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iKON's Bobby under fire from netizens for allegedly copying the lyrics for 'Anthem'

By jubilantj   Thursday, April 28, 2016   93,609   7,016   223



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iKON's Bobby has fallen out of K-netizens' favor again, this time for supposedly stealing the lyrics for "Anthem" from rapper JTONG's song "Gaepan." 

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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." 

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esthergim Monday, May 16, 2016

i swear. the statement of "hes a bad rapper or a hip hop wannabe" is complete bs. The fact that hes a well known rapper for his skills proves the fact that he isnt a hip hop wannabe and the fact that he won show me the money 3 WITH his skills shows that he isnt a bad rapper so people stop making such assumptions

Stazeee_Kpop_154 Saturday, May 7, 2016

are you stupid?

jessgt Friday, May 6, 2016

Come oooon! Lyrical plagerism is extremely objectivable. If JTONG had a ish about it he would have spoke up about it. I personally don't like Bobby's rap style but at least he can write his own lyrics right?

Rie_dpox Saturday, April 30, 2016

Oh my God... Are they really use their brain to think or just to hate????

Kingaland Saturday, April 30, 2016

really?like seriously...?!this is just ridiculous...

bangeryun94 Friday, April 29, 2016

Does JTong have a problem?  When or if he does then there is something to discuss.  The song has been out for almost a year.  Did somebody just now look at the English translation?

Buster Friday, April 29, 2016

Guess what Jtong didn't create those words either so stfu I like Bobby and Jtong but it's stupid for accusing someone for plagiarism when many people use those words often

Yukiitheo Friday, April 29, 2016

I decided to stay away from this site but this is getting on my nerves. Allkpop, there is already a clarification post on Pann, stop spreading ridiculous hate ffs https://t(dot)co/aOGJ7gMUIchttps://twitter(dot)com/hwansthetic/status/726106196214607872

bangeryun94 Yukiitheo Friday, April 29, 2016

Most people who read AKP aren't able to read Pann

cococcchanel Friday, April 29, 2016

My first impression was, as stated by the original netizen, that he simply switched them around. But, I will not claim that it is or that it isn't plagiarism as I haven't heard the other song nor understand Korean. Let's not jump to any conclusions or pick sides, people! We don't know the whole picture right now

Wazzup_Bby Friday, April 29, 2016

I want to know what he has to say about this before making any assumptions. I'm not saying I will defend him (cuz if it is plagiarism, and it looks like it, then it's obviously shame on him), but I just want to know how this happened. This could have been a misunderstanding from his side, or maybe he intentionally was copying the lyrics.And another thing, his general style of rapping and lyrics has nothing to do with this. Even if you don't like him and/or his music, there is no reason to comment on his general style when it comes to this issue. Your opinion on him generally does not fit to this topic, so go and hate on him someplace else (or just keep it to yourself, since if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all)

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