T-ara‘s Hyomin, who has recently debuted as a solo artist with song titled “Nice Body,” has been in a middle of controversy as the lyrics for her song titled “Overcome” were said to be a plagiarism of Block B Zico‘s lyrics. Hyomin herself used her Twitter account to explain that she did not plagiarised anything.
She claimed, “In the beginning of the writing process, I got help from various people, including Taewoon (Zico’s brother). The part of the song in question was actually the part that Zico helped me with.”
“He was taking care in terms of revealing the part that he had helped me with, and I apologize for disappointing you by not telling you sooner. In creating this album, a lot of people helped me with so many things, and I am truly thankful.”
Listeners raised questions about the originality of the lyrics for “Overcome” after noticing that they are similar to those from Block B’s “Movie’s Over,” Zico’s “God Answered,” “Dead Leaves,” and “Brilliant.”
Zico also commented, “It’s true that she [Hyomin] said that she wanted to make an homage to a couple of my lines from my mixtape, and she asked for my permission beforehand. To the fans who love my music, I apologize for not notifying you earlier.”
Edited by: Angelspatience