Rabithah, a Malaysian nasheed group, dropped a cover of BLACKPINK (블랙핑크)’s “Ice Cream” titled “Hatiku” on the YouTube page Tarbiyah Sentap last week.
For those who don’t know, the four-piece musical ensemble often release covers of several popular songs with their own twist, as a form of spreading dakwah (Islamic messages) among Muslims. Some of their past song covers include Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello’s “Senorita” and also BTS’ chart-topping hit “Dynamite“.
Well, not everyone was impressed with this project. In this case, Rabithah’s cover of the song, which featured Selena Gomez, was met with dividing reactions from netizens. Many argued that the K-pop song is not really suitable to be made as a cover.
Others also left negative remarks, saying that the overall sound is too cringeworthy to listen to. Despite the criticisms, there are also a few fans who praised the efforts made by the boys. Check out some of the reactions shared by Twitter users here:
Jujur la kadang2 ada lagu yg taksesuai tau nak buat nasyid, ini srs tak kena 😭🙉 https://t.co/s6NZmhK7Z9
— Husna (@Amalhusna__) October 19, 2020
Hahahaha. Can you guys stop ruin other song? https://t.co/8Gl43SeO8q
— Erik 1/10 Hag (@IskandarZain) October 19, 2020
Ok I don’t hate this. They did good 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿 https://t.co/AwpCligLya
— ADIB NAK SIHAT (@Adibleesimmons) October 19, 2020
Previously, Rabithah also came up with a cover of BLACKPINK’s 2019 song “Kill This Love”. Watch the clips below and feel free to share your thoughts with us. 😉