FIFTY FIFTY’s company, ATTRAKT, denies plagiarism allegations
ATTRATK stated that they did not plagiarize the Turkish singer Evrencan Gündüz.
On May 4th, ATTRAKT, FIFTY FIFTY’s agency, addressed the ongoing plagiarism allegations with CBS No Cut News: “Regarding the recent plagiarism allegations of FIFTY FIFTY’s single ‘Cupid’ in the media, we checked with the original author (Adam Von Mentzer, Mac Felländer-Tsai, Louise Udin) and received a reply that said, ‘I did not know about the Turkish song, and although there are similarities due to the nature of pop music, I don’t think it is plagiarism’”.
ATTRAKT also said: “We appreciate the media’s interest in FIFTY FITFY,” adding, “We ask for your understanding that the response has been delayed due to time difference. Please refrain from any more rumors and speculations”.
When asked if the company had contacted the Turkish singer Evrencan Gündüz, they said they had not.
The title track “Cupid” from FIFTY FITFY’s first single, “The Beginning: Cupid” released in February this year has garnered major success overseas. It entered at 18th place on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart Top 100 and is the highest ranking achieved by a female K-pop act.
However, on April 27th, Turkish singer Evrencan Gündüz raised a concern that FIFTY FIFTY’s
“Cupid” is similar to his song “Sen Aşkımızdan”, which was released four years ago. The comparison video went viral on various social media platforms.