Japanese act Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe have been accused of copying K-pop megastars BTS. Photo: Twitter Japanese act Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe have been accused of copying K-pop megastars BTS. Photo: Twitter
Japanese act Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe have been accused of copying K-pop megastars BTS. Photo: Twitter

Why BTS and other K-pop bands turn a blind eye to ‘copycat’ acts from Japan, China and elsewhere

K-pop imitated and blended music from the West and Japan to develop its own distinguishing features; now bands from elsewhere are taking Korean music as their reference

Topic |   K-pop idols
Japanese act Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe have been accused of copying K-pop megastars BTS. Photo: Twitter Japanese act Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe have been accused of copying K-pop megastars BTS. Photo: Twitter
Japanese act Ballistik Boyz from Exile Tribe have been accused of copying K-pop megastars BTS. Photo: Twitter
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