The Indian music industry is no stranger to plagiarising or in a more diplomatic sense ‘taking inspiration’ from various foreign places.

From outright copying lyrics, scenes from music videos to picking up the exact melody of a song, the Indian music industry has done it all.

Tony Kakkar is now being accused of something along the same lines and it might not be entirely without any cause.

Tony Kakkar recently released his song called ‘Booty Shake’ (the name in and of itself should indicate the caliber of the artist).

The song was anyway panned by many for being a typical nonsense song that oversexualises girls in school uniforms and illogical lyrics.

But some K-pop fans, specifically those of the girl group Blackpink picked up some instances of copying from Kakkar’s music video for the song.

Did Tony Kakkar Plagiarise Blackpink?

The music video to Booty Shake is being alleged to be extremely similar to K-pop girl group Blackpink’s music video called ‘Ice Cream’.

The song that featured Blackpink was released last year in August and was a collaboration with American artist Selena Gomez.

Some scenes from the music video to Booty Shake were called out by fans of the Korean girl group as being uncannily similar to Blackpink’s music video.

The setting of the tennis court and the outfits of the back-up dancers were also said to be quite similar to Blackpink’s video.


While the K-pop fans were calling out Kakkar, there were some who were defending the Indian artist and saying it could simply be inspired and not outright copied.

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This Is Not The First Time

Of course, one could have given Kakkar the benefit of the doubt had this been his first time.

However, Kakkar has been previously called out for almost entirely copying for the music video of his song called Shona Shona.

Kakkar’s video by Neha Kakkar and Tony Kakkar had featured Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla and was said to be identical to two music videos from K-pop groups Iz*one and B1A4.

Fans found out how scenes seemed to be an exact copy-paste from the music videos of B1A4’s ‘Like A Movie’ and IZ*ONE’s Japanese single ‘Beware’.



The whole situation has now even reached the management company of B1A4, WM Entertainment and they have even released a statement on how they are looking into the allegations.

As per a statement put out by the agency they said, “We are aware of the plagiarism issue regarding the Indian artist. We are carefully reviewing possible responses.”

It seems though that the backlash did affect Kakkar and his team because silently and quietly they have added in credits for set design “inspiration” for the music videos B1A4’s ‘Like A Movie’ and IZ*ONE’s ‘Beware’ in the description of Shona Shona‘s YouTube video.

Many fans are not taking this in a positive way since this so-called inspiration is more like a student copy-pasting another student’s homework and only changing one or two words here and there.

When entire frames are copied as it is along with the storyline of the music video, effects, visuals, etc, it is difficult to believe that it is simply ‘inspired’.

Actually, several other Indian artists have been accused of heavy inspiration and outright plagiarism from K-pop songs. Not long ago the song “Hum Tum” by Sukriti and Prakriti Kakar was called out by BTS fans ARMYs who said that the melody of the song was extremely similar to the Korean group’s song Airplane pt. 2.

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Sources: AllKpop, Soompi, Twitter

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  1. Yes,this is true Tony Kakkar is just totally a *copy cat*
    He thinks that indian audience is fool and wouldn’t understand and believe that his work is *copy*.
    And the most important thing his songs are just


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