6:43 pm - 09/21/2009

Sony Slams G-Dragon for Plagiarism

Looks like the Heartbreaker is about to get his heart broken... Sony has responded to accusations of G-Dragon's alleged plagiarism and it isn't pretty!

As many of you recall, on August 21, Sony noted similarities between G-Dragon's "Heartbreaker" & "Right Round" (Flo Rida) as well as "Butterfly" & "She's Electric" (Oasis). Sony reported their observations to the original producers of each song then waited for their response. Furthermore, it isn't just G-Dragon who's under the heat - according to Freechal, "I Don't Care" by 2NE1 (supposedly akin to Lionel Richie's "Just Go") & Big Bang's "With U" are also under the same situation.

ATV Music Publishing, the South Korean branch of Sony, just announced the verdict on these alleged similarities. Today on Sisa Magazine (시사매거진 2580), a news programme on MBC, officials from Sony reportedly sent YG Entertainment warning letters. Sony's legal representative stated, "It was a hard decision for the music critics. However, they decided that there were similarities and accordingly issued a warning letter to the production company and composers. They have also denied YG Entertainment the permission to promote these songs."

So I guess it's official - all three entertainment companies of the Holy Trinity (aka SM, JYP and YG) are having some type of who-can-stir-the-biggest-controversy contest going on. In the span a mere two months, we've seen mini implosions with TVXQ, Kangin Jaebeom and now, officially, G-Dragon? Holy bejesus...

Regardless of whether you agree with this decision or not, I think Sony made their decision a bit late in the game - even if G-Dragon gets knocked off, he's already established a month-long reign over the music shows and generated explosive sales, including over 100,000 copies of his album in less than a week.

YG Entertainment has yet to respond regarding this issue. Stay tuned to allkpop for further developments!


You be the judge:
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painheart 21st-Sep-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
i love this cover of the mister - kara dance, lol.
noahbb 21st-Sep-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
buymeadrank 22nd-Sep-2009 04:43 am (UTC)
omg wtf hhahahahha
stopthedisco 21st-Sep-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
/resists urge to rec DBSK songs. :I

ugh, this song is a classic. ♥
noahbb 21st-Sep-2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
donskii 21st-Sep-2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
tokyoblossom 21st-Sep-2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
abracadbra is amazing but thats the only good song BEG has, i like 2ne1 better.

tokyoblossom 21st-Sep-2009 11:35 pm (UTC)
whoops someone already posted Fire :|

bulkko 21st-Sep-2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
2PM :D

karmakmsa 21st-Sep-2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
shit yes

this is my absolute favorite:

and this is pretty top notch:

Korea's bringing back disco
wackypinkbunny 22nd-Sep-2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I am in love with this song currently

And I'm surprised no one has said Sorry Sorry yet!

kohaku_hime 22nd-Sep-2009 07:06 am (UTC)
valeriemedia 21st-Sep-2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Heartbreaker >>> Right Round

Even if I can't understand it.
kimchikimi 21st-Sep-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Gawd,The title combined with that picture made me laugh for some reason.
bulkko 21st-Sep-2009 11:29 pm (UTC)
omg me too, and i still am.
cheryb 21st-Sep-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
no way, there's definitely a snare in there that makes these different.
lol, jk. they seem pretty damn similar to me
bingeweek 22nd-Sep-2009 12:36 am (UTC)
g dragons goes ting ting ting ta ta ting ting, floridas goes ting ting ting ta ting ting
cheryb 22nd-Sep-2009 12:50 am (UTC)
lol it took a while for someone to get this and that makes me sad.
ultra_obscene84 22nd-Sep-2009 03:46 am (UTC)
LMFAO. I love it.
opal 22nd-Sep-2009 06:01 am (UTC)
rofl i love these comments.
miss_nyxie 22nd-Sep-2009 12:58 am (UTC)
In reference to your comment, this is one of my favorite cartoons

tokyo_shimmer 21st-Sep-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
bulkko 21st-Sep-2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
lol irl omg.
it just might be that picture.
vanee 22nd-Sep-2009 02:27 am (UTC)
problematique 21st-Sep-2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
maybe he should have ripped off some good songs instead
definitelybro 22nd-Sep-2009 03:36 am (UTC)
The first time I heard Ke$ha sing I thought it was Uffie. I still get them confused.
stopthedisco 21st-Sep-2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
LOL bb use a better picture of GD~

akihito 22nd-Sep-2009 01:09 am (UTC)
LOL I'm with you there bb.
stoptakinmyones 22nd-Sep-2009 02:29 am (UTC)
he looks like an asian clay gayken in the post's picture
noahbb korean cover of 'right round'21st-Sep-2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
slave2haldir Re: korean cover of 'right round'22nd-Sep-2009 01:18 am (UTC)
... that's a really unfortunate lipstick choice.

And she looks like Korean Paris Hilton. D:
asian__girl 21st-Sep-2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised. South Korean popstars get busted all the time for their music plagiarism.
noahbb 21st-Sep-2009 11:23 pm (UTC)
ikr, like when hyori lee plagerized britney's do somethin

bubblingsyntax 21st-Sep-2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
what a cunt
ialysoni 21st-Sep-2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
More blatant than this G-Dragon stuff, to me. She wasn't even trying to hide it.
juanitatequila 21st-Sep-2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
tokyoblossom 21st-Sep-2009 11:47 pm (UTC)
lol i love how the britney stans come out all butthurt.
foolish 22nd-Sep-2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
That one was pretty obvious. But at least Hyori didn't take the credit for writing/composing the song like G-Dragon did.
comaeffigy 21st-Sep-2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
lol, apparently he also copied katherine mcphee.
foolish 21st-Sep-2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
lol, thank you for commenting with that.
noahbb 21st-Sep-2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
only vid i could find providing those two songs together lol
americandream17 21st-Sep-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
i think it's clear that the person ripped off these songs. whether it was intentional or not is beyond me though. i know song writers have trouble sometimes subconsciously writing melodies that are in their head...which may or may not belong to someone else :D
bnlmaroonvwbug 21st-Sep-2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
she's electric is one of my favorite oasis songs. :] the songs do sound similar all around though
jellybeans ~she's in a family full of eccentrics21st-Sep-2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
Same here!
tokyoblossom 21st-Sep-2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
shes got one in the oven
but it's nothin to do with me ~~~
i dont think they sound all that alike though.
joyciel 22nd-Sep-2009 05:05 am (UTC)

But...ah I think aside from that one part the rest sounds very different.
bubblingsyntax 21st-Sep-2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
this fuck is awful
robertsbox_xo 21st-Sep-2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
lol gaysians
noahbb gaysians? there's no such thing21st-Sep-2009 11:39 pm (UTC)

tokyoblossom Re: gaysians? there's no such thing21st-Sep-2009 11:43 pm (UTC)
omg that boy in 3rd .gif is from boys generation right? BITCH IS FIERCE <3
cynicalsnark Re: gaysians? there's no such thing22nd-Sep-2009 12:19 am (UTC)
Well to be fair Jo Kwon no longer has a sexuality. Like he's so GAY I can't even think he's gay anymore.
trailergirl Re: gaysians? there's no such thing22nd-Sep-2009 01:30 am (UTC)
The irony of those boys lip syncing to a song by an artist/group that contains the word pussy in its name....
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