“Hate Rodrigo” is a song by Choi Ye Na and Yuqi (G)I-DLE. It is the title track of Yena’s second solo album “Hate XX” which will be released on June 27, 2023 at 6pm KST.
Choi Yena released the first music video teaser for her title track “Hate Rodrigo” featuring Yuqi, on June 21 KST. The teaser features Ye Na riding a white convertible with ice cream in hand. She wore pink hair and a black leather jacket. The teaser also includes some snippets of the song, which has a catchy pop sound.
The song’s teaser video contains several references to Rodrigo, including a poster with Rodrigo in the background and a melody similar to her song ‘Deja Vu’. The lyrics haven’t been released yet, so it’s unclear exactly what the song is about. However, the song title and teaser video definitely drew attention.
K netizens are expressing their shock and displeasure at the same time over Choi Yena’s comeback title song ‘Hate Rodrigo’. This title is also interpreted as a diss song aimed at Olivia Rodrigo, a very popular singer in Korea. Others interpreted it as a more playful reference to Rodrigo’s music, but the title still drew some backlash.
Some netizens expressed concern that the title would be too provocative and could be seen as an insult to Rodrigo. Others said the title was just a creative way to show Ye Na’s appreciation for Rodrigo’s music. We will have to wait and see if the song will be accepted by the fans.
Those who were uncomfortable with the title believed that the title was too provocative and could be seen as disrespectful to Rodrigo. They argued that the title of the song could be seen as offensive. And it’s inappropriate to name a song after another artist in this way.
Those who believe the name is just a playful reference point out that Rodrigo is a very popular singer in Korea. And it’s not uncommon for K-pop artists to refer to other artists under their names. They reasoned that the name was just a way for Ye Na to show his appreciation for Rodrigo’s music.
We will have to wait and see if the song will be accepted by the fans. When released, however, the title caused a lot of controversy and discussion. Which is sure to increase. As the release date approaches
Only time will tell how well the song will be received by fans once it’s released. However, the teaser created much buzz and anticipation for Ye Na’s comeback.