Recently, composer and artist NIve appeared on KBS’s Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook and talked about the process of working on BTS‘s “Blue & Grey.”
During the interview, host Yoo introduced the song as if NIve was the original composer and singer of the song.
ARMYs felt that these remarks during the broadcast were an infringement of the creator’s intellectual property rights.
They requested that the staff, Yoo Heeyeol, and NIve to give an official apology to the viewers on this situation.
Not long after, NIve posted an apology through his Instagram to clear up the confusion.
Most recently, the show released an apology as well.
There have been many questions and request due to the January 8, 2021 broadcast. Although we put all the song credits for BTS’s “Blue & Grey” in the subtitles, Yoo used the word ‘original composer’ when introducing the song, creating confusion and misunderstanding that the song was written by one person. We apologize to BTS, NIve, and to the fans for causing concern. The interview video clip has been deleted and going forward, we will work harder to be a show that pays more attention to the musician’s point of view.
— Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook
BTS’s “Blue & Grey” was created with the collaborated efforts of NIve, V, Suga, RM, J-Hope, Levi, Metaphor, and Hiss Noise.