Michael Mind Project releases statement on plagiarism accusation for SHINee’s “Ready or Not”
Earlier this week, we broke the news that Shawols had discovered a track by American artist Sean Kingston and Michael Mind Project titled, “Ready Or Not”. The track was eerily similar to SHINee’s track, “Ready Or Not”.
Because the credits to Sean Kingston’s songs stated that the song was written by Sean Kingston with the production by the German House Music Duo, Michael Mind Project, fans began to accuse the group of plagiarizing SHINee. Many fans asked other Shawols to stay calm and wait until SM Entertainment released a statement about the issue.
We also reported that the track was actually a remake of the song, “Girls”, so there was a possibility that the Michael Mind Project received permission from the original. The artist for the track, “Girls”, was unknown.
Now, Michael Mind has released a statement saying, “Dear bloggers. We followed your controversy discussion with great interest and decided to give you some more information about the background of the track: the original (called “girls”) has been written early 2010 in finland. We loved the track from scratch and offered to produce it. SHINee’s label did the same and has been able to cut it first. We agreed with the writers to do an adaption of the original with Sean Kingstons voice. Hence, we haven’t stole anything. Rave safely, the michael Mind Project”
Now that it’s been revealed that both tracks were produced from the original, “Girls”, which version do you like more? SHINee’s or Michael Mind + Sean Kingston’s?