Fans are furious that YG Entertainment has yet to fulfill their promise to credit former IKON member B.I. for composing and writing the song “Worthless,” performed by Eun Ji Won.
Eun Ji Won released his album “G1” on June 27. IKONICs were quick to point out that track No. 4, otherwise known as “Worthless,” sounded the same as the track that B.I. had previewed in V-Live. However, his name was not credited on the track list.
In response to this, YG Entertainment explained:
B.I’s name was not included on the track list due to his personal request, but he will be registered to the Korean Music Copyright Association as a writer of ‘Worthless.’
– YG Entertainment
However, it has already been two months since YG made his promise and no action had been taken since then. Fans have decided to call YG’s attention to the matter by trending “YGisWorthless” on Twitter.
YGE removed Hanbin from a song he wrote giving the credit entirely to another artist and got caught lying on their official credits and tried to fix it by saying they’d credit Hanbin officially on KOMCA.
— JUNHOE SAYS HANBIN LIVES MATTER ✨ #iKON #ANTIYG (@sseurekii) August 22, 2019
Fact: Hanbin has 47 composition credits and 53 lyricist credits on Korean music copyright site Komca.
Fact: Hanbin should have 48 composition credits and 54 lyricist credits in Komca.
Fact: None of those credits are from a solo album#TheSongsofBI #YGisWorthless
— United for Hanbin (@BinicsU) August 22, 2019
They emphasize how much effort B.I puts into each track, treating them like his own children.
He said he has 400-500 unreleased song, he treats them like his own children, he credits everyone who participates in creating, he is proud of his work,and not giving him proper credit means u disrespect him as an artist and waste his time and energy #YGisWorthless #TheSongsOfBI pic.twitter.com/BDeTbXcWEv
— hambean 😌🤘 | 동혁이와 함께하는 러브러브 데이트 (@shavehairhanbin) August 22, 2019
IKONICs vowed to stand by his side all the way.
“Now, I’m abandoned, forgotten
like worthless trash”
— ☻ (@binkonic) August 22, 2019
In the end, all they are demanding is for YG to keep his promise.
Could we end all of this bullshit. I'm TIRED. CREDIT HANBIN AND APPRECIATE HIS WORK @ygent_official
— Hanbin'sWorthTheWait ❤ (@dkna_iKON7) August 22, 2019
What do you think of YG’s delay in crediting B.I?