Lyta released his first single off Marlian records, “Hold Me Down” and got over three hundred thousand streams on YouTube. But, South Korean music fans (K-pop fans) took to social media to point out the similarities between the video and “Just Right” by South Korean boy-band GOT7.
It was furthermore stated that Lyta used the concept of another music video from South Korea, “Boys With Love”. A Twitter fan page of GOT7 @GOT7_JYP pointed out the similarity between both videos. They tweeted and tagged the boy band official Twitter account, with the tweet, ” Please take legal action on this. We do not accept plagiarism”.
The fan page also shared a video in which both music videos were played together.
K-pop is a popular music genre of South Korea origin and largely influenced by several music styles from around the world. K-pop artistes have a loyal fanbase and a strong social media presence.
Lyta, who signed a record deal with Olamide’s YBNL Nation in 2018 and left in May 2019, got signed on to Naira Marley’s Marlian Music on Monday.
Lyta’s ‘Hold Me Down (Omo Gidi)’ was produced by Quebeats while the video was shot and directed by an ‘unknown’ director, WG Films.
Lyta’s video has already amassed over 503,000 views and 21,256 comments as of press time.
The description on the video, which was uploaded on Naira Marley’s official YouTube channel reads, “This video was inspired by Kpop Korean boy band GOT7 and BTS”.