Rapper Raftaar accused of copying Korean band BTS’ song; acknowledges resemblance after backlash
Raftaar said while the power to give the credits is not in his hand, if he did have it, he would have definitely given the credits saying ‘inspired by Do You’.
Indian rapper Raftaar has been accused of copying Korean band BTS’ lead singer Rap Monster’s song Do You in his video Mantoiyat for the upcoming film Manto. Fans from all over tweeted to Raftaar about their issue and instantly, he replied saying he does acknowledge the similarity in the videos and he apologises for it.
According to Raftaar’s Twitter timeline, the rapper said he understands why all BTS fans are upset and they have the right to be, however, he does not have any control and is hired to only do his part of the job. He went on to add that he really does feel bad but fans should not target his music or the message it holds. Raftaar said while the power to give the credits is not in his hand, if he did, he would have definitely given the credits saying ‘inspired by Do You’. However, he said as an artist he loves the fact that all BTS fans are standing up for them but he has authority just for the lyrics and music.
Interestingly, a lot of fans came in support of the acknowledgement and said they do respect Raftaar’s song and the meaning in it and are not personally targeting him and said they just want whoever is responsible to give due credit to the lead singer of the Korean band.
The power to give credits is not in my hand. If it was, I would have written “video sets inspired by DO YOU”.— RaftaaR (@raftaarmusic) September 14, 2018
As an artist I love the way you all are standing up for yours. I only have authority over my part of the content and thats the music and lyrics. I feel sorry for that.