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Hyomin Speaks Up About the Plagiarism Issue of Block B's Zico!

Finally, after a lot of speculations circulating, Hyomin gets to speak up about the plagiarism issue of her new single, "Nice Body."

Jul 1, 2014 01:44 PM BST
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Hyomin, who recently debuted as a solo artist for “Nice Body,” has made her statement about the controversy regarding the plagiarism of Block B Zico’s lyrics, which was a hot topic up in various online communities. Fans have noticed that Hyomin’s self-written song had lyrics quite similar to Zico’s rap, making raise the issue of plagiarism.

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On July 1, Hyomin then answered the controversy on Twitter, “In the beginning of the writing process, I got help from various people, including Taewoon (Zico’s brother). The part of the song in question was actually the part that Zico helped me with.”

“He was taking care in terms of revealing the part that he had helped me with, and I apologize for disappointing you by not telling you sooner. In creating this album, a lot of people helped me with so many things, and I am truly thankful.”

The one in question is a section of Hyomin’s song “Overcome,” which includes lyrics mostly similar to those from Block B’s “Movie’s Over,” Zico’s “God Answered,” “Dead Leaves,” and “Brilliant.”

Zico stated, “It’s true that she [Hyomin] said that she wanted to make an homage to a couple of my lines from my mixtape, and she asked for my permission beforehand. To the fans who love my music, I apologize for not notifying you earlier.”

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