EXO Sheds Tears Over Group’s Hardships and Friendships on “Happy Camp”

EXO Sheds Tears Over Group’s Hardships and Friendships on “Happy Camp”

The members of EXO couldn’t help but show their tears at the mention of their fellow member Kris (Wu Yi Fan), the hardships the group endured, and their friendships with each other.

On June 5, the members’ honest thoughts about this were revealed on the Chinese Hunan Satellite TV variety program called “Happy Camp.”

During this episode, each of the members were interviewed and it was led with the headline, “Starting off as an 11-member group.” Lay answered with, “Recently, something bad happened and it affected the members a lot.” Luhan said, “How should I say this.”

Continuing on, Tao said, “At the time, we were practicing a complicated dance and sweated a lot. After hearing that news, it was tiring. Thank you for being together as the member of EXO.” Also, Kai said, “Later on when we get older, we won’t be able to sing or dance and there’s a possibility that we won’t be popular anymore but as a member of EXO, I want to try my best.”

Members Tao and Lay who watched this video couldn’t help but show their tears. The fans that were there cried along with the members.

The MC of the show said to the members, “The members were interviewed individually so they won’t know what the other members said.” Suho said, “I’m thankful towards the member who think of each and love each other. From now on, I would like it if they would continuously trust each other and be happy.”

While crying, Lay said, “I didn’t want to cry in front the fans. It’s not easy for everyone to be together. All the times we spent together are precious. Of course there will be hard times when we’re together but if we are patient about it, then it’ll pass. We are one team.”

To wrap things up, the members were seen hugging and supporting each other. Then, they cheered themselves on by shouting, “Let’s love EXO.”

Meanwhile, Kris, the leader of EXO-M, sued SM Entertainment on May 15 regarding his contract. This episode of “Happy Camp” was recorded on June 11 and all the members, except Kris, appeared on the show.

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U-KISS's Soohyun's cover of Lim Changjung’s 'Like a Fool'



U-KISS uploaded a video of one of its member Soohyun.

Soohyun is singing his own interpretation of Lim Changjung’s ' Like a Fool.'

Watch his cover below:



The original:


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[Live] 140705 MBC Music Core f(x), GOT7, Hyomin

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[Battle] Tablo Beats Akdong Musician

Last week, we pit YG label mates Tablo and Akdong Musician against each other for best Eyes, Nose, Lips cover, and the results are in!

[Battle] Tablo Beats Akdong Musician

As much as we had a hard time choosing between the two artists′ cover of Taeyang′s latest hit, it appeared to be a difficult decision for our readers, as the numbers were close.

Tablo inched ahead to clinch the win with 54 percent of votes, but Akdong Musican put up a good fight, finishing with a commendable 46 percent.

[Battle] Tablo Beats Akdong Musician

Thanks for voting, and be sure to vote in this week′s Battle of the Draculas!

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Crayon Pop Holds Surprising Fan Service to Three Lucky Canadian Fans

Crayon Pop Holds Surprising Fan Service to Three Lucky Canadian Fans

Three lucky Canadian fans got to experience the superb fan service of Crayon Pop when the girls stopped their bus and got off to meet them on the street.

According to a fan account posted on July 2 at an online community for Crayon Pop, the three guys got together as they searched for the group’s bus to get a chance to meet the girls. However, since the bus was parked in a private space, they didn’t have a choice but to wait for the bus to leave. After the concert, as the girls were making their way to leave the venue, Crayon Pop member Geummi noticed the guys on the street and made heart signs for them. The three guys reciprocated Geummi’s fan service and threw more hearts to her and the other girls. The girls were obviously happy about their fans who were showing them so much love that they took photos of them from the bus until Geummi apparently asked the driver to stop the bus for Crayon Pop to get off and meet the fans. The Crayon Pop members got off the bus, met the three fans personally, took a photo with them, and signed their CDs.

A representative from Chrome Entertainment, Crayon Pop’s agency, said, “After finishing their opening performance for Lady Gaga in Montreal, they were in a hurry to travel to their next destination. However, upon discovering their fans, Crayon Pop members requested to stop the tour bus. They shook hands with each fan, gave autographs and took photos to show their gratitude.”

Known for their extreme kindness when it comes to fan service–the group holds regular handshake events and meal gatherings with their fans–Crayon Pop’s fan service has gained a lot of attention not only in Korea but internationally as well.

Crayon Pop is currently performing opening stages for Lady Gaga’s North American concert tour, “artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball.”. The group is scheduled to perform in 13 legs in 12 cities across Canada and the United States within a month.

 Crayon Pop, fans

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ZE:A & 9Muses perform 'Twist King' on Immortal Song 2



ZE:A and 9Muses had an amazing collaboration on Immortal Song 2, enjoy their performance below:

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[Live] 140705 MBC Music Core f(x), Hyomin

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AOA’s Seolhyun Shines in Predebut Photos

AOA’s Seolhyun Shines in Predebut Photos

Older photos of AOA’s Seolhyun when she was competing in a model competition have recently been revealed by FNC Entertainment.

The photos are from a 2010 Smart Uniform Model Competition, in which Seolhyun was a competitor. In the photos Seolhyun was only in her third year of middle school, but showed a fierce pose that accentuated her body and her bright face.

Seolhyun signed on to FNC Entertainment right after she won the competition and then trained for two years before debuting as a member of AOA. She has also acted in the SBS drama “Ugly Alert” in 2013 and was recently cast as Lee Min Ho’s little sister in the upcoming movie “Gangnam Blues.”

Past winners of the Smart Uniform Model Competition include Song Hye Kyo and Go Jun Hee.

AOA recently made a comeback last June with “Short Hair.”

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Yuna Kim receives a plaque for her albums' outstanding sale



Universal Music bestowed a plaque to Yuna Kim for her latest achievement.

From 2008 to 2014, Yuna Kim released albums that featured songs like 'Fairy On Ice', 'The Queen on Ice' and The Lark Ascending.' She also used those songs on her performances on ice on the sporting events she joined. 

These albums have been sold for a total of 100,000 copies already. Thus a plaque of congratulations was given to her. Yuna Kim said,  “It was not in my thoughts that I would receive so much love. I am loved by many for my performances on ice, but I'm also grateful for those who appreciate my music. I'm thanking my fans who are always showing support for me."

Congratulations!

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[Live] 140704 KBS2 Music Bank f(x), GOT7, Hyomin

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[Live] 140704 KBS2 Music Bank f(x), GOT7, Hyomin

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EXO′s Su Ho and D.O to Introduce SHINee Jonghyun′s New Songs on ′Blue Night′

SHINee fans and radio fans are in for a treat as SHINee′s Jonghyun will be unveiling his self-written songs on radio.

The songs will be introduced on MBC FM4U′s Blue Night. It is the product of a section in the show called Blue Night Music and Lyrics.

The section involves Jonghyun collecting the stories his listeners send to his radio and making them into a song.

EXO′s Su Ho and D.O to Introduce SHINee Jonghyun′s New Songs on ′Blue Night′

"I wondered how I could repay the overflowing love I′ve been receiving from my listeners since I started hosting the radio show. I prepared this project to move closer to my listeners and also emphasize Blue Night′s status as a music program," Jonghyun said about the project.

The project started on June 12, and the songs will be introduced for a week from July 7.

EXO members Su Ho and D.O will be the ones to introduce the songs.

Photo credit: Newsen

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B1A4′s Baro Transforms into Space Geek in New “Solo Day” Teaser

B1A4′s Baro Transforms into Space Geek in New “Solo Day” Teaser

Baro is next up in releasing his teaser for B1A4‘s upcoming fifth mini-album “Solo Day“!

In the teaser posted today on B1A4′s official Facebook page, Baro can be seen with a crazy look in his eyes, while he is obsessively fixating on repairing the object in front of him. Baro is deemed as the “Space Geek,” similar to when members CNU, Sandeul and Jinyoung transformed into Obsession Guy, Pizza Delivery boy and Couch Potato, respectively. 

B1A4′s “Solo Day” will drop on July 14.

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Roy Kim records a raw cover of Taeyang's 'Eyes, Nose, Lips'




Roy Kim gifted himself a cover of Taeyang's "Eyes, Nose, Lips" for his birthday on July 3.

The cover is very raw and not studio-recorded so fans could hear his natural and beautiful voice. His passionate take on the song is very audible and we could also hear the gentle strum from his guitar.

Check his nostalgic cover below:


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Kim Hyun Joong Releases CD Jacket Image for ′Timing′

Just before the pre-release of His Habit, Kim Hyun Joong got fans hyped by releasing the CD jacket image from his upcoming album Timing.

The image was released on July 4, showing Kim Hyun Joong standing before a wooden frame. He wore a blue jacket with bright hair, oozing with style and luxury.

Kim Hyun Joong Releases CD Jacket Image for ′Timing′

Timing will contain four tracks. The full album drops on July 11.

His Habit, released at noon on July 4, is an urban hip hop track that features Lim Kim.

Photo credit: Keyeast

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[Exclusive] Interview and Hot Seat Game with K-Pop Idol Group Boyfriend

[Exclusive] Interview and Hot Seat Game with K-Pop Idol Group Boyfriend

6-member boy group Boyfriend returned with title track “Obsession” from the second mini album of the same name earlier last month.

The boys invited the Soompi Team over to their agency’s studio for an interview. It was sad seeing Jeongmin hopping in due to a leg injury, but he was in good spirits as well as the rest of the group. We were originally just going to have an interview, but thought “Why not? Lets rotate them in a hot seat!” Even though they live together, we’re sure they have things they’d be curious about but didn’t have the chance to ask yet. The boys and the agency were cool with the last-minute idea.

Without further ado, check the interview and the hot seat game below! Make sure to click on the CC button for English and Spanish subs! French subs coming soon!

By the way, do you recognize the glass chair the boys are sitting on? Guess who that prop belongs to..^^

And if you want to skip over to the Hot Seat game:

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Airplane take off and head 'Back to the Future' in newest MV



Airplane are here to release their 4th single album 'Back to the Future' along with an MV.

The track is nostalgic itself added with a dramatic grayscale effect showing the boys singing and rapping sentimentally. It has a meaningful message of their passion to music that they had when they first started which would never change.

Check it out below:



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FIESTAR Looks Fierce in “One More” Dance Practice Video

FIESTAR Looks Fierce in “One More” Dance Practice Video

Girl group FIESTAR has revealed the strong dance practice video for their title track “One More.”

Following , the dance practice clip gives a more in-detail look at the sexy yet tasteful choreography. 

Although the members are dressed in comfortable clothing for the dancing session, the overall performance looks just as polished as an official stage. For anyone interested in learning the choreography, the clip is a must-watch! The video also includes the handsome male background dancers that have a sensual dance break with the five girls.

“One More” is a catchy song with an easy-to-listen tune and strong vocals. The song has been produced by the talented Shinsadong Tiger along with the duo Bumi and Nangi

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f(x) ladies glam up in a classy pictorial for 'High Cut'



Have you seen the sexier and fiercer girls of f(x) from their latest music video 'Red Light'?

Just in case that's still not enough, check out these photos of the girls-turned-ladies below wearing their most sophisticated outfit and make up for 'High Cut'.

Krystal, Luna, Sulli, Victoria, and Amber are no doubt one of the pretty and versatile faces among idols nowadays with them dressed up in stylish and sexy outfits yet exude classy image.

See for yourselves below:





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[Live] 140703 Mnet M! Countdown GOT7, TAEYANG

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[Live] 140703 Mnet M! Countdown TAEYANG(태양) - EYES, NOSE, LIPS(눈,코,입)
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Big Bang, Infinite, B.A.P and VIXX Appear at the top of Oricon Charts

More good news from Korean boy groups!

According to the Oricon Charts on July 3, Big Bang′s 2014 Big Bang +α Concert in Seoul was the concert DVD that sold the most copies on July 2.

Big Bang′s DVD also ranked second in the daily chart for all DVD types that day.

Big Bang wasn′t the only Korean boy band on the charts, as Infinite, B.A.P and VIXX also showed up in top ranks.

Big Bang, Infinite, B.A.P and VIXX Appear at the top of Oricon Charts

Infinite′s Last Romeo, also released on July 2, was in second place on the daily singles chart with 32,455 copies sold.

B.A.P′s B.A.P Second Adventure [30,000 Miles on Earth] was right behind Big Bang on the concert DVD chart at third.

It also showed up on the chart for all DVD types at ninth.

The Leo edition of VIXX′s Darkest Angels could be found on no. 7 on the daily album chart.

Photo credit: YG Entertainment, Woolim Entertainment

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Tiny-G are adorable in the MV for 'Ice Baby'



After seeing their stage choreography yesterday at Show Champion, fans have become excited to see their MV and there's no need to wait.

The MV is much adorable with the girls wearing their cute pajamas and holding their pillow candies while dancing to their cute choreography. The story line goes with a man who constantly changes throughout a relationship.

The lyrics are delivered by the girls sweet and husky voices. Have fun watching below:


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[Live] T-ARA @ 140627 Mnet Japan ピミルBOX セレクト

[Live] T-ARA - interview + 初めてのように (Japanese ver.) + Sexy Love (Japanese Ver.) + more @ 140627 Mnet Japan ピミルBOX セレクト E14
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Lee Kwang Soo Expresses His Confidence in Looks Compared to ‘Running Man’ Members

Lee Kwang Soo showed his confidence in his looks.

During July 1’s broadcast of tvN’s Taxi, MC Oh Man Suk asked Lee Kwang Soo, “It seems like you have the most fans at the airport. What do you think makes you so popular?”

Lee Kwang Soo hesistated to answer the question and Lee Young Ja directly asked, “You are not thinking it’s because of your looks, are you?”

Lee Kwang Soo Expresses His Confidence in Looks Compared to ‘Running Man’ Members

Lee Kwang Soo said, “Honestly speaking, I don’t think I’m considered ugly within Running Man,” expressing his confidence.

Then Ji Sung jokingly said, “He is tall but you want to give him a hug. He gives off the feeling of being naïve. But that’s all planned out,” making everyone burst out laughing.

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B1A4 Sandeul is a Pizza Delivery Boy for “Solo Day” Teaser

B1A4 Sandeul is a Pizza Delivery Boy for “Solo Day” Teaser

After revealing Jinyoung to be a “couch potato” yesterday, B1A4 has now deemed Sandeul as a pizza delivery boy in a new teaser for the group’s upcoming comeback “Solo Day“!

In the teaser, Sandeul can be seen whistling to himself while happily riding a motorbike on route to a delivery. The back of his bike is filled with pizza boxes, and Sandeul is spotting a strange McDonald’s-like logo plaque on his chest. 

As previously reported, B1A4 will be revealing a teaser everyday for two weeks. B1A4′s new mini-album “Solo Day” will be released on July 14.

Source : soompi[dot]com

SM Town releases promotional video for 'LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SEOUL'




SMTOWN is going to tour around the world once again to bring their talented artists closer  to their respective fans and they are going to start in Seoul.

A promotional video is released featuring their biggest artists who will attend such as Kangta, BoA, TVXQ, ZhangLiYin, J-Min, Girls Generation, Super Junior, SHINee, f(X), and EXO.

"SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR IV in SEOUL" is happening on August 15 at 5PM in Seoul World Cup Stadium.


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[MV] FIESTAR(피에스타) - One More(하나 더)

[MV] FIESTAR (피에스타) - One More (하나 더)
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Kim Hyun Joong to Release New Album ′Timing′ in Korea on July 11

Kim Hyun Joong will be returning to Korea with a new album!

The singer/actor confirmed that he will be releasing his fourth mini album Timing on July 11.

The album will contain a total of four tracks, titled Beauty Beauty, His Habit, Nothing On You and What I Want to Say.

Kim Hyun Joong to Release New Album ′Timing′ in Korea on July 11

A rep from Key East introduced the album and each track for the fans, saying, "Timing is an album that represents what Kim Hyun Joong learned from the past 10 years as a singer, as well as his conclusion on what direction he will take from now.

The album contains songs from many different genres. Beauty Beauty is an up-tempo dance track that incorporates band sounds, His Habit is an urban hip hop track with an addictive chorus, Nothing On You is an acoustic ballad for the fans and What I Want to Say is a modern British ballad track."

Such globally renowned artists as Far East Movement, composer Peter Daily and Pharell Williams′ guitarist Brent Paschke will be collaborating with Kim Hyun Joong for the album.

A teaser image was also released with the good news on the morning of July 2. Kim Hyun Joong stands before an old-fashioned brick house and fence, emphasizing the mix of old and new that will be the main point of his album.

The songs of Timing will be released at noon on July 11 through online music sites.

In the meantime, Kim Hyun Joong has been touring the world on his world tour.

Photo credit: Key East

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Tiny-G's Mint shows her b-boying skills in teaser clip for 'Ice Baby'



Tiny-G release Mint's teaser clip for 'Ice Baby'.

Mint showcases her b-boying skills in her teaser clip with sharp and fierce moves. At the end of the video she displays a lovely image with a man.

Check it out below while waiting for 'Ice Baby' to be released tomorrow!


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Kim Hyun Joong to release new mini album ‘Timing’ on 11th July

Keyeast just announced that Kim Hyun Joong will be releasing his 4th mini album titled ‘Timing’ in Korea on 11th July.

The new mini album will consist of 5 songs in total, with title track ‘Beauty Beauty’.

1. HIS HABIT (Feat. Kim Yerim, Kanto)
2. Beauty Beauty (Title song)
3. Nothing on You (Feat. HanHae)
4. 하고 싶은 말
5. Beauty Beauty (Instrumental)

Kim Hyun Joong who recently kicked off his ‘Monghwan’ World Tour in Seoul has revealed his new songs there. Fans who are going to his concerts in respective countries do expect to see a brand new, never seen before performances with songs from his latest album!

In the meanwhile, Kim Hyun Joong will be staging his ‘MongHwan’ concert in Taipei on 5th July and in Beijing on 12th July.

Source : en[dot]korea[dot]com

JYJ, Big Bang, EXO and More to Perform for ‘2014 Incheon Asian Games’

Numerous popular singers will be heading to perform for 2014 Incheon Asian Games.

With 2014 Incheon Asian Games launching on September 19 at the Incheon Asiad Main Stadium, Psy, JYJ, Big Bang, EXO and more will be performing on stage for the opening ceremony.

As representative singers of Korea, they will be heating up the festive atmosphere by performing their hits songs during the opening and closing ceremony. JYJ will also be singing the main theme song from Incheon Asia Games’ celebratory album.

JYJ, Big Bang, EXO and More to Perform for ‘2014 Incheon Asian Games’

Spotlights have been gathering on the meeting of JYJ and EXO, as EXO is a group from JYJ’s former agency, SM Entertainment, but each group will be focusing on its own performance.

More details on the opening and closing ceremony of 2014 Incheon Asian Games will be revealed through the press conference taking place on July 1.

Meanwhile, 2014 Incheon Asian Games will launch on September 19 and continue for two weeks until October 4.

Photo credit: C-JeS Entertainment, Newsen, SM Entertainment

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C-Clown’s Rome Dances Shirtless in “Meet Me” Special Comeback Teaser

C-Clown’s Rome Dances Shirtless in “Meet Me” Special Comeback Teaser

Rome is kicking C-Clown‘s comeback preparations up a notch with the release of a special teaser for “Meet Me“!

If you didn’t already know, C-Clown will be making a comeback with a mini-album this July 8, their first comeback venture since single “Justice” more than five months ago. In the teaser revealed today, Rome can be seen showing off his dance moves while shirtless, with an electro beat dropping in the background. 

Previously, member T.K. hinted at the title track of the song, . 

Check out the teaser below!

Source : soompi[dot]com

f(x) release 'Red Light' video teaser



f(x) drop the first video teaser of their upcoming hit song 'Red Light', watch below:

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YG′s Yang Hyun Suk Explains 2NE1 Park Bom′s Drug Allegations

YG Entertainment′s Yang Hyun Suk opened up on Park Bom′s alleged drug smuggling charges.

The suspicions were first brought up on the night of June 30, when the front page of a newspaper that was to cover the story the next morning was leaked on social media.

Chaos and confusion ensued, as reports that followed stated she had actually been caught allegedly smuggling the drugs, which turned out to be amphetamine, back in 2010.

She had ordered the drugs in the U.S. and had them sent to a relative′s home under her relative′s name. The package came under the scrutiny of customs authorities, leading prosecution to investigate the relative and raid Park Bom′s home.

Netizens demanded an explanation of why the case had been kept quiet for four years, and of why prosecution hadn′t brought charges against her then.

Despite the fact that prosecution is known to be strict on drug-related charges, it had acquitted Park Bom soon after she was caught.

YG′s Yang Hyun Suk Explains 2NE1 Park Bom′s Drug Allegations

On the morning of July 1, Yang Hyun Suk stepped out to clear up the issue.

He wrote on the YG official blog that the charges had been cleared with authorities and that the drugs had been ordered for medical purposes.

What follows is the full blog post.


Hello, this is Yang Hyunsuk. I wish to clear up the misunderstandings that sprang up last night.

- I will first talk about the reason I′m responding through this blog post and not through official YG channels.

To be exact, this incident happened four years ago, and I was the first person to know of this through Park Bom′s parents. They came to tell me in person back then that their family had been put under investigation, and they told me about the shocking incidents and medical condition Park Bom had experienced. No other person in YG, not even the other 2NE1 members, knew of this before the articles were issued.

I believed it would be better for me to clear this up myself since I was the one who had heard the story firsthand.

- How do I feel as a producer about the incident?

I′ve spent nine years with the 2NE1 members, if you include their stay as trainees.

In the past nine years I′ve noticed that the members don′t even smoke, they don′t drink, and I don′t think they′ve ever been to night clubs either except for official events. That′s so far as I know, and I′ve never heard rumors to the contrary either. Overnight, however, Park Bom had become a "drug smuggler" because of just one headline.

I didn′t know what to say, whether I should say anything about this nonsense, or whether my saying something would worsen the situation. I, however, concluded that I shouldn′t keep quiet for my naive sister Park Bom, who had become a drug smuggler overnight, and her fans, who have been supporting 2NE1 through its world tour.

- So what is the truth?

As many fans will know, Park Bom grew up in the U.S. for a long time before her debut as 2NE1, and she once dreamed of becoming a soccer player. Unfortunately, her best friend passed away during a soccer game. She witnessed the tragedy, and she spent a long time in sorrow and shock. She received psychological treatment for years, and took medication that had been prescribed her by a renowned hospital.

Park Bom was unable to play soccer again after that, and flew to Korea in pursuit of her new dream to become a singer. I still remember the day she auditioned for YG. The reason she left such a big impression on me was because she had said in the audition that she "wouldn′t become a singer" if she "doesn′t make it into YG." She did not make it then, she didn′t make it the following year either, but the next year on her third try she passed in first place. That′s why I remember her so clearly.

The reason I′m telling you this is because though I first met her 11 years ago, I never knew of her medical history or of the fact that she had played soccer. I never knew until her father told me four years ago. She never told her fellow 2NE1 members either, which shows what a painful memory this must be for her. The story is now out. Park Bom took the medication prescribed to her from an American hospital up to 2010. When she couldn′t travel to the U.S. to get the drugs due to her busy schedule, her mother and grandmother agreed to receive packages of the medications for her. That′s when customs made issue with the fact that the drug is illegal in Korea.

We turned in her prescriptions and medical documents to prosecution, and the incident was concluded with the approval of the authorities.

- Did she know the medication can be used as a drug?

What kind of mother and grandmother would get illegal drugs for their daughter and granddaughter? Also, in a time when most drugs require a prescription, who looks through every ingredient that is in the drug?

I revealed in Healing Camp years ago that I also must take medications regularly due to panic disorder. I don′t know what the drugs are made of, and even if I heard, I don′t think I would understand or remember.

It seems Park Bom only knew the drugs weren′t available in Korea. She did not know they were illegal. After she learned that they are illegal four years ago, she has been taking other drugs that can replace them.

I hadn′t seen her in a while because she was busy with her world tour until last night. She had come in to the office for a recording, but I ended up seeing her cry all night. I feel mixed feelings now that I have to tell this story that she did not want to tell.

Lastly, I wish to apologize for causing such concern. I will return with happier news next time. Thank you.

2014.07.01
Yang Hyunsuk


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