#JasonDeruloIsOverParty was trending on Twitter because of one misstep 31-year-old ‘Swalla’ singer and a whole lot of rage by a fandom.
To break it down, Jason Derulo recently celebrated a major milestone – this first number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 11 years. Following ‘Whatcha Say’ in 2009, his remix of ‘Savage Love’ with BTS topped the charts, giving him a reason to celebrate. However, the problem started after Derulo posted a TikTok of himself celebrating the success at a restaurant in LA with friends (where he subsequently paid for the whole restaurant, raking up a USD$112,000 tab) alongside the caption:
“It’s a celebration @#savagelove @hannastocking @ondreazlopez @charlyjordan @itstaylerholder @justmaiko @sommeray @jena @mrmovi3.”
Now, while it is obviously not possible for BTS to join the celebrations physically (what with COVID-19 and the fact that both artists are in different countries), fans were irked by the fact that Derulo failed to mention BTS in the video. Why were they so angry by his failure? As it turns out, Deruloa’s collaboration with BTS managed to garner over 58 million views on the song within 2 weeks, compared to the original music video that generated 48 million views in over 3 months.
Livid fans went off on the singer on Twitter, causing the hashtag to trend with tweets like:
Jason Derulo really made a tiktok celebrating reaching number one on billboard without tagging or giving credit to BTS and Jawsh like mf you know damn well you would’ve never made it there without them and he didn’t even used the remix version the song that got #1 🤮 pic.twitter.com/hWF9jonwaq
— 7🇵🇭 (@Abi13834673) October 19, 2020
— ᴮᴱpri🧚 (@roskBison) October 19, 2020
— Dharma lopez (@lil_ayelen) October 19, 2020
— ⟬⟭SOPE’sGIRL⁷ ⟭⟬🐋 (@SOPEsGirlBTS) October 19, 2020
However, some netizens have been quick to point out that Derulo has in fact credited the boys in an earlier post on Instagram and on TikTok, tagging the groups official Instagram account in a video of himself reacting to the Billboard 100 position.
Derulo has faced similar issues with attribution from when he first released ‘Savage Love’. Following the release of his version of the song, Derulo failed to clear and attribute the sample of the song to the New Zealand based producer Jawsh 685, who came up with the song that eventually went viral on TikTok. After resolving the issue, the song was re-released with a new title, “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat).” Then, on October 2, the remixed version featuring (vocals predominantly from) BTS members Jungkook, Suga, and J-Hope was released.