Award-winning producer and musician will.I.am has publicly apologised for his function on this weeks drama surrounding South Africa’s DJ Lag and Megan Ryte over the song, “Culture“.
Following the backlash on social media, will.i.am took to social media to apologise.
In an Instagram video he posted, he said that Megan was not to blame.
“I’m here to clear up the situation between the song ‘Culture’ and ‘Ice Drop’ by DJ Lag. First I want to take the time to apologise to Megan Ryte from the bottom of my heart. Megan, I am truly sorry for putting you in this situation”, he mentioned.
The musician went on to say that he wanted everybody to know that Megan doesn’t deserve the hate being thrown at her.
“Megan didn’t do anything wrong. The person who is at fault is myself. When the song was turned in I turned in the credit information to Megan and I obviously got the credit information wrong”, he mentioned.
The “Heartbreaker” hitmaker mentioned that when he realised he acquired the data flawed and needed to repair it, it was too late.
“I apologise to DJ Lag. You are an awesome producer, you have an amazing future ahead of you and I’m so sorry for getting the information wrong”, he ended the video by saying.
However, South Africans aren’t completely happy his apology, with some calling him a liar and claiming that the apology was directed tone deaf and never directed on the proper particular person.
How you apologize to HER and never the creator of the beat!?🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 please 2020 finish now https://t.co/UdmakIMklN
— Dixon Cider (@Nelly4Sho) November 26, 2020
Did you have got permission to use the song. Yes or no you autotuned dingbat https://t.co/BtaXfzwweq
— Tutu Zondo (@tutuzondo) November 26, 2020
i do know a liar when i see one. you particularly have been accused of ripping off songs for YEARS. now you’re going to study.
— Lelo (@lelowhatsgood) November 26, 2020
We want this apology in $$ to DJ Lag. https://t.co/JXP2IWXiKn
— Sisa (@Titanbaddie) November 26, 2020
This is a nonsensical ‘rationalization’. You begin this message apologising to Megan? You ought to apologise to DJ Lag. No one is ‘throwing hate’ at Megan. She’s being requested to account for this colossal mess up. Also, what does shouting out DJ Lag do for his checking account. https://t.co/5QAj0zXvis
— Janine J 💕 (@janine_j) November 26, 2020
— 🐻☔ (@__iGuy) November 26, 2020
— Miss Lee ⚽👠 (@TheeMissLee) November 26, 2020
This apology is condescending and tone deaf. You didn’t take any form of accountability as an alternative you spun it out to be a frivolous credit score concern while you guys blatantly plagiarised another person’s song. https://t.co/pCfVOl2mvz
— StarGyal 💫 (@beauteabyzee) November 26, 2020
On Wednesday, the Hot97 DJ was known as out for stealing DJ Lag’s beat from his song “Ice Drop” on her new song “Culture” that includes will.I.am and A$AP Ferg this week.
Megan dropped the song final week Friday and this week South African Black Twitter seen that “Culture” sounded acquainted.
In the video for the song, Megan is seen mixing the song with the Black Eyed Peas member and the “Plain Jane” rapper in black and white on a number of buildings and automobiles performing the song.