T-ara member Hyomin, who recently made her solo debut with “Nice Body,” has spoken up about the controversy regarding her alleged plagiarism of Block B Zico’s lyrics, which was brought up in various online communities. Fans noticed that Hyomin’s self-written song had lyrics similar to Zico’s rap, raising questions of plagiarism.
On July 1, Hyomin posted on her 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 part in question is a section of Hyomin’s song “Overcome,” which includes lyrics similar to those from Block B’s “Movie’s Over,” Zico’s “God Answered,” “Dead Leaves,” and “Brilliant.”
Zico said, “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.”
[netizens comments]Article: Hyomin opens up about her plagiarism controversy, "I contacted Zico and got his help"
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1. [+640, -8] She talked about the song as if it was her first ever lyrics written and left out the part about Zico entirely but now that people are calling her out, she thinks she can get away with saying "I got help from Zico ^0^"... She knows all the ways to get people to hate her.
2. [+566, -7] Hyomin never talked about Zico in her interview ㅋ Only until she got caught did she finally admit it.
3. [+327, -7] She completely ripped off Zico's lyrics only to turn around and say she got help but what's confidently written on the credits is "lyricist Hyomin, composer Hyomin" this sex machine is even lying to our faces now!!!!!! tsk tsk
4. [+19, -0] The lyrics were not simply written with "help" from Zico... You completely copied his lyrics. How is that him helping you? Did you do it on purpose? To get in the headlines? ;;;
5. [+17, -0] Then don't say the song is a self-composition. Add Zico to the lyric writing credits. You copied and pasted his lyrics and call it your own work? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
6. [+16, -0] First of all, it's not plagiarism because Zico agreed to his lyrics being used... but it's quite obvious that Hyomin's attempt at creating a singer-songwriter image for herself backfired. And copyright law states that Zico needs to be credited since his lyrics are in the song. Since she also mentions many hpeople helping her, I doubt Zico's the only one who participated in this. Can you really call a song worked on by the hands of many as your own creation?
7. [+15, -0] This is straight up plagiarism ㅋㅋㅋ She said so in her interview that she never received influence from anyone but only until the plagiarism controversy erupted did she finally admit to it ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Just screw off already, will you?
8. [+11, -0] Move the copyright to Zico, he did not help you at all, you straight up copied his work
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