Note: Added an update at end of the article.]


Overseas netizens have displayed their own detective work in defense of BTS.


An American group named Pillow Talk featuring members J.Snow, Luke Jones, and Lamorne Morris are being accused by netizens of plagiarizing BTS' "I Need U." The track in question is titled "Body Pillow" and was uploaded to YouTube nearly a month ago on July 16, 2016.




Netizens are saying that the beat used for "Body Pillow" is the same as "I Need U" which was released more than a year ago. In the YouTube description, "Body Pillow" is stated to be produced by a producer named Jukebox.



After numerous BTS fans left negative comments on YouTube, the comments for the video were disabled.


The group may have received permission for the usage of the music, we have reached out to our contacts at Big Hit for comment and they haven't responded yet.


Check out both tracks below and share your thoughts.




Update: The producer jukebox tweeted that the instrumental in question is from a loop pack titled 'We Sink: Future RnB 2'. The loop pack was released 2 months prior to BTS releasing "I Need U." It appears both jukebox and BTS used the same loop, which is a common practice.




SEE ALSO: BTS to come back on February 13th with 'WINGS' sequel 'You Never Walk Alone'


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KimTTs_Wife Thursday, September 22, 2016

ok but seriosly you all need to calm down. I mean..yes ARMY's probably went a bit too far but they was defending their fav group, isn't that something fans are supposed to do? So stop dissing ARMY's and saying that we are the worst fandom.

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nabihazaidi Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Where? Just where?

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krushers Sunday, September 4, 2016

lol army are so embarrassing to kpop.

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Trinnifer krushers Friday, October 14, 2016

Rigghhhttt. Because Armys are the only ones who have ever does something like this.

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MbaG007 Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wow, people are taking guys dressed up as pillows seriously...

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cheshire_neko Monday, August 15, 2016

Can ARMYs call off their fellow bitches in the YouTube comments? Jfc, its like all they have to do is pointlessly accuse other people. Its also really funny that ARMY accused JSnowPro of being "unoriginal", when their super talented superstar oppas bought a premade demo instead of making their own, original music smh.

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Alphakenny cheshire_neko Monday, August 15, 2016

there's a big difference of buying a premade demo and plagiarizing. i know he didnt plaigiarize i need u but for all we know he couldve. and i agree armys went a little to far this time flooding this guy with hate on his channel

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bangeryun94 Alphakenny Tuesday, August 16, 2016

For all we know? Bullshit. He was chased all over social media and insulting, called racial slurs and had his family threatened. Then when the little assholes found out it was a legally purchased loop set they came back and started bashing the video itself. This was a comedy, the men are comedians and it should have been left at that, but nooooo. Still more opportunities for dishonourably discharged ARMY to use more racial slurs and insults. Excuses are not acceptable anymore and netizens who are bashing ARMY (and indirectly BTS themselves) should be left alone as well. Take the dressing down and say nothing

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lennyface4lyfe Alphakenny Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Army is literally the most embrassing fandom and racist by that as well dont try and disown the "problmatic" army like your whole fandom isnt problematic absolutely disgusting Army needs to know they cant keep saying these things espcially these racist things (if you dont like someone and they happen to be black and you call them the N***er you are racist if you dont like someone and they are black and you tell them to be lynched you are racist dont excuse your racism with anger) fucking disgusting not surprsied this is army

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Kleo Monday, August 15, 2016

*SIGH* here we go, AGAIN. when will these people learn that this is FUKKING WRONG????? STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP TAKE A CHILL PILL

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ExoLuhana Monday, August 15, 2016

Armys are literally everywhere in Youtube!!

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Nana_Pipit Monday, August 15, 2016

Before ARMY talk about "ORIGINALITY" and bash other people, why don't they listen to Flo Rida - GDFR and Dope

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CHRISTINAMR Nana_Pipit Monday, August 15, 2016

TRUE FUCKING PREACH

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Alphakenny Nana_Pipit Monday, August 15, 2016

And listen to monsta x hero rooftop version are you gonna say they copied too? It's a common instrument used in music of course it's going to be in multiple popular songs

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bangeryun94 Nana_Pipit Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hopefully EVERYBODY has learned a valuable lesson about loop sets and their availability to everyone and shuts the hell up.

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kapichino Sunday, August 14, 2016

Winston from New Girl omg! But honestly ppl need to chill this is obviously not a serious song it's meant to be funny, I do agree that the two songs beats definitely sound similar and if the group was inspired by it they definitely should've asked permission to use it especially if they are selling and making a profit of it.

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SugarFree Sunday, August 14, 2016

Kpop fans are obsessed with plagiarism to the point where they don't know about this sort of thing, or what demos are or what sampling/covering is.

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SugarFree Sunday, August 14, 2016

Also wow, those loop packs are pretty cheap. Quite hilarious that BTS and their company resort to using such basic material.

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Newbie_loving SugarFree Monday, August 15, 2016

Big hit isn't a big company

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SugarFree Newbie_loving Monday, August 15, 2016

They're hardly 3 random dudes in a basement making parody videos for YouTube. Just because they're not SM/JYP/YG, doesn't mean they're not a proper company.

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Junj SugarFree Tuesday, August 16, 2016

And uh, what's so bad about using basic material?

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SugarFree Junj Tuesday, August 16, 2016

I never said it was good or bad, I just said it was cheap. But if you came to the conclusion that cheap is bad then that speaks volumes.

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Newbie_loving SugarFree Tuesday, August 16, 2016

U woke up on the wrong side of the bed

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Junj SugarFree Thursday, August 18, 2016

I was asking what was so bad about it though, cause it sounded to me you were ridiculing BigHit for using basic material?

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