American artist Cupid has revealed in a series of tweets why he believes that SEVENTEEN and Pledis Entertainment plagiarized his famous song “Cupid Shuffle”.
On August 14, the artist shared a bunch of tweets explaining his situation and why he believes his song was plagiarized. The song he’s talking about is “Left & Right” and he believes that parts of it were taken from his 2007 hit song “Cupid Shuffle.”
In one of his tweets, he shared the similarities between his song and SEVENTEEN’s song. In another tweet, he explains that he attempted to contact the label to no avail.
He also shared that he feels like Kpop artists are taking advantage of his ‘our culture,’ he is African American so fans believe that he’s referring to black culture. This point has been wildly discussed among international Kpop fans in recent years.
He says he wants to be compensated by Pledis.
Some fans understand why he came to this conclusion while others are attacking him in the comment section of his tweets accusing him of using SEVENTEEN for clout. There are also fans who are massing emailing Pledis Entertainment about the issue hoping they’d respond soon and settle the problem.
Pledis Entertainment has not issued a response yet to these accusations.
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