- Will.i.am has apologised to South African DJ Lag for not crediting him on DJ Megan Ryte's new song
- DJ Megan Ryte has been slammed for "stealing" the beat of DJ Lag's song titled Ice Drop
- Will.i.am took the blame and shared that he's the one who got the credit information wrong
Black Eyed Peas member Will.i.am has apologised to DJ Lag after DJ Megan Ryte allegedly stole the beat of his song titled Ice Drop. Will.i.am took to social media on Thursday, 26 November and took the blame for the drama surrounding Megan's newly released song titled Culture.
The DJ from the US has been accused of stealing the South African Gqom producer's song. She has been slammed on social media for not crediting the Mzansi artist. Will admitted that he got the credit information wrong. In a video he posted on IGTV, he said:
"When I realised I made a mistake I tired to fix it but at that point it was too late. So to that I apologise to DJ Lag. DJ Lag you're an awesome producer. You have an amazing future ahead of you and I'm so sorry for getting the information wrong."
Will also apologised to Megan "from the bottom of my heart".
"She doesn't deserve the hate that you're throwing at her. The person that's at fault is myself."
Social media users have shared mixed reactions to Will's post. Check out some of their comments below:
"So you gave Megan DJ Lag's beat!!"
"Take the song down or run that man his money. The apology is dead without action."
"We all make mistakes! What's important is that we learn from them. And that's what is happening now!"
"This apology annoys me. And as sincere as it is, I hate that you didn’t apologise to DJ Lag first. You didn’t make him the priority of the apology statement. You guys better pay him his share, you’ve disrespected him enough."
"You're not sorry because it was wrong, you're sorry because you got caught. We see you."
"It’s 'Ice Drop' not 'Drop Ice', imagine not even getting the name of the song YOU LITERALLY PLAGIARISED & STOLE correct. Please hang it up and stick to giving us 'Boom Boom Pow'."
"Y’all better pay the man his dues."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported on Wednesday, 25 November that the US DJ and radio host was slammed for "stealing" the Grammy-nominated Mzansi DJ's song. Lag dropped his track titled Ice Drop in 2016.
DJ Megan Ryte took to social media recently to promote her new song titled Culture featuring ASAP Ferg and Will.i.am. Mzansi social media users and music lovers noticed that the beat of the track sounds exactly like DJ Lag's Ice Drop. They took to Twitter to slam DJ Megan Ryte for allegedly stealing Lag's song. Some tweeps shared that Megan even allegedly stole the video concept from Lag's music video.
He dropped the music video for the track in February 2017. Tweeps want Megan to pay and credit the Mzansi music producer for his hard work. DJ Lag's name trended on Twitter when Megan started promoting her newly released track.
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