Lyta accused of music video plagiarism, gets 140k dislikes

Naira Marley’s new signee Lyta has been accused of music video plagiarism by South Korean K-pop fans.

Shortly after Lyta released his first single “Hold Me Down” under Marlian music, K pop fans dragged the singer over plagiarism. They pointed out similarities between his video and “Just Right” by South Korean K-pop boy band GOT7.

It was also stated that the singer also took the concept of another music video titled “Boys With Love” from South Korea’s “BTS”.

A Twitter fan page of GOT7 @GOT7_JYP noted the similarity between both videos.

“Please take legal action on this. We do not accept plagiarism”, they tweeted and tagged the boy band official Twitter account.

Lyta’s “Hold Me Down” music video was released yesterday via Naira Marley’s YouTube account.

In the description of the video which has now garnered over 500k views, 10k likes and 140k disliks. Naira Marley, however, noted in the description that the video was inspired by the foreign acts, he wrote,

“This video was inspired by Kpop Korean boy band GOT7 and BTS.”

Watch video below:

Meanwhile, GOT7’s music video for “Right Here” was released on July 12, 2015. The video has been viewed over 335 million times.

Reacting to the accusation, Naira Marley on his Twitter page said:

“Lyta they’re dragging ur hair in Asia right now😂😂😂😂 Lyta’s not the video director mf. #ApologiseLyta 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂”

Lyta, whose birth name is Lawal Opeyemi Raimi, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He signed a record deal with YBNL Nation in 2018 but left the label in May 2019. He recently signed a record deal with Naira Marley’s Malian Records.

GOT7 is a South Korean boy band formed by JYP Entertainment, a South Korean multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate. The group is composed of seven members: JB, Mark, Jackson, Jinyoung, Youngjae, BamBam, and Yugyeom.

Got7 debuted in January 2014 with the release of their first EP Got It? The music project peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard’s World Albums Chart.


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