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]."