Big Hit responded to plagiarism allegations targeting BTS‘s Jungkook.
On August 22, Big Hit Music responded to the allegations in a statement to media outlet Star News.
We would like to reveal that allegations claiming Jungkook’s Seven was plagiarized are false. Seven was made through a collaboration of five international producers and has no relation to the song that is part of a domestic album from 24 years ago.
— Big Hit
The label then finished its statement by stating that “The allegations are one-sided, and the song does not meet any criteria that are used for judging plagiarism.”
Previously, Yang Joon Young, a first-generation K-Pop producer, claimed that Jungkook’s “Seven” had plagiarized Fin.K.L.’s “Time of Mask,” which he produced. Netizens have since reacted to the allegations, which you can read below.