Samuel Kims debut song Sixteen will not be broadcast on KBS because of a copyright infringement in the lyrics.
On July 26, KBS released the results of their month-long review of new songs for broadcasting approval. Out of 266 songs reviewed, eight were deemed unfit for broadcast.
Samuel Kims title song Sixteen, from his upcoming debut mini album of the same name, was included on this list. KBS explained the rejection of the song by citing the inclusion of Instagram in the lyrics. Additionally, another one of his songs included on the mini album, 123, was also flagged due to its mention of the car brand Ferrari. His representatives stated that they planned to resubmit the song for consideration after modifying the lyrics.