2ne1 leader CL is on fire once again for her Quran dissension. Recently, the unedited track of 'MTBD' has made its way into the rapper's Los Angeles performance.
Back in 2014, after releasing her solo track "Mental Breakdown (MTBD)," the song became highly controversial after Muslims noticed that the background track sounded alike when reading a verse from the Quran.
Quran which means "the recitation," is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from Allah. After hearing the song, Muslims protested that it is extremely offensive and should not be used for entertainment purposes of any form.
The Korea Muslim Federation then filed a complaint, saying "Muslims find this song to be a severe insult and are demanding for the agency to take action including quickly removing or editing the entire song, and apologizing to Muslims... in the case that they do not comply to the demand, we will take action with the Muslims around the world who find this to be a serious matter," Chosun reported.
Following the statement of the Korea Muslim Federation, it was reported that YG Entertainment, CL's agency, then decided to remove the controversial part of the song. A new edited version of the song without the Quran verses has been available.
However, during her recent performance in Los Angeles, CL performed the controversial unedited track of "MTBD" once more, Allkpop reported. Her performance then raised a lot of concern and dismay from her loving fans. Some fans have even gone to trending hashtags while some demanded a public apology and explanation on her Instagram account.
In 2009, CL started her career as a solo after collaborating with label mates BIGBANG G-Dragon and Teddy Park of 1TYM for G-Dragon's first solo album, "Heartbreaker." After finishing 2ne1's "I Don't Care" promotions in August, 2ne1 members then released their own solo singles.
Catch CL in her controversial track "MTBD" below: