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Tricky Stewart apologizes for mix-up surrounding the identical background tracks in BTS' 'Cypher Pt 4' and SFB's 'Strangers'

By jennywill   Wednesday, October 12, 2016   60,619   8,105   0



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Producer Tricky Stewart has apologized for all the confusion surrounding BTS' latest cypher on their 'WINGS' album.

Fans noticed that "Cypher Pt 4" on the album had the same instrumental in parts to a Dutch group SFB's "Strangers", which was released in 2015. However, it's now turned out that the track was used without the producer knowing. Tricky Stewart posted the following on his Twitter, absolving BTS and Big Hit Entertainment:

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Big Hit Entertainment also posted a statement, writing:

Hello, this is Big Hit Entertainment.
As explained in the album introductions, the track "BTS Cypher 4" in the 'WINGS' album released on the 10th was produced together with USA's producer Tricky Stewart
However, on the 11th after the release, we were contacted by Tricky Stewart where we were told that a rough version of the track had been used by a band in the Netherlands in a song released in 2015.
This happened because of a mistake and and ignorance from one of the staff on Tricky's side. Tricky Stewart also did not learn of this fact until right after BTS' album was released, so he could not let us know until after the release.
However, Tricky Stewart and his management has acknowledged all fault as one of the producers, and promised to solve the issue in a way that would not harm BTS.
BTS has no fault or responsibility in any issue surrounding the track - in fact, they are the victims of the situation. Because of this, Big Hit Entertainment asked Tricky Stewart to issue an official apology for BTS and all BTS fans worldwide.

It's a good thing the situation was cleared up so quickly!

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Junj Thursday, October 13, 2016

Props for the really quick response but I'm always afraid of all the shit that BTS will get accused of every time they're active.. Please let them have a happy, peaceful promotion this time :|

cyrstel Thursday, October 13, 2016

In this comment section, we can all see who are the stupid people. It's either they didn't understand the article, or they didn't read the article before commenting. And I am seeing lot's of stupid people showing their ignorance. lol

m1234 Thursday, October 13, 2016

wow what an asshole. he should've double checked and triple checked before selling an old song he made last year. that sort of unprofessional behavior is going to get this guy NOWHERE.

lee_brothers Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Bighit ain't playing this time. Spankermusic just gave a shout out to BTS, just hit them up next time then, BH :D

eve_shiny Wednesday, October 12, 2016

BTS strikes again

suicidesquad Wednesday, October 12, 2016

And their fans wonder why their oppa call plagiat group.

SevenBeatsofBTS suicidesquad Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"Even if you don’t like me, you know me I like hate comments more than no comments I don’t know you But you know my name" -Rap Monster

suicidesquad SevenBeatsofBTS Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I don't know his name, I only know his fake name.

infiresnakeu suicidesquad Wednesday, October 12, 2016

its called a stage name...if you even know what that is 🙂

chaelicen suicidesquad Thursday, October 13, 2016

you know his name, all right.. and you care enough to add hate comments = attention for bts! lmao you've been played.

suicidesquad infiresnakeu Friday, October 14, 2016

Its call sarcasm .. if you even know what that is.

suicidesquad chaelicen Friday, October 14, 2016

What are you, mind reader now?

SevenBeatsofBTS suicidesquad Friday, October 14, 2016

You said yourself, that it was sarcasm, meaning you know both his real and stage name. That leads me to the conclusion that you cared enough to research them, so you don't have to be a mind reader to know what your true intentions are :)

suicidesquad SevenBeatsofBTS Monday, October 17, 2016

I mean sarcasm as in fake name = stage name. Get it? Mind reader?

suicidesquad Monday, October 17, 2016

And please I have life than 'care enough' to your oppa, I let you do that job.

SevenBeatsofBTS suicidesquad Wednesday, October 19, 2016

I can read minds. :)

zero_red Wednesday, October 12, 2016

it's a good thing that Big Hit got to this before netizens could use this to drag BTS and accuse them of plagiarism.

Haneefah zero_red Wednesday, October 12, 2016


Firearmy Wednesday, October 12, 2016

This dumb usa producer need to be careful because he almost make scandal for my oppa

zero_red Firearmy Wednesday, October 12, 2016

it was a simple mistake, no need to be rude. you're the kind of people that are making the BTS fandom look bad.

Blue82 zero_red Wednesday, October 12, 2016

She's a well known troll on allkpop. She even has other logins. If you read articles for other groups you'll see her on there starting trouble too. Just downvote her comments so they fade away and report her anytime she violates the allkpop rules.

becci zero_red Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I don't think she was rude though I would have used different words. This is a thing that just should not happen ever and not just a simple mistake. The producer should have made sure noone else had used the track before giving it to BTS. It's possible that BTS wont be allowed to perform it live ever and SFB could get some of the money BTS gained from it because of copyright.

Blue82 becci Wednesday, October 12, 2016

She's not really a Bts fan she just wants to start drama so she posts 'rude' and often very nasty comments. Usually the ones on Bts articles just praise them while putting down other groups but she also goes on other articles too. She went on the one about the Violinist who passed away and kept talking about Lay from Exo and then the other day she was on an Exo post trashing them and that isn't even counting all the other things she does to get attention. This was one of her least rude comments but all you have to do is look at other articles and you'll see how hateful she really is.

becci Blue82 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I don't really spend that much time on this site so I don't know her but even though she's a troll, in this case I agree. Even though the producer has apologized and took the blame for it, it could cause legal problems for BigHit and BTS and they could lose money because of it.

Blue82 becci Wednesday, October 12, 2016

I agree it was a careless mistake but I can also see how it happened. When several people work on pieces and then store them for later someone else can easily come along and use a part or the entire thing and if they don't inform anyone then it can happen. In this case it seems only pieces were used and the one used in 2015 was a rougher version too. Legally the producer will be responsible for any fees or fines because they are the ones that double sold the track. Because the pieces are not identical and were used in vastly different styles of music there probably won't be a lawsuit involved. If there is a judge is unlikely to award any money to any side simply because it's not an exact copy and there was no intent for copy right infringement.

my6teenzontop Firearmy Wednesday, October 12, 2016

People like you are the only people who would start anything over information like these.

chaelicen Firearmy Thursday, October 13, 2016

아 진짜 니들 같은얘들땜에 아미들도 방탄도 욕먹잖아 참나 좀 꺼져

DZico Wednesday, October 12, 2016

well this ended before it even begin

JustKJC_Poppin Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Now that ends one problem. Hope the rest of the problems also subside.

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