BTS' Suga under fire for using Jim Jones’ sermon In Agust D2 mixtape; Big Hit apologises on behalf Yoongi

BTS singer Suga released his new mixtape, Agust D2, last week. While the songs are climbing up the music charts, a few online users pointed out that the singer used cult leader Jim Jones’ sermon for his song “What Do You Think?” and they are not happy about it. ARMY came forward to defend Yoongi.
BTS' Suga under fire for using Jim Jones’ sermon In Agust D2 mixtape; Big Hit apologises on behalf YoongiBTS' Suga under fire for using Jim Jones’ sermon In Agust D2 mixtape; Big Hit apologises on behalf Yoongi

It has been a great couple of weeks for BTS singer Suga. The international rapper not only worked with K-Pop artist IU on Eight but Yoongi also released his new mixtape under his alter ego, Agust D. The songs have been ruling the music charts across global markets, however, the Bangtan Boys has come under fire for one of his songs in the mixtape. A few online users pointed out that Suga has used cult leader Jim Jones‘ sermon to introduce his song “What Do You Think?” from the mixtape. 

The introduction has put the singer in the spotlight for Jones has been associated with a mass murder-suicide of 909 people. According to Koreaboo, 304 of these deaths were children. The cult leader was also close to North Korea. He was reportedly influencing his followers with North Korean propaganda. He also made the headlines for his stand on the United States’ stance against North Korea’s Kim Il Sung.

The controversial pick by the BTS member has Twitter users calling out the band member. International music lovers have put Suga in the spotlight, asking him why he chose the particular song and question the ARMY for turning a blind eye towards his decision. "His fandom already knew it and let it slide apparently," pointed out a Twitter user. "arm*ys knew that suga was gonna sample jim jones since 2019 and they did absolutely nothing to call out their faves. that's absolutely sick," added another user. 

However, ARMY members came together to show the singer support and explain the decision behind choosing the song. "If you don’t know why he used it then shut up pls, literally causing unnecessary hate to bring good people down That way of sampling speech to mock someone was used by hip-hop artists many times before," an ARMY member pointed out. 

"J*m jon*s was anti korean, he hated south korea with a passion, going so far as adopting south korean children & wives to "save & purify" them. Yoongi was dissing him. He was fighting against his sermons & beliefs basically stating "I, a korean, your enemy, wont take your shit"," another fan pointed out. 

Check out tweets from both sides below: 

However, Big Hit Entertainment has issued an apology on behalf of Suga. Newsen shared the statement. In the statement, Big Hit has said Yoongi is "embarrassed" and "has a deep sense of responsibility for the problem". Read the whole statement below: 

Good morning.

Big Hit Entertainment.

BTS member Suga introduces his position on the mix tape.

Among the songs of BTS member Suga's mix tape 'D-2', 'What do you think?', The introductory speech vocal sample is a song in which the producer who worked on the track of the song did not know the speaker without special intention. It was selected considering the overall atmosphere.

After selecting the speech vocal sample, the company proceeded to check the adequacy of the content according to the internal process. However, in the selection and review process, there was an error that was included in the song without recognizing that it was an inappropriate sample.

BigHit identifies social, cultural, and historically problematic contents through its own process of inspecting various contents targeting the world, but it has limitations in understanding all situations and responding accordingly. I am experiencing it. In this case, we did not recognize it in advance, and we also lacked understanding of the historical and social situation related to it. We apologize to those who were hurt or uncomfortable because of this.

After confirming the problem, Big Hit immediately deleted the part and re-released it.

The artist himself is embarrassed and has a deep sense of responsibility for the problem that has occurred in areas he could not think of.

Big Hit will take a closer look at all the production processes using this example as a lesson.

What do you think of the controversy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.   

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Anonymous 1 week ago

Am I the only one who thinks it’s impossible to diss someone you don’t even know? Just me? Ok.

Anonymous 3 weeks ago

he literally didn't have to apologize but anyways.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He/Big Hit didn’t need to apologise. The apology is meant to come from the group of people who ACCUSED THIS MAN of the false move. If you are not sure about the dissing and hip hop culture to the point of mixing another sample to MOCK an artist. Shut up and sit down z

Anonymous 2 months ago

1. Idk why you're all saying "YeS, sUgA meSsEd Up hORrIbLy BuT tHaT, etc...." where did he mess up? So what if he writes about his fame and money? Literally 3/4 of the western pop industry writes about that and what do you do? Praise them. So let us praise him too. 2. Did he mess up because he dissed Jim Jones? You're all saying "SUGA IS SO RACIST, USING JIM JONES IN HIS SONG". He was clearly DISSING Jim Jones. So what you antis are basically saying is that, he shouldnt have dissed Jim Jones and you support him? 3. Read the lyrics before you open your mouth. And stop saying that we praise our "oppa" even if he did something wrong because he DID NOT. And do not back at us because we're right.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Its okey if u don't like Suga not every body has a good taste

Anonymous 2 months ago

f**k u all who hate Suga ,if u hate him so fuckin much y don't u keep it for ur self and i dont u hate him cos if u do den u wouldn't have watched his vid lol face it b**hes u all r jealous of suga.

Anonymous 2 months ago

my gosh i dont f**kin even know who jim f**kin jones is atleast he should thank suga for makin him famous lol.........

Anonymous 2 months ago

yea of course he should thank suga for making his name popular

Anonymous 2 months ago

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Anonymous 2 months ago

I see why people are offended and I see why people are telling people to be more civil about this conversation. He definitely should have taken out the sample beforehand and satisfied everyone but he's currently facing the backlash. All things considered, I hope he learns from this considering that he has had excellent songs/lyrics/collabs and seems like a decent (but occasionally ignorant) person.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He made a mistake and should be held accountable. Fans, haters, or whatever have every right to point out that he had a mass murd3rer sampled in the track. I've seen arguments elsewhere for and against that claim it was intentional or not and honestly I don't care because the POINT is that it is deeply offensive-- ESPECIALLY to Black people. STOP GASL*GHTING. Honestly, do I think he should be cancelled forever? No. Do I think he is untalented and didn't put hard work to make his mixtape? No. Do I think he needs to experience SOME heat for not doing what is ideal (personally apologizing) and sampling this man in the first place? YES. Celebrities/Artists are not perfect as many have pointed out. He made a mistake for an aesthetic which is really disappointing as someone who enjoys many of his lyrics in other songs. Accept. That.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Kids need to realize he a human and people make mistakes. What if you were in his situation? People get really hurt because of this s**t. He has a heart too that's probably bigger than yours so stop hating people.

Anonymous 2 months ago

There are literally songs that are worse than this but yall haters just gotta attack him. Why are you making such a big deal about this and spreading rumors? A true army would know that he never intended for anyone to get hurt. Why aren't there rumors about songs that talk about suicide and sh**? He made a song for all you idiots that doubted him. He was not intending to be racist or trying to hurt anyone.

Anonymous 2 months ago

1. Yoongi was dissing Jim Jones. 2. BigHit apologized because people got hurt about it. It wasn't Yoongi's intention to hurt others therefore the embarrassment he felt. 3. Read the damn lyrics before you come and blindly diss Yoongi thank you

Anonymous 2 months ago

I just know that this needs to stop. It's clear he was dissing that"cult leader" the lyrics are enough proof. Now, if there is people that does not want to understand that, then that's on them. They're just trying to spread hate. Just stop it.

Anonymous 2 months ago

For someone from the genius lab, Suga doesn't even know what goes into his song. Didn't he find anything else to include? There are so many great Korean artists out there who educate themselves and take care what they put out there. The most horrible thing about this is Army defending Suga. The fans don't care what all stupidity their oppas commit as long as they don't date in public. Suga is now hiding behind his agency which has to apologize for a song he produced. Also the lyrics of the mix tape are awful. He is just flaunting his money and success and that too in the most childish way imaginable.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I hope that one day you choke on the shit you talk

Anonymous 2 months ago

We are not defending him we are just telling what is true . And for your kind information our oppa's are not stupid .Who the hell are you to judge him ?

Anonymous 2 months ago

he knew exacy what he was doing, and he did it for clout. I find it hard to believe some so allegedly "woke" as Yoongi wouldn't know or learn about this. as someone else said, the song would have been the same without it. Suga, and the rest of BTS, are racists, pretending to be allies, to sell records. they are trash, and always have been.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Agree

Anonymous 2 months ago

lmao get a life hater you're an absolute mess

Anonymous 2 months ago

Bighit didn’t need to apologize for something that other people didn’t f**king understand.

Anonymous 2 months ago

u r ryt thanks for ur support

Anonymous 2 months ago

Many people were so quick to judge and didn’t even bother to investigate it but instead, went straight to criticizing him. Yoongi is a 27 YEAR OLD MAN. He KNOWS what he’s doing. To everyone who blamed him- you guys need to f**king trust him more. You guys should understand that Yoongi is intelligent.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Really? What is so great about using a mass murderer in his song? If he is so intelligent, he should explain it himself, not make his agency take the blame.

Anonymous 2 months ago

If any of you were true ARMY/Min Yoongi supporters, YOU ALL should know that Suga has always had a KIND and OPEN heart no matter your race,sex, or religion. He would have NEVER EVER had had a part of putting Jim jones sermon in his song. the posts I see of people online talking crap about him just infuriates me to my core. This was not his intention at all and you should be ASHAMED of yourselves for this. We all will have to answer for our actions someday and i hope your ready when that time comes so the world can see how much of a UGLY and IGNORANT person you are. For all my fellow kpoppers who still support my man, please, PLEASE spread the word on social media and let him know how much we're proud of him and that we are still there for him no matter what the haters say. He probably really needs our reassurance right now.

Anonymous 2 months ago

lol no one is GOD even GOD regret creatin a brainless lyk u .wen u love sum1 u should always support dem even in their mistake so we love him thats y we r still on his side even if he do what is not ryt i will love him .if u dnt love him f**k off y r u f**kin givin hate comment did he personally did anything to u? i don't think so u didn't even met him tho lol.....

Anonymous 2 months ago

Your bias is no God. He can make mistakes and he messed up big time here. Instead of criticizing him and showing him the right path, you are defending him. What a shame! It is fans like you who create the Seungris and the Yoochuns.

Anonymous 2 months ago

So everyone wants to hate on Yoongi for using a Jones sermon. But when their favorite american artist is talking about popping pills to drown out their issues or dealing rock, not a blink. I can name about 15 metal songs that used these types of hate speeches and the song rips the sample to pieces like yoongi did. Its using that small piece of hatred and destroying it with pure ambition. He and Big Hit apologized because it's never their intentions to hurt anyone. This song was what the music industry calls pushing boundaries or opening eyes. Just read the lyrics instead of tearing down a young talented man that already has enough pressure to be perfect and accepted. I wish everyone would focus on what is really broken in the world and stop trying to tear apart a song. This is a grain of salt compared to the fire that is tearing us apart. Focus on what is more of emergency like the blm and leave a song alone.

Anonymous 2 months ago

i don't think you are in a place to be able to call him lazy

Anonymous 2 months ago

Honey, nobody cares about hating your artist. It is about knowing what goes into your song and anybody with one grey cell in their brain wouldn't find anything woke in using a sample from a mass murderer. If Suga is such a genius, he shouldn't be this lazy with his self produced album. Also the whole world is not about BTS. Think about the people this man murdered. Did your Suga find nothing else to add? For a genius who is so woke, this is totally irresponsible. You may consider it cool. Others don't.

Anonymous 2 months ago

you guys shouldn’t be so quick to judge without knowing the persons intentions. People now days are so ignorant they didn’t even read the lyrics instead they jump to stupid conclusions why? Because they just want to hate oh and btw I didn’t even know who was Jim Jones up until now when I saw this sh*t and LET ME TELL YOU MOFO MY FAV SONG IS “WHAT DO YOU THINK” by agust D

Anonymous 2 months ago

intent vs impact

Anonymous 2 months ago

I support you Min Yoongi <3 Armys support you! <3

Anonymous 2 months ago

I will always support you Min Yoongi

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why would Suga support Anti Korean sentiment if he is Korean himself? Lmao That’s the stupidest thing I’ve heard, I doubt he would willingly release anything like that and AGREE with it, he either included it to bash it or he really didn’t know what it was.

Anonymous 2 months ago

"why did his agency apologize then" do you not know how kpop works?? it doesn't matter if an idol in a scandal is right or wrong, the company says sorry anyways.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why did his agency apologize then?

Anonymous 2 months ago

BIGHIT WHY TF ARE YOU APOLOGISING.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Because Suga won't take responsibility.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Haters have been waiting patiently for literally any "dirt" they can use to shame BTS. Must be a kpoppie, a xenophobic hillbilly, or both. Lol pretending to be exaggeratedly offended to something you never really gave a rat's a** about, now that's what's funny

Anonymous 2 months ago

First, what did Yoongi even do wrong. He literally DISSED Jim Jones, a mass murder. Is dissing a mass murder wrong? He clearly says it in his lyrics. WHAT DONT YOU UNDERSTAND.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Right. Everyone should only care about BTS, praise them even when they do wrong.

Anonymous 2 months ago

After this stupid controversy, I came to the conclusion that *ANTIS ARE EITHER BLIND OR THEY DON'T HAVE THE PATIENCE TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THE LYRICS* I just pity them.

Anonymous 2 months ago

That's literally half of the western pop industry. You find one song that says that and now its trash. Wtf? Let yoongi write what he want. He worked his as* off for this mixtape.

Anonymous 2 months ago

I read the lyrics and just find it the generic 'I have money and possessions' nonsense.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Sorry... why is big hit apologizing? Did they read on lyrics or just the English words they could understand? They just blindly hating on him cuz he is more talented. Honestly, get a life or read a book or history.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why should we educate him when he is already geneis

Anonymous 2 months ago

I will advise you to read those books of history and educate your oppa too.

Anonymous 2 months ago

The WORLD has always liked black culture everything about us Except the actual people WHATS new nothing amazes me anymore I still have my Daechwita husband as my screensaver I’ll deal with him when the airport opens back up

Anonymous 2 months ago

We all know Suga meant it the right and just because it had a part of some jerks sermon doesn't mean he supports him! People need to read lyrics and understand it properly before commenting. And then of course there's the fact that so many people loathe BTS because of their fame and success and jump at any chance to criticize them. People who have eyes but are still blind.

Anonymous 2 months ago

People blindly supporting him even when he is wrong are the real problem.

Anonymous 2 months ago

People blindly hating him are dumb af

Anonymous 2 months ago

people fail to realize that he didn't produce the song plus the people that started it where antis (people who are haters) they wanted people to stop paying attention to the Blacklivesmatter movement that's going on right now his own fans blindly fell for it and started to hate on him it was so unfair to treat him like that it's common for hip hop artist to include things like in their songs Jim Jones speech and other controversial speeches are used in a lot of songs but once a Korean man has that in one song they get sh^t for it? like what he gets shit for it while other artist get praised all they want cause their "edgy" and ''cool" furthermore not all of the fan base knew about the speech being put into the song if it was it would something ARMY'S would be talking for non stop only a small percentage knew so people saying ARMY'S knew is bullsh!t at least say that SOME ARMY'S knew not the whole fan base the fact that people where quick to judge and bash him is disappointing the media lies a lot and haters are a thing they lie a lot and try to cause fights between fandoms people should've just have waited for Big hit to say something yoongi's biggest fear is being MISUNDERSTOOD i can't believe people misunderstood him especially his OWN fans it just shows who the real fans are and who the fake fans are this shouldn't have blown up the way it did on twitter you guys f^vking trended Jim Jones faster than Blacklivesmatter give that same energy towards BLM movement and speak up

Anonymous 2 months ago

If you actually cared about black lives, you would also know to criticize your idol when he is wrong.

Anonymous 2 months ago

IF YOU READ THE LYRICS AND ACTUALLY LOOKED AT WHAT HE WAS SAYING IN THEM YOU WOULD INDERSTAND THAT HE WASN’T SUPPORTING WHAT JONES SAID HE WAS DOING THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE AND IF ANY OF I FOR A SECOND BASHED YOONGI FOR THAT JUST CAUSE U DIDN’T LOOK AT WHAT WAS RLY HAPPENING THEN LEAVE THIS FANDOM I YALL SHOULD KNOW YOONGI ISNT STUPID HE WOULDNT DO RACIST THINGS LIKE THAT ESPECIALLY CAUSE HES LITERALLY SOUTH KOREAN AND WHEN THE ALBUM CAME OUT THE PROTEST AND THE DEATH OF OUR BLACK BROTHER HADENT HAPPENED YET big hit shouldn’t have to apologise but I’m glad they didn’t stay silent they didn’t ignore this because of what it happening right now y’all better fuck off if ur focusing on this rather than bla go donate or sm don’t put your anger to something that doesn’t matter like this go use it usefully.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Still his agency apologized. Perhaps they weren't good with the long-winded explanations and mental gymnastics you required here to support an artist who clearly made a mistake.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He was goin AGAINST it so what is the problem? How loud to i need to say AGAINST.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Read up on it before you blindly support your oppa.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Look at the facts not at what people are saying

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes. That is why he got criticized and why his agency apologized.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Why people look for a problem in what it's not, it's just an unnecessarily inflated.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yup. Just because Suga committed a mistake. It doesn't matter to you your woke appa used a sample from a mass murderer but others care.

Anonymous 2 months ago

oop

Anonymous 2 months ago

I'm so sick of this, the second people saw that JJ speech was in the song nobody played attention to the lyrics. If those people hadn't stopped listening and read the frickin lyrics, none of this would've happened. Stop taking things out of context and stop believing what others say just because it's the popular opinion. If they would've used 5 minutes of their time that they spent hating on Suga to actually look into who JJ was and what his motives were and then connected it back to the song, nobody would've said anything. I can't believe people who call themselves armys have so openly bashed Suga without having the slightest understanding. Even the antis are bashing him without real reason..other artists use way more "controversial" content in their music for NO REASON and people praise their work because it's edgy and badass. This really makes me sick and I'm quite disappointed with how this turned out.

Anonymous 2 months ago

if u have more brain cell den y dont u f**kin us lol

Anonymous 2 months ago

they apolozied cos they have manners not bcos they r sry bitter....

Anonymous 2 months ago

They apologized, honey. Stop defending your oppa who doesn't even know what goes into his own song.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Exactly. But armies need to have brain cells to understand this.

Anonymous 2 months ago

You mean his lyrics that are exactly the same lyrics as Mic Drop, Agust-D, Tony Montana, Give it to Me and Daechwita? The lyrics didn’t have anything to do with the sermon. It would have been the same song without it. If he actually said something meaningful in the song about the incident or racism, it would be different, but all he’s doing is flexing. Flexing about money and billboard ranks have bull to do with being anti-Jim Jones and anti-racism.

Anonymous 2 months ago

BIGHIT themselves said the sermons have nothing to do with the song. So why are you still lying that it was? other artists who use controversial samples have a connection to that sample in their song, it isn't placed there just for hype.

Anonymous 2 months ago

That was NOT Suga who put the sample in the song!!! Why didn't you include it in you article???

Anonymous 2 months ago

btw do u think u r den? if he is not lol......

Anonymous 2 months ago

darlin i smoke weed or kings do u want some?

Anonymous 2 months ago

Someone sensible at last.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Get your priorities right. You don't have to sink so low as a fan to defend an artist who doesn't even check what goes into his song. A sample from a mass murderer and that too just for the aesthetic. If that is woke for you, I don't know what you are smoking.

Anonymous 2 months ago

He messed up because he is not the great genius you think he is. Others help him with his songs. As simple as that.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Yes, it was a huge mistake to say that. And yes Min Yoongi messed up terribly. I cannot defend him in that he did not do it. But you are saying that he should be treated like an adult. But you know nothing of his punishment. This article focused on the conflict and the apology. Not about his punishment? And for you to assume that he's "off the hook" is an ignorant statement. I assume you never really are a fan of him and more so found a reason to hate. But his intentions were never to support Jim Jones. And for you to assume that he didn't look it up is also ignorant. You cannot expect Yoongi to know it all. He messed up unintentionally. He apologized for his mistake. You say that you can't believe that he did not search up where that quote was from. But why would he support someone who shames on South Korea? Why would he support someone who kills people when their motto is "Love Yourself"? He would not intentionally do such a thing to bad mouth South Korea. He didn't intend to. Yet you put it in a way that he does? He even said a lyric in there. But did you only focus on Jim Jones? Instead of Yoongi's true personality. I cannot deny that he did not mess up. But I also cannot say that it was an intentional thing that he did not get punished for. And neither should you.

Anonymous 2 months ago

bruh, BigHit shouldnt have apoligized in the first place. Companies have to apoligize for the littlest things even when they really dont have to and it pisses me off. Im not going to disregard the fact the Yoongi agreed to the sample being put in the song but some of yall are being immature, he was mocking the damn man but once the speech came on yall closed your eyes. Ridiculous! There are more important things going on right now, so take a breath, drink some water, and GET YOUR DAMN PRIORITIES STRAIGHT! It breaks my heart to see him go through all this bullcrap because people are so quick to jump to conclusions...

Anonymous 2 months ago

so you’re seriously gonna let him off the hook for that bullshit? it’s HIS f**king mixtape, it’s HIS f**king music that he created. you’re telling me that he didnt check ONCE to see who put that speech in there? bullshit. hold him accountable for what he did. he’s an adult.

Anonymous 2 months ago

Do you really expect media to be objective?

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