I don’t believe that I disparaged Kpop at all. In no way have I ever said Kpop was less worthy than Vpop. Kpop is considered the gold standard for Asian pop music. I, myself, am a Kpop fan. You don’t ever see me praising K-pop because there’s no point in doing that. Thousands of people are already doing that. Kpop doesn’t need any more help. Vpop needs all the help that it can get. Instead, I write about and promote Vpop because no one else is willing to.
I don’t believe that I have exaggerated anything I said about Kpop. I only poked fun at some of Kpop’s dirty secrets to show the hypocrisy of some people. Did G-Dragon not get accused of plagiarism? Did he not smoke weed in a club that he said he thought was a cigarette? Has SM Entertainment not bought and used English songs in the past?
Has MTP ever taken beats from other songs? Of course he has! A lot of new artists do this when they are first starting out. For example, it’s common practice in the hip-hop scene for new rappers to put out mixtapes and demo tracks using beats taken from other artists. MTP comes from a rap/hip-hop underground music background. Yes, a lot of his early works as an “amateur” teenage artist consists of him making songs out of his bedroom using beats that weren’t his own. Now that he is a “professional” singer, MTP definitely shouldn’t be using other people’s beats to profit. If he is doing this, then yes that is morally wrong. However, I believe people judge MTP unfairly at times.
I believe all artists should be allowed to draw inspiration from other people’s work. In my opinion, nothing is truly original anymore. Everything is essentially a remix now. Every artist is influence in some way or form by artists that have come before them. Does Kpop not draw inspiration from American pop music? The only way you can say something is plagiarized is if it’s a clear-cut, non-debatable carbon copy.
From your list of examples, the only one that I am willing to say MTP might have plagiarized is Nắng Ấm Xa Dần. It’s clearly the same beat in both songs. Cơn Mưa Ngang Qua 3 and Em Đã Đến Lúc Thức Tỉnh are both underground songs that were made for fun and clearly weren’t meant to be packaged for resell. So, they don’t mean anything and aren’t worth talking about. I would say Cơn Mưa Ngang Qua was influenced by Namolla Family, but I can’t say that they are the same song. I have always been a fan of Namolla Family by the way. Em Của Ngày Hôm Qua plagiarized? That’s crazy talk. Just because two song share similar melodies, rhythm, or chords, that doesn’t mean they are the same. If that was the case, then a whole bunch of English pop songs are nothing but plagiarized pieces of work.
Where did you read that MTP claimed to have written and created all the beats to all these songs, and later it was “proven” to be copied? Where is this proof that everyone keeps talking about? Did MTP have to pay a fine? Just because it’s popular belief that MTP copied all his songs, that doesn’t make it true. Maybe MTP did copied some of his songs, but I will still give him the benefit of the doubt. It’s the hypocrisy that bothers me. All I’m saying is let him who is without sin cast the first stone.