American singer Derrick Bullock will take down a controversial track from all music platforms over a plagiarism dispute with K-pop star Taeyang, YG Entertainment said Saturday.
"Derrick Bullock's unauthorized use of 'Eyes, Nose, Lips' was recently brought to our attention. We delivered our strong objection to Bullock and his music distributors regarding the case. Bullock's song has since been taken down from YouTube and iTunes," YG Entertainment said.
Bullock was recently accused of plagiarizing the South Korean singer's award-winning song "Eyes, Nose, Lips." Bullock's "Change Me" track came in August last year, about two months after Taeyang's release of "Eyes, Nose, Lips."
When the song got embroiled in disputes, Bullock initially denied any wrongdoing, claiming that he had written the piano accompaniment in question four years prior to Taeyang's release. But he later changed his position as pressure mounted: "Lyrics written by American singer Derrick Bullock. Music used in song belongs to Taeyang, a Korean singer and actor."
Bullock's agency reportedly said there was "accidental neglect" in terms of copyright permission, and the US artist was "sorry" for the plagiarism dispute.