On June 3, a representative of Big Hit Entertainment spoke with media outlets with a follow-up statement regarding the use of a controversial speech sample in Agust D's "What Do You Think?", from his 2nd mixtape 'D-2'.
Earlier on this day, media outlet 'Dispatch' accused Big Hit Entertainment of releasing a false statement of response, alleging that Agust D (a.k.a BTS's SUGA) may have known the origin of the controversial speech sample to some extent.
In response to the above accusation, a Big Hit rep reiterated, "As we revealed in our original statement, the producer who worked on this track chose the audio sample while considering the overall mood of the track, with no ulterior intentions and no knowledge of the individual who gave the speech."
Previously, SUGA's mixtape track "What Do You Think?" from 'D-2' became cause for controversy after listeners pointed out that a speech sample by a controversial American cult leader, Jim Jones, was used at the beginning of the track. Afterward, Big Hit Entertainment admitted that an inappropriate sample was used in the track without proper knowledge, and revised the audio to "What Do You Think?" by deleting the sample in question.