Have you seen Michael V’s parody of Ex-Battalion’s smash hit, “Hayaan Mo Sila?” Having almost 4 million views on Youtube, the earworm-inducing song parody appropriately titled “Gayahin Mo Sila” instantly became a viral hit and left thousands of people singing and laughing.
Recently, the veteran comedian uploaded a vlog post on his Youtube channel wherein he explained why he made a parody to the Ex-Battalion hit.
Michael V. explained that the track was meant to serve as “advice” for the members of Ex-B, who got involved in a plagiarism controversy for allegedly “stealing” a beat made by Diamond Style Production.
“Hindi ko sila dindown down down dun sa kanta. It’s more like an advice, parang payo ng kuya sa nakababatang kapatid, tipong na-experience niyo ng magkaproblema, sana next time iwasan niyo na, at ‘yung kaso nila di panggagaya. Miscommunication ‘yung pangyayare, between Ex-B and Diamond Style.”
This is in contrast to his track that was released in 1991. His track, “Maganda ang Piliin (Ayoko Ng Panget),” was inspired by Andrew E’s “Humanap Ka Ng Panget” released in 1990.
In the video, the comedian proudly confessed that he took the opportunity to copy the rapper’s hit song.
“Iba naman yung akin, yung ‘Maganda ang Piliin’… ‘Yun ang panggagaya talaga. Kasi ako aminado ako na sinakyan ko talaga ‘yung popularity ng ‘Humanap ka ng Pangit’ ni Andrew E. Hindi ko dinedeny yun, Kung walang Andrew E walang Michael V…Yeah I said it!”
Conversely, after confessing to imitating Andrew E several years ago, Bitoy said that it’s completely fine for people to be influenced by their idols, but they must make sure not to go as far as completely imitating them.
“Okay lang na maimpluwensyahan ka ng gawa ng ibang tao, pero ‘wag mo nang i-deny. Huwag ka nang magbida-bidahan na wala kang pinagkuhanan ng idea. Okay lang din gumawa ng ibang version o revival. Pero sana iba talaga o sana mas maganda kaysa sa orig. Pero syempre kung may talent ka naman para gumawa ng original, huwag ka nang manggaya.”
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