ell-respected American award-winning producer and Black Eyed Peas member, Will.i.am, has publicly apologized for plagiarising South Africa’s very own DJ Lag’s 2017 hit Ice Drop in Megan Ryte’s new song, Culture.
“What about the Coins and the credit on the song? How about a young Black Eyed Peas record produced by Dj Lag? What happens now king,” Cassper Nyovest.
“I’m here to clear up the situation between the song Culture and Ice Drop (he said Drop Ice) by DJ Lag. First I want to take the time to apologize to Megan Ryte from the bottom of my heart. Megan, I am truly sorry for putting you in this situation. And I want everyone to know that Megan does not deserve the hate thrown at her.
“Because Megan didn’t do anything wrong. The person who is at fault is myself. When the song was turned in I turned in the credit information to Megan and I obviously got the credit information wrong”, stated Will.i.am.
“When I realized I made a mistake I tried to fix it and at that point in time, it was already too late. To that, I apologize to DJ Lag. You are an awesome producer, you have an amazing future ahead of you and I’m so sorry for getting the information wrong”, said Will.i.am.
“The apology is not directed at me so I don’t have a comment on that,” said DJ Lag.
Will.i.am did not say what was the way forward after his 1-minute apology to DJ Lag. He even called DJ Lag’s song “Drop Ice” instead of “Ice Drop”.
South African celebrities weighed in on Will.i.am’s comment section.
“ARE YOU SERIOUS????? You have said, nothing man!” said DJ PH.
“uMegan is fine. Reach out to @realdjlag and deal with him,” said Riky Rick.
“It’s not the first time Will.i.am. You always “accidentally steal” intellectual property and fix it with a 2-minute noodle social media apology. We could list the songs you’ve bitten but, you know what’s up. This is probably why you’re the least favorite BLACK EYED PEA. Asikusabi (we are not scared of you”, wrote Zanda Zakuza.
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