Last week, Malaysian nasheed group called Rabithah released a cover of BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez’s “Ice Cream” called ‘’Hatiku’’ on their official YouTube page—which has now garnered over 100k views. Since then, netizens has *a lot* to say about the song.
For those who have never heard of Rabithah, the four-piece musical ensemble often release covers of several popular songs with their own twist, as a form of spreading dakwah (Islamic messages) among Muslims. And they often chose famous hits songs like Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello’s “Senorita” and BTS’ chart-topping hit “Dynamite“.
However, after they dropped their latest cover last week, it seems like not everyone was impressed with it. It received divided reactions from netizens—while many argued that the K-pop song is not really suitable to be made as a cover, some say that the song actually turns out to be ‘’catchy’’. Despite all the criticisms, there are also a few fans who praised the efforts made by the boys.
A plus for the effort, but please. No. https://t.co/Maahy9tRIQ
— fawwalex (@spacewitchalex) October 19, 2020
janganla macamtu at least dia ada usaha 😢 kalau tak suka diam je la 😥 jahat siaa aku pulak yang sedih https://t.co/SZ456JyaRR
— إلهام فيكري (@ilhamfikriasri) October 19, 2020
Ok I don’t hate this. They did good 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 https://t.co/AwpCligLya
— OBOR-OBOR MENYANYI (@Adibleesimmons) October 19, 2020