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Ailee chokes up recalling her past as a struggling aspiring singer

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Ailee couldn't stop the tears which flowed freely as she talked about her past hardships as a young aspiring singer.


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Ailess was the guest on the May 15 episode of 'Fantastic Duo,' during which she choked up after seeing all of her passionate fans, many of whom also harbor big dreams to make it as a singer. 


After composing herself, Ailee said, "Like you said, there were lots of part-time workers [among my fans]. I had also worked diligently part-time in New York, and I didn't give up my dream to become a singer," recalling her past struggles to rise to where she is today. 


She continued tearfully, "I'm thankful that my songs can relieve all those hard-working people of their stress and that they sang my song. I was really moved by everyone." 


It must be quite an ineffable feeling knowing your songs give hope and inspiration to so many people! 

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    RAS33 Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Working part-time in America can be shitty. You get underpaid brutally

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    Miki_moshi Monday, May 16, 2016

    What on Earth is going on about her nudes?! Pretty recent here so someone please help me and explain what's going on. As far as I know, this chick worked seriously hard to be where she is and if people can't appreciate her for chasing her dreams, then apparently those people have none of their own, or aren't going after them because they're lazy. Down vote this all you want but y'all need to look at the positives instead of something Ailee had no control over.

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    BigBlueagain Miki_moshi Monday, May 16, 2016

    Ailee fell victim to a modeling scam in California while she was in college. Once she started hitting big, she went to an exbf that she was still friends with to get advice on how to deal with the nude pics that had been taken during that time. He sold her out. First tried to sell them to Dispatch and when they wouldn't touch it, released them. He is one of the bigwigs here at AKP. She trusted him and he sold her the fuck out by releasing the nude pics she trusted him with, without her consent, knowledge or permission.

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    Miki_moshi BigBlueagain Monday, May 16, 2016

    I found all the details to it a while ago. Frickin' prick. It's scary how a guy would easily put a woman's dignity on the line for money.

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    BigBlueagain Miki_moshi Monday, May 16, 2016

    What gets me is they dated and she still considered him enough of a friend to go to him for advice on how to keep this from happening. Keeping that in mind, I think I understand why akp refuses to do anything about the likes of Wang, AJ and Hanalala.

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    BigBlueagain Monday, June 27, 2016

    @CLesbo, seriously? You're just gonna stalk me all over the place huh? Pathetic troll. Such a shame you got banned.

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    FoXmasteR Monday, May 16, 2016

    she's selling her nudes pic?? wow.. i didn't know....

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    leen123456 FoXmasteR Monday, May 16, 2016

    no she didn't sell her nudes are u stupid?

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    BigBlueagain FoXmasteR Monday, May 16, 2016

    She didn't sell them. AKP released them without her consent or knowledge.

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    Aileeans12345 Monday, May 16, 2016

    allkpop comment section is really fucked up srs talking about her nudes again? well look she still stronger than ever bc she's talented beautiful person inside and outside she was talking about her part time jobs that she worked hard but u all come here like retarded fucking trolls and talk nonsense shit again i swear it seems allkpop is full of stupid kids who needs to grow up and see the real world

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    Nutelladela Aileeans12345 Monday, May 16, 2016

    people aren't talking about her nudes in a negative way towards her. We're talking about how allkpop got her into so much shit by leaking her nudes, and yet they act like nothing happened and write this kind of article. She's talking about how she struggled in the past, and allkpop was a big part of that struggle. So writing this article is very hypocritical of them, considering that they never apologized for their past actions, and the person who posted the nudes is still working here.

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    Aileeans12345 Nutelladela Monday, May 16, 2016

    she was talking about her part time jobs not her nudes or allkpop why u need to bring the up anyway? just let it go do u think she likes when people talk about it

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    Nutelladela Aileeans12345 Monday, May 16, 2016

    It's important to talk about it because this website straight up neglected and imposed upon another person's human rights and never owned up to it. Could have ruined her career, and yet here they are, posting articles sympathizing with her. Not cool

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    1llionaire Sunday, May 15, 2016

    i'm sure her nudes helped.

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    Aileeans12345 1llionaire Monday, May 16, 2016

    i'm sure ur retarded

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    1llionaire Aileeans12345 Monday, May 16, 2016

    i'm sure you're butthurt...for ailee's butt.

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    Aileeans12345 1llionaire Monday, May 16, 2016

    retarded

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    1llionaire Aileeans12345 Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    yeah, she is.

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    meiyuncherry Sunday, May 15, 2016

    i think most idols have tough beginnings so this is nothing new

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    ulz89121 Sunday, May 15, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    kokoro666 Sunday, May 15, 2016

    This comment has been removed due to violation of our TOS. (Reason: spammer)

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    RimmieMeli Sunday, May 15, 2016

    Yet AKP is one of them

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    L_catzzz Sunday, May 15, 2016

    This comment section is full with "nudes" when the article never mention any. Haha.

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    BigBlueagain L_catzzz Monday, May 16, 2016

    Considering that one of the bigwigs at AKP was responsibile for their release after she trusted him for advice on how to deal with it, yeah. AKP has some nerve.

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    L_catzzz BigBlueagain Monday, May 16, 2016

    AKP don't care & don't bother coz this whole freaking site is a troll itself.

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    BigBlueagain L_catzzz Monday, June 27, 2016

    Tell me about it. CLesbo just followed back to this old thing just to downvote me. Desperate much?

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    L_catzzz BigBlueagain Monday, June 27, 2016

    Lol. We travel back in time~

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