2PM has returned to the K-pop scene after five years. But Mamamoo fans are furious over one of the non-title tracks from the group’s new smash.
After all the members (except Nichkhun) completed their military duty, 2PM made their long-awaited comeback as a whole group. On Monday, they dropped their 7th full album MUST and started promoting the title track “Make it.” All members actively took part in the making of this new album. Especially, Jun.K, Wooyoung, and Taecyeon worked on 7 of the 10 songs, impressing the fans.
Among them, the 9th track, “Hold You (Korean title is “I won’t let go”),” composed and written by Jun.K, is a song that expresses members’ gratitude to the fans. Through heartfelt lyrics, the members promise never to let go of their fans’ hands.
Unexpectedly, some Mamamoo fans started filing complaints against the song. They claim that “I love too” (The songs “Hold You” and “I love too” have the same title in Korean language) is Mamamoo’s unique phrase.
Some expressed their dissatisfaction with the song on the comment section of the music platform. These are some of the comments: “This is Mamamoo’s song dedicated to fans, and that phrase means a lot to us. So this is a problem,” or “You guys have crossed the line.” Soon, they even started a hashtag movement by using “#Mamamoo_I love too” and “#I love too_It’s ours” on Twitter.
However, many are defending 2PM, saying that the phrase “I won’t let go” is used on many occasions. They claim that the phrase is a commonly used expression, which is why it is difficult to claim it’s the group’s own slogan.
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