[Update: Loen response] IU's '23' suspected of sampling Britney Spears without permission

Article: [Exclusive] IU's new track suspected of sampling a Britney Spears song without permission

Source: Ilgan Sports via Naver

IU's 'Twenty-three' has parts of Britney Spears' 'Gimme More' heard during the lyrics where she says 'Keep on rocking'

1. [+10,000, -373] Just sounds totally similar...

2. [+329, -26] She needs to admit to this..

3. [+302, -24] I'm surprised someone was even able to hear it ㅋㅋ

4. [+290, -21] First 'Red Shoes' and now this, so many plagiarism controversies

5. [+258, -27] Utter failure ㅋ

6. [+133, -12] Seriously disgusts me how she acts like she's an artist ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+124, -8] Hopefully she clarifies this as fast as she responded to her dating rumors

8. [+117, -9] Britney's adlibs were all added in too.. she needs to clarify this

9. [+114, -12] Hul ㅋㅋㅋ Plagiarism-U

10. [+128, -8] Britney's Korean fans were upset about this while IU fans tried to bury this as hard as they could but it eventually made it to the media...

11. [+113, -7] 'Red Shoes' has a plagiarism controversy too, why isn't that in the media?

12. [+108, -6] IU's such a bubble, she has so many plagiarism suspicions;;

13. [+104, -7] Yup, she needs to admit to this

14. [+91, -8] If this is true, such a disappointment..

15. [+71, -3] She keeps trying to act above everyone like she's an artist but here she goes...


Source: Nate

1. [+369, -44] If this is confirmed to be plagiarized, IU's over. Loen has to block this as hard as they can. You can tell with what happened with Park Jin Young and Primary that it'll never be confirmed as plagiarism.

2. [+309, -32] They're totally similar though

3. [+259, -25] Anyone who's studied music would know ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+58, -6] It's unfair to cosplay as a musician when you're making money off of sampling

5. [+53, -8] This crazy b*tch is calling herself an artist after ripping off someone so famous? Ridiculous...


Source: Nate

1. [+287, -18] Britney's song was just cut up and pasted in.

2. [+273, -28] Copied and pasted and then IU goes around acting like an artist..;

3. [+221, -12] You really can't make excuses for this..

4. [+43, -2] I wonder just until when people will be so forgiving towards you, hmm?

5. [+31, -2] Are we going to hear an homage excuse again..



Source: TV Report via Naver

1. [+395, -76] ?? She promoted her album saying she composed and wrote everything on it but now that this controversy arises, she claims she didn't compose it? Then why didn't she say that from the start, that she just participated in the production of the album. An artist? As if she's an artist. She didn't know? The source wasn't clear? Then isn't it logic that you don't use something you don't know where it's from? Did they go ahead and use it thinking no one would find it? Did she not listen to the song and realize something was off about it? Was she so sure that the public wouldn't catch it? Isn't the excuse that you "didn't know" so overdone?

2. [+369, -90] As if she's an artist, tsk tsk

3. [+281, -38] She put out so many articles saying she wrote and composed the entire album... so why's she saying now that there's another composer?

4. [+328, -86] Yeah, just go back on hiatus...

5. [+227, -53] If this gets confirmed..........

6. [+165, -22] I really like how people who claim to be composers always say there's another composer once they get caught ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+154, -19] Before she claimed to have produced the entire album, now she claims there's another composer ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ IU's fans are so frustrating

8. [+117, -12] You said you produced the entire album ㅋㅋㅋ you went around acting like an artist and now look at this embarrassment you're facing