YG Entertainment has responded strongly to amateur American artist Derrick Bullock’s claims that he created Taeyang’s “Eyes, Nose, Lips” by threatening legal action.
Last week Derrick Bullock’s claim to the rights of “Eyes, Nose, Lips” written by Teddy, Dee.P, Rebecca Johnson and Taeyang surfaced, when fans noticed the description in his YouTube version of the track, “Change Me”. It has since been deleted, but read,
"Derrick Bullocks single (written 4 years ago contrary to popular belief) documentation and dated video feeds are available from 2008 videotaping me composing this music. It DOES NOT belong to a Korean band – it was stolen from me and used in music in Korea 4 years ago. Before you start telling Derrick he stole this music, get your facts straight. Video and paper documentation are available for proof that all rights belong to Derrick Bullock.”
On January 10, YG Entertainment issued a statement threatening legal action against Derrick as well as warning music streaming sites Youtube and iTunes to remove “Change Me” to prevent further sales.
The agency stated, "In the recent past days, we have become aware of Derrick Bullock's illegal use of our music and after our strong protest towards Derrick Bullock and music distribution sites, the services for his song on YouTube and iTunes have been stopped... In addition to those sites, his song will soon be removed from various other music platforms as well."
His tracks and profile have now been removed from iTunes.