Ravi’s new song “Red Velvet” was embroiled in a controversy over sexually harassing Red Velvet members. As the controversy grew out of control, the singer personally decided to apologize to Red Velvet members.
On June 3rd, Ravi dropped his 4th mini-album, ROSES. The album included seven tracks, which the singer took part in the entire songwriting process. However, the non-title track “Red Velvet” sparked a heated debate.
The song contains Red Velvet’s members’ names and various words that resemble Red Velvet’s “Dumb Dumb” and “Russian Bullet.” Such citations are quite common in hip-hop lyrics. However, the problem lies in the fact that Red Velvet members are associated with sexual metaphors.
The listeners, who claimed sexual harassment, quoted the following lyrics: “DRIP! It’s dangerous. Please press down my hat even more,” “You and I can’t be left alone in enclosed are,” “I feel like swimming (sounds like Joy’s real name) in chocolate,” and “R.E.D.V.E.L.V.E.T SO SWEAT BABE.”
As the controversy continued, Ravi issued an apology through his label GROOVL1N.
“First of all, I sincerely apologize to Red Velvet members, who were in the lyrics, and the agency. I would also like to apologize to all my fans,” he wrote. “I thought hard about in what order I should take responsibility. So today (June 4th), I talked to Red Velvet’s members and the officials through the agency to personally apologize. Of course, I feel responsible and apologetic for creating such a situation in the first place.”
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