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Will I Am apologizes for stealing SA Dj’s beats

By Tatenda Marwodzi

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American artist and star of Black Eyed Peas, Will I Am, has publicly apologised for stealing a track from South African artist Dj Lag.

The incident occurred after fans noticed that a so-called Dj Megan Ryte, uploaded a new song ‘Culture’ featuring Will I Am, which sounded exactly the same as Dj Lag’s ‘Ice Drop’. Fans immediately called on the duo to give credit where its due or to take down the song. 

“I’m here to clear up the situation between the song Culture and Drop Ice by Dj Lag. When the song was turned in I turned in the credit information to Megan and I obviously got the credit information wrong,” Will I Am said, apologising for not crediting Dj Lag. 

“My apologies to Megan Ryte for the situation with DJ Lag. I made the mistake not Megan,” he added.

Dj Lag, however, refused to accept the apology saying that it was a publicity stunt aimed at clearing Megan’s name but not fixing the problem at hand. “The apology is not directed at me so I don’t have an opinion on that,” he said.

Other notable celebrities and fans came in full support of Lag’s refusal to accept the apology.

“This is a nonsensical ‘explanation’. You start this message apologising to Megan? You should apologise to DJ Lag. No one is ‘throwing hate’ at Megan. She’s being asked to account for this colossal mess up. Also, what does shouting out DJ Lag do for his bank account,” Janine J confronted.

Rapper Cassper Nyovest also jumped in on the saga and appealed to Will I Am to pay Dj Lag for the track. “What about the coins and the credit on the song?” he asked.

Megan and Will I Am have since removed Culture from all digital platforms.

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