On March 7, Hip hop artist OVAN took to Instastory to call out one of the malicious DM's he had received.
On his Instagram Story, he shared a screenshot of one of the direct messages he received in response to his single "I Need You" beating out BTS' s "ON", IU's "I Can Hear Your Heart", and Zico's "Anysong", and more to hit number one on Genie.
The DM was a reply to his dogs' picture on his Instastory, and that person copied and pasted a Bosintang recipe.
On the screenshot, OVAN wrote, "I'm not a thief. But just because I didn't prove that I'm not a thief, my friends and family, my dogs, people around me, my belief- my everything is being mocked. I have been explaining 'sajaegi' accusation for the past 2 years and I was able to sue most of the accusations for libel. I can't explain this to every single one of you. Some of you know but you wouldn't stop hating me anyway. I'm so hurt and sad. I really don't know what to do. I didn't want this rank. Please help me."
Netizens disapproved of this DM for crossing the line, but they are still suspecting chart manipulation. What are your thoughts?