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Posted by elliefilet AKP STAFF Wednesday, November 7, 2018

American music executive Scooter Braun defends former EXO member Kris from bot rumors

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American music executive Scooter Braun publicly defended former EXO member Kris from bot rumors. 

After Kris topped the US iTunes album and single sales charts with his recent album 'Antares', rumors his Chinese fans used bots to manipulate his ranking on the music chart began sprouting. Since then, Scooter Braun, who's know to be behind acts like Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, and Usher, has spoken up on Kris' behalf, defending the singer.

On November 7, Scooter Braun expressed in an Instagram post:

"Over the past few days I have become aware of an artist named @kriswu. Last night we had an opportunity to connect and talk and show respect. We learned of eachother since many rumors have come out about both us in connection to his newest release. Kris is a great artist who on a global scale is a star. It was explained to he and I last night that because his release was held back in China for his birthday his fans went and got the music any way they could and that was US Itunes. Once the release in China took place the fans had their access. He has never been removed from the charts on iTunes. That is false. Those were real people from the US and international community and not bots like many have rumored. I have never wished anything bad for Kris nor any other artist and those saying otherwise are wrong. Any fans of anyone I manage who are using this opportunity to spread any sort of division or racism are dead wrong and I won't stand for it. The music community is international and no longer held by borders. Kris happy birthday and you showed yourself to be a global star. Glad we got to connect and speak and keep your head held high. This is just the first of many achievements for you. And for those using my name for false rumors now you know exactly where I stand. Keep it positive."



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Over the past few days I have become aware of an artist named @kriswu. Last night we had an opportunity to connect and talk and show respect. We learned of eachother since many rumors have come out about both us in connection to his newest release. Kris is a great artist who on a global scale is a star. It was explained to he and I last night that because his release was held back in China for his birthday his fans went and got the music any way they could and that was US Itunes. Once the release in China took place the fans had their access. He has never been removed from the charts on iTunes. That is false. Those were real people from the US and international community and not bots like many have rumored. I have never wished anything bad for Kris nor any other artist and those saying otherwise are wrong. Any fans of anyone I manage who are using this opportunity to spread any sort of division or racism are dead wrong and I won't stand for it. The music community is international and no longer held by borders. Kris happy birthday and you showed yourself to be a global star. Glad we got to connect and speak and keep your head held high. This is just the first of many achievements for you. And for those using my name for false rumors now you know exactly where I stand. Keep it positive.

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caribbeangal Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

They were indeed not bots, that is the misconception. They were ACTUAL people in China ILLEGALLY using VPNs to look like they were Americans, thus affecting the charts, which is why iTunes filtered the streams out.

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sporadic Wednesday, November 7, 2018 1
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Since when was it ILLEGAL to change your store on iTunes? Please give me the LAW which makes this illegal.

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RyenLux Thursday, November 8, 2018 0
Thursday, November 8, 2018

It is if you're in China. The amount of restriction China places on Apple is ridiculous.

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kpoplover308 Thursday, November 8, 2018 0
Thursday, November 8, 2018

i don't know a lot about tech. I believe you when you say people used VPN in order to watch from China. But how would they differentiate a person using a VPN from a bot when looking at the stats/data?

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1Minoz Friday, November 16, 2018 0
Friday, November 16, 2018

14 mil in an hour? He didn't even sell that fast in China.

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ohbunnies Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

China population is massive compare to America lmao

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Murderfucker Thursday, November 8, 2018 0
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Still it's not like Chinese click farms doesn't exist -> article


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SSWAnila Thursday, November 8, 2018 1
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Scooter Braun is the person who first accused Kris Wu of using bots in the first place. Now he's brown nosing after UMG China threatened legal action against him for defamation. The man is a slime.

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btsxexoxnox1 Friday, November 9, 2018 0
Friday, November 9, 2018

He threw Justin Bieber and took on Ariana. That man is the worst.

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PinKookiE Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

In resume it should have been called China itunes. Bots or not bots it had nothing to do with US itunes charts since it was all chinese fans doing.

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DsChubba Saturday, November 10, 2018 0
Saturday, November 10, 2018

If iTunes America are going to say that Chinese fans used VPN to purchase outside China and into USA iTunes , then expect the Chinese government to step in and claim back all the taxes on the $$ iTunes USA made in Kris Wu Antares sales. iTunes USA can either put Kris Wu back on the charts or be forced to pay Chinese taxes.

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AyaniELF Thursday, November 8, 2018 1
Thursday, November 8, 2018

LMAO Scooter is kissing *** because China is massive and has the back of its artists. Same reason why they banned Hallyu, cause of all the mistreatment their artists continued to receive.

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1Minoz Friday, November 16, 2018 0
Friday, November 16, 2018

What this story has to to with Korean entertaining?

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yerewenseuljoy Thursday, November 8, 2018 2
Thursday, November 8, 2018

how is just buying a song from itunes illegal? the chinese cant do that? there are a lot of asians in the US and his fans in the states might be supporting him. you dont know anything that actually happened, so stop jumping to conclusions. admit it. its only a big deal cause Kris is asian right? freaking Jake Paul charted #1 on itunes beating out Kendrick Lamar yet when its an actual artist like Kris, its impossible or dirty dealings? racism and hypocrisy at its best.

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darkangel452 Thursday, November 8, 2018 1
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Did you even read the article or the post? Girl...

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yerewenseuljoy Wednesday, November 14, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

wtf are you barking about? lol article clearly says that all the assumptions that Kris fans were illegally streaming are false. did you even read the article yourself?

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gotbangxoxo Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Defends him after actually starting this all by himself. Scooter Braun is a moron but that doesnt change the fact that chinese fans still used VPN to fake real US sales.

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zedi Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

ok tell that to those who accused him and kept mention that to Jeff ,,,,

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walkertexasrange Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Scooter Braun has been trying to get kpop/asian artist to break through in the USA. CL and PSY were both failures i think

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zackyl6 Wednesday, November 7, 2018 2
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

CL's failure is because of YG's control. Even CL finished a whole album, Braun can't do anything if YG does not give him permission.

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walkertexasrange Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

I said it once and i'll say it again. YG is a piece of sh*T

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MXKpopFan Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Im glad he finally set the record straight on that Sh*t. Its been YG the whole time.

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Donna_Dash Wednesday, November 7, 2018 2
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

How was PSY a failure.....???

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SSWAnila Thursday, November 8, 2018 1
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Scooter Braun is the person who first accused Kris Wu of using bots in the first place.

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walkertexasrange Thursday, November 8, 2018 0
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lol is this true

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caitlinnolly Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

he was dming kris fans saying they were bots, this man is so messed up honestly. shady bastard

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Sehunicron Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

kris looks freaking HOT in that photo

but he looks hot everywhere

when i saw him in that crazy scifi space movie my muffin was TOASTY

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krell Wednesday, November 7, 2018 0
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Elsewhere (Internet) ; it has been stated CL (2NE1) is NOT connected in any way with Scooter Braun Agency. What I saw it was sourced via ONLINE CHAT that SB 'himself' was having it. As to IF that SB Agency has anything to do with YGe Agency anymore (Business Alliance?), it was NOT stated ... (Trolling) ... Still HWAITING for the (Big Bang ; YGe Agency) G-DraGOON and JUSTIN 'Blabber' (SBe Agency) promised COLLABORATION song ... Maybe the 'famous' YGe CAFETERIA food was NOT quite that good? ... ;)

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