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Zico suffered an identity crisis after going on 'SMTM'?

By jubilantj   Tuesday, May 3, 2016   41,109   3,201   36

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Zico was one of the guests on the May 3 episode of 'Taxi,' and he got a little personal about the dilemma he suffered during and after his tenure as a judge on 'Show Me the Money 4' last year.  

Zico explained, "Zion.T has established himself in the indie scene. There really weren't any judgements toward him. But I'm active in the idol market, and I didn't really showcase much on my own. So when I decided to go on 'Show Me the Money 4,' [people] said, 'Who do you think you are to be a judge [on 'SMTM'] and I got cursed out a lot." 


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Despite all the strong dissent and generally negative response to his decision to go on 'SMTM 4,' Zico had still gone on the show. The idol explained, "I didn't [go on the show] with the object of showing what a good rapper I am but I wanted to show that I can make decent tracks as a producer." 

Zico went on to spill, "At the time I was on 'SMTM 4,' I would curse as I judged [other rappers] but as soon as I stepped off the set, I went back to my idol activities so I felt confused [about who I am]." 

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    babyblackjack Monday, May 9, 2016

    Aside from Zico having to put up an image as an idol, he is still amazing rapper and producer.

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    liliparkyoung Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    He was really good on SMTM4. But people always have something bad to say!!!!!

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    elfinkyy Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    It's so upsetting that people judge someone (like Zico) not on his ability to make music and rap, but on his occupation as an idol and the general image he shows to the public.

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    liliparkyoung elfinkyy Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    I call them jealous people. ... !!!!

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    Arachi Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Almost every song Zico produces/ helps in producing is my favorite without biasness! He's an amazing producer and rapper and I love almost all of his songs

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    sandybee3 Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Zico had to take a lot during SMTM4 .. But he still stayed strong !

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    BornEpik Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    He's actually really good! It's probably haters who curse him out, because even if you don't like someone you don't have to necessarily curse at them.

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    shyloone Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    people who were saying those things about Zico were really just jealous, probably because they mainly looked as him as an idol in a boy group, rather than looking at him as a talented artist , rapper, producer..They forget how much Zico really does ,he composes, produces,not only for himself and his group but even for other..I love Zico he is one very talented person who deserves all his recognition

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    mind_blown Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    What's undeniable is that he is major talented as an artist and a producer. I bet if it wasnt for his idol status we would see a lot more of his creativity and artistry.

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    anna34 Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    I totally know what he means, I think about this also. I used to read a lot of comments from K-netz like "he doesn't even seem like an idol", "it's hard to call him an idol because he was famous underground", "idol by day, rapper by night", etc. And I feel like Korea is fully ready to embrace him as a solo hip hop artist and producer, but when he goes back to his idol image, I wonder if it's kind of distracting people from taking him as seriously as they would otherwise, especially hip hop fans. I hope that people won't judge him because his talent literally speaks for itself, no matter what status he has, he's still one of the top talents right now.

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    syerasera Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    People who works in a Management area will call this as multitasking. You're good in being both Zico. Just do your stuff and ignore haters because BBC will always support you.

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