Krishna Kaul aka ‘KR$NA’, has put up accusations against the Indian Premier League (IPL) regarding the anthem for the IPL 2020. After the launch of IPL 2020 anthem ‘Aayenge Hum Waapas’, KRSNA alleged that the anthem had been copied from his song ‘Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas’.
Hey guys, @IPL has plagiarised my song “Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas” and created “Aayenge Hum Wapas” as this years anthem without credit or consent. I request my fellow artists and friends on twitter to RT this tweet for awareness, they can not get away with this. @DisneyPlusHS https://t.co/GDNFeyhXR5
— KR$NA (@realkrsna) September 7, 2020
The new IPL anthem was released on September 6. Titled ‘Aayenge Hum Waapas’, the video of the song showed people from different parts of India getting ready to watch the IPL 2020 from their homes. However, soon after the release, KRSNA took to Twitter to claim that the IPL broadcasters have plagiarized his 2017 track titled ‘Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas’. He mentioned that they had used his song without giving him proper credits or consent. The rapper also appealed to all artists to raise awareness on the issue by speaking up on social media.
The composer of the IPL’s anthem Pranav Ajayrao Malpe has clarified that there is no truth behind the allegations. Shocked by the plagiarism claim, he spoke with ANI, “I was shocked. My composition is original and has not been inspired by any other artist’s work. It has been created by me and my team through our hard work and efforts. I would like to share with you a certificate from the Music Composers Association of India (MCAI) which is based on the findings of four well-known music composers who compared the two songs. The certificate clearly clarifies there is no similarity between the songs”.
KRSNA tweeted a reply to Pranav Ajayrao Malpe’s statement.
This is scary! I just got word that ‘Music Composer’s Association of India’ has suggested that plagiarisation of Hip Hop songs is permissible in their opinion because all hip hop songs sound the same. Shabaash! Tumhara khoon khoon, hamara khoon paani! #IPLanthemcopied
— KR$NA (@realkrsna) September 9, 2020
The 2020 edition of the IPL is all set to start from September 19. This story is still developing and we’ll keep you updated with how it unfolds, on DesiHipHop.