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Netizens accuse American group of plagiarizing BTS

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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 release 2nd full album 'WINGS' on October 10th


[Thanks to everyone who sent this in.]

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KimTTs_Wife 5 days ago

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 13 days ago

Where? Just where?

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krushers 23 days ago

lol army are so embarrassing to kpop.

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