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Next's RL isn't happy with the Why You Always Lying parody

SONG INSPIRATION: Although Next's RL (right) was happy to pose with Nicholas Fraser, he's not too happy with his smash hit single being mocked

IF YOU have access to any form of social media, than its highly likely you've watched or heard one of 2015's most viral songs, Why You Always Lying.

The catchy song by Nicholas Fraser, has been played in clubs and photos of the music video have been turned into countless hilarious social media memes.

But not everyone has fallen head of heels in love with the song.

In particular, RL, the former lead singer of 90s R&B group Next, who crafted the inescapable hit Too Close.

Fraser AKA Mr MmmmmOhMyGod, finally received the opportunity to meet RL, the creator of the original song his parody derives from.

While RL, real name Robert Lavelle Huggar, was a good sport and posed with Fraser in a photo, during an interview with #YouKnowIGotSoul R&B Podcast, RL admitted that he's ticked off with the parody.


VIRAL: Fraser in his music video

“Vlad asked me to make a video to make light of it and I did it reluctantly because I am going to be honest: I don’t know how I feel about it," RL said.

"You are making a parody of my life’s work. And on one end, I don’t want to be a stickler and, you know, seem like I am bitter or anything."

He continued: "But you are kind of making a parody of something that I really worked hard with. It is something that I continue to get residuals from and you know, it is part of my identity…I promise you, people will send me different languages and like, ‘Did you see this?’ And I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me?’ I try to make light of it but it is getting to the point of overkill.”

The video, which has been viewed more than 11 million times, is just a snippet of a longer parody song, which had been written and performed by 21-year-old Fraser.

According to The Guardian, he wrote the song “in response to people fake bragging about buying a bunch of products".

The poignancy of the video and the parody song has inspired parodies of its own, including Haitian, Korean, Spanish and Somalian versions.

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