2NE1’s CL has issued an apology after an old version of her song was used in her North American tour.
Her apology refers to the song “MTBD,” which was released as part of 2NE1’s album “Crush” in 2014.
The original version of the song drew controversy after it used Quran verses being read in the background as part of the track. Back then, the Korea Muslim Federation demanded an apology and YG Entertainment released a new version of the song without the part.
CL launched her “Hello Bi+ches Tour 2016” in New York City last Oct. 29 and has finished shows in Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas. The remaining shows will be held in Atlanta, Chicago and Toronto.
The new controversy drew criticisms with people spamming her Instagram with the hashtag #cl_stop_using_our_quran.
CL has apologized for it.
“To anyone I have offended I sincerely apologize for my mistake. What happened was my engineer sent the old version of ‘MTBD’ for this tour. I take responsibility for not realizing this sooner. My intention was never to use this version,” according to CL’s apology posted on Twitter.
She added, “I have changed it back to the new version last night and told him to delete the old version completely and forever. Thank you always and big love to all the fans.”