SM Entertainment rookie girl group aespa’s debut single MV ‘Black Mamba’ has been surrounded by plagiarism accusations, as many netizens have pointed out the similarities it bears with the artwork of Timo Helgert (Vacades), and even with virtual girl group K/DA’s ‘POP/STARS’.
Below are screen shots of aespa’s ‘Black Mamba’ MV.
And below is a snippet from K/DA’s ‘POP/STARS’.
And below is a snippet from aespa’s ‘Black Mamba’.
Timo Helgert recently addressed the issue stating that he and SM Entertainment have come to an understanding, respecting each others’ creative processes.
Below is Timo Helgert’s recent Instagram update.
“Hello K-Pop fans, I wanted to make this story to clarify the recent discussion on many websites. The MV director of aespa’s video and I have been in contact and we both understand each other’s creative process. I support the girls and I wish them the best with their debut!”
For fans wondering if K/DA’s side has said anything about the issue, at the moment, no official statement has been made.
Stay tuned for updates.
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