American hip hop producer Mike Dean is receiving backlash for questioning BTS‘s songwriting contributions, and extra.
Over the course of his 40+ yr profession within the music business, Mike Dean has labored with many main artists, together with Kanye West, Child Cudi, 2Pac, Drake, and Madonna. He has received seven GRAMMYs and been nominated eighteen instances.
On the 2022 GRAMMYs, Kanye West’s album Donda, co-produced by Mike Dean, was nominated for “Album of the 12 months.” The award went to Jon Batiste for We Are. BTS’s single “Butter” was nominated for “Finest Duo/Group Efficiency,” which in the end went to Doja Cat and Sza‘s “Kiss Me Extra.”
BTS has acquired reward for accepting their loss gracefully. Mike Dean? Not a lot. When the GRAMMYs “dared” Twitter to call a smoother group than BTS, Mike Dean replied, “Anybody.”
Sadly, that was solely the start. In one other tweet, Mike Dean mentioned he likes to “push military’s buttons,” for “enjoyable.”
“U will all develop up and uncover music in the future,” he wrote in one other tweet, implying that BTS’s music will not be “actual” music and that ARMYs are all younger followers.
The producer additionally claimed that BTS performs a minimal function in writing their very own songs.
As anticipated, followers flooded Mike Dean’s feedback, defending BTS, the group’s achievements, and their artistry.
bts have finished hour lengthy livestreams speaking in regards to the writing course of for his or her songs and so forth. take a look at most of their songs and also you’ll see no less than one members identify written there for writing credit. don’t ever repair your lips to discredit bts and their writing once more
— mon⁷ (@knjgIoss) April 4, 2022
Immediately, Mike Dean apologized to BTS, saying he was simply “trolling.”
In a follow-up tweet, Mike Dean acknowledged that he posted one thing he mustn’t have out of anger.
Many ARMYs, nevertheless, haven’t accepted the apology. As some have identified, Mike Dean’s frustration with “Album of the 12 months” doesn’t appear to have something to do with BTS, who have been nominated for a wholly totally different award.
and what’s the correlation with bts? they weren’t even nominated for album of the yr. so now you simply including sentences collectively in hopes that they make sense.
— mon⁷ (@knjgIoss) April 5, 2022
Others have criticized the producer’s lack of professionalism by evaluating his response to shedding a GRAMMY win to BTS’s.
that is what bts mentioned after they misplaced the award they have been up for. they did not log on and begin bashing different artists. perhaps you need to be taught from them. pic.twitter.com/L9hHJer0uE
— devan⁷? (@seokjinnie_joon) April 5, 2022
Moreover, ARMYs declare that Mike Dean has proven help for folks criticizing BTS by “liking” their tweets.
Right here’s what BTS’s producer has to say in regards to the subject.
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