The Indian Premier League is starting from September 19 and in the lead up to that, the tournament organisers have released an anthem, titled Aayenge Hum Waapas.
It is about making a comeback in the face of adversities, keeping in mind the pandemic and a complete halt on sports.
The greater the setback 😷— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 6, 2020
The stronger the comeback 💪
We can sum it up in 3 words:
🄰🄰🅈🄴🄽🄶🄴 🄷🅄🄼 🅆🄰🄿🄰🅂 🎶
Watch #Dream11IPL starting Sept 19 on @DisneyPlusHS, @StarSportsIndia @Hotstarusa #Dream11IPL #AayengeHumWapas #StrongerTogether #Anthem pic.twitter.com/e2Iro79Kv6
The rap, which has 455.5K views on Twitter alone, is claimed to have been plagiarised by rapper Krishna Kaul aka ‘KR$NA'.
He took to Twitter, recently, and alleged that the IPL anthem is the copy of his 2017 rap Dekh Kaun Aaya Wapas.
Hey guys, @IPL has plagiarised my song “Dekh Kaun Aaya Waapas” and created “Aayenge Hum Wapas” as this years anthem without credit or consent. I request my fellow artists and friends on twitter to RT this tweet for awareness, they can not get away with this. @DisneyPlusHS https://t.co/GDNFeyhXR5— KR$NA (@realkrsna) September 7, 2020
Since then, the matter has picked up, making #IplAnthemCopied a trend on Twitter.
You can listen to KR$NA's 2017 rap here: