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PopWrapped | Music

K-Pop Band 2NE1 Incorrectly Censored On US Radio

Lazaros | PopWrapped Author

Lazaros

Updated 11/8/2014 10:56pm
K-Pop Band 2NE1 Incorrectly Censored On US Radio | 2NE1
Media Courtesy of MTV
2NE1 are one of the most successful girlbands in K-pop at the moment. "I Am The Best" is one of their biggest hits and is currently receiving some airplay in the United States, but it seems the track got censored due to misunderstood lyrics. "I Am The Best" is featured in Microsoft's commercial for Surface Pro 3 and radio stations have started picking it up. However, one of the most recent plays the song received made use of a censored version. It turns out Boston's 103.3 FM thought 2NE1's lyrics included a specific N-word, but instead the song simply uses the word "naega" which translates to "I." The new version coming from the station finds the Korean band singing "am the best" instead. On the one hand, it's embarrassing on the station's behalf to not even look into things a bit before censoring the track. A situation like this could have been avoided. On the other, it's nice to see 2NE1 are being supported in the United States, even if it's an old K-pop song of theirs being picked up. A fan got to catch the censored version on tape, so take a look at the video below.

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