- Mzansi social media users were not impressed with Will.i.am's apology to DJ Lag for the alleged plagiarism of his song Ice Drop
- South Africans felt that the apology was directed more at DJ Megan Ryte and not DJ Lag
- Gqom DJ Lag himself is also not acknowledging the apology from the artists
The Twitter streets were buzzing yet again in Mzansi after DJ Megan Ryte allegedly stole Gqom DJ Lag's beat from the jam Ice Drop. Will.i.am features on DJ Megan Ryte's song along with rapper A$ap Ferg.
Will.i.am took to social media yesterday, 26 November 2020 to apologise to DJ Lag for the incident:
"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.i.am said that he was to blame for the whole plagiarism situation and not Megan:
“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,” he said.
Mzansi social media users on the other hand were just not having the apology with quite a number of them saying that the apology was directed at Megan and not DJ Lag:
@llddppp said: "I don't even know who DJ Lag is but after this week I know I will fight to the death for them."
@LuluZa12 said: "If you listen to that apology video correctly, he had the AUDACITY to get the title of DJ Lag's song wrong in that video he posted on Instagram. That apology was more to Megan not DJ Lag and you think he would acknowledge that apology?"
@aphiewfelicityy said: "He didn’t give Dj Lag the due respect hey. He clearly doesn’t knows us."
@ZintelM said: "He apologised to Megan not to DJ Lag, also DJ Lag should get his coins. Not only did they rip off his song but they also copied the aesthetics of the music video for Ice Drop."
The music video for the song has since been removed from YouTube.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that DJ Lag photoshopped himself into Megan Ryte's pic. DJ Lag has hilariously photoshopped himself into Megan Ryte's pic. In the snap, the US DJ is with ASAP Ferg and Will.i.am. The pic was taken on the day the US superstars recorded the recently-released track titled Culture, according to Megan.
Megan, who is accused of stealing the Gqom producer's track titled Ice Drop, posted the snap on Instagram recently. DJ Lag took to Instagram and shared the photoshopped snap after Megan didn't credit him for using his beat on her new song.
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