U.S. rapper defends ‘Oasis’Rapper Crush’s latest song, “Oasis,” initially overshadowed by plagiarism accusations, is now free from controversy.
The song originally drew criticism for its similarities to “Awkward,” a track by American hip-hop artist Eric Bellinger.
However, the accusation was completely dispelled on Saturday by the American rapper himself, after he posted the following comment on his Twitter account: “I’ve been seeing all the ‘Awkward/Oasis’ tweets... The songs sounded similar, but I don’t think it was plagiarism. Keep killin it”
Crush’s label, Amoeba Culture, has since expressed their gratitude for Bellinger’s comment and his response to the issue.
The 23-year-old rapper made his first foray into music in December 2012, with the digital single “Red Dress.” His popularity then skyrocketed after he unveiled his latest single, “Oasis,” on July 9, which dominated several music charts and outranked other summer hits by the likes of Sistar and Girls’ Generation.
BY JIN MIN-JI