San E and Verbal Jint controversially reversed their decision of picking Hanhae to bring back Black Nut, who was dropped from the team last week. Since the airing, avid viewers of 'SMTM4' cried outrage, saying that the circumstances are extremely unfair for Hanhae. Not only for Hanhae but also for Mino, who had to rewrite his lyrics now that his partner for the upcoming rap battle suddenly changed.
With the controversy brewing, both San E and Verbal Jint officially apologized through their respective social media accounts. For those who assumed that the Hanhae-Black Nut fiasco was all part of an act that the show producers created for drama, San E wrote that what happened in yesterday's airing wasn't an act and the decision made by San E and Verbal Jint had nothing to do with the producers of the show.
The director of 'SMTM4' also added during an interview that the show tries to honor the decisions made by the participants, confirming that what happened in this week's airing was not staged.
Here is what San E wrote on his Facebook page after the backlash of his and Verbal Jint's decision on the show:
What happened in yesterday's airing of 'Show Me The Money 4' was not staged by the producers and 100% real.
The initial decision that we made in the team mission was going against the consistency that we wanted to maintain since accepting to be on 'Show Me The Money 4.' After agonizing on our decision, we realized our contradiction and reversed our decision. We apologize for making the situation get this far. We apologize to Zico and PALOALTO team members, Hanhae, Black Nut, producers of the show, and the viewers, who who were affected by our shortcomings.
I believe that the matter at hand is something that we do not have an explanation for and will remain as one of many embarrassing moments in life for a long time. Despite what others had said about me posting this, I thought that I would forever regret it if I didn't apologize for what happened. I apologize again.