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‘La Song’ remix gets banned

Broadcaster KBS announced yesterday that trot singer Tae Jin-ah’s remix of Rain’s “La Song” cannot be aired due the lyrics. No, not that they’re dirty, but because they mention international brands Maserati and Ferrari.

The lyrics themselves are pretty innocuous: “I don’t need keys for Maserati, Ferrari/ because I am so rich already.”

But under Korea’s broadcasting regulations, no brands are allowed to be mentioned in pop song lyrics.

Rain changed the words slightly - to “Macellara, Fellara” - on his single to make it onto the air. But Tae apparently was unaware of the issue and recorded the original words.

The Rain and Tae mashup went viral online in January, leading the two singers to perform the track on KBS’s “Music Bank.”

KBS also banned some other songs, including Ga-in’s new song “Fxxk U,” for using offensive and indecent words. Yeri Band from “Superstar K4” and the rapper Swings were also banned from the station because of their “provocative expressions.”

By Kim Hee-eun, contributing writer
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