On November 3rd, a famous Korean media site, Daily Sports reported that IU sampled Britney Spears’s song without permission from the artist.
The song under question is ‘Twenty Three’ and it is currently accused of sampling ‘Gimme more’ using sounds such as ‘Ah Oh’ from the famous pop artists song from 2007.
The accusation was started by Britney Spears’s fans. A fan of Britney Spears uploaded on an online community saying, “I am positive that the voice singing ‘keep on rocking’ in IU’s song is Britney Spears. Britney’s fans are not complaining only about the ‘Ah Oh’ or the moaning sounds within the song. Those could be just sample CDs readily available for producers and most fans understand that. The real problem is the ‘keep on rocking’ anyone can tell that this is Britney’s voice. Britney has never released sample CDs and this makes me very suspicious.”
IU’s ’23’ is an album bonus track and is not available for download but if it is confirmed that she used these samples without and credits or permission for official sampling it may negatively impact IU’s career and image, especially since IU is listed as lyricist and co-producer.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+ 9574, – 358] It’s….identical…
[+ 9173, – 308] She has so many plagiarism controversies including pink shoes…
[+ 7897, – 293] She really needs to own up to this
[+ 7425, – 303] How the heck did they even find this
Source: Daily Sports