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Singers criticized for stealing B.I's arrangement of 'Let It Go'

By jubilantj   Friday, July 22, 2016   179,773   19,716   157



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A group called M4 is under fire from netizens for reportedly stealing iKON's B.I's arrangement to popular Disney song "Let It Go." 

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The group was on an MTV show, and they sang a version of "Let It Go," rearranged by B.I. and originally performed for Mnet's survival program 'Mix & Match.' 

Though the group's performance of this version aired about a month ago, netizens took notice more recently. Under the video clip of the performance, they wrote: 

"Hanbin work hard remake this song! Why don't give credit to Hanbin? [sic]

"A complete plagiarism of the Mix&match version, completely shameless." 

"B.I work so so hard for this song!!! give credit to him !!" 

"What the hell? this was just a copy and paste. Woah I'm angry rn. Think about how hard Hanbin worked to produce the song and this trio comes up and steals it. shame on you. [sic]" 

"i came here thinking they'd only use the same music arrangement but everything is exactly the same even the adlibs??wow i see zero creativity here the fact that the only thing they did was change the lyrics to chinese, there isn't even a bit of originality in it, not even the way they sing it. all the hard work hanbin did for this song can't even deserve a credit here? [sic]" and many more comments which expressed similar sentiments. 

You can compare the performances for yourself by watching the clips provided and share your opinion on the matter. 

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Mayumi_Jupiter Tuesday, July 26, 2016

NOT COOL~ it's nice to perform it or a had cover but make sure to credit. It would be better to credit the owner. Even a small caption will do.

smygjypcube Monday, July 25, 2016

no offense, SM and YG, EVERYONE MUST BE COPYING THEIR OPPAS, or something. because GOD FORBID they don't get any action in their lives. OR that their oppas aren't 'innocent'...smh. sorry. i had to rant there. no matter what the outcome of this news was.

teb29935 (Banned) Monday, July 25, 2016

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fairytaeil Monday, July 25, 2016

everyone has already said what i feel, but this is honestly fucking outrageous. its almost as if they did a cover of b.i's version, but without the credit

akustik7 Sunday, July 24, 2016

First Melania Trump, now this. These people are putting us college kids into shame with their plagiarizing skills, damn! All jokes aside though, can't stand people who plagiarize, that's some messed up s*** right there, and I'm not even a fan of ikon or BI. And also, in the words of Simon Cowell, 'that sounded like an average karaoke singing at best.'

Tulog_Ako Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Group of band called M4? This site a JOKE. M4 Already Disbanded

Ich_Rk Sunday, July 24, 2016

Well.... Don't make it bigger... I agree it's the same .. but they did it beause they like BI'ikon work... That's all !! They are not tooo dumb to think that no onee will realise  that it's BI work.. So come on !!

cheshire_neko Ich_Rk Sunday, July 24, 2016

The issue is they didn't credit him at all, not did they get permission to use the arrangement.

cheshire_neko Sunday, July 24, 2016


Ich_Rk cheshire_neko Sunday, July 24, 2016

Yeah ..... I see

AshlyCL2ne1 Sunday, July 24, 2016

This is excatly the same 🤐🤐🤐

Tulog_Ako AshlyCL2ne1 Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Chorus too. BI Copy n Paste the lyrics.

sonjazh Tulog_Ako Sunday, July 24, 2016

I think you read false ... it's said that the group copied BI and not the other way around

Tulog_Ako sonjazh Sunday, July 24, 2016

They didnt release the Album moron. They perform on stage Lulz. Using disney song. They didnt say they compose it. also I dont think it was BI who composed that song lol.

Rie_dpox Tulog_Ako Monday, July 25, 2016

first, read all the article. Two, compared them. Third, check / watch Mix & Match show. Fourth, conclusion. BI arranged Let It Go. His group performed and Lee hi featured in it. For your info, BI never included this in Ikon album. Why he would do that?? BI is talented enough to produce his own song in hi gruop album, no need a cover song to included at his group album. Before you called someone MORON, learn first

Tulog_Ako Rie_dpox Tuesday, July 26, 2016

BI arranged Let It Go -. Pretty sure he didnt arranged Let It Go. Wana bet that shit on Court?

Rie_dpox Tulog_Ako Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Youre so funny

licia17_nisperos Sunday, July 24, 2016

i'm sorry but i was kinda happy because people were concerned with BI :") IKON <3

Lynnbia Sunday, July 24, 2016

They could at least give the credit , it's 100% the same , the same english lyrics and they transform korean into chinese

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