Singer Michelle Lee opened up about her experience on 'Hip Hop Nation 2' in 'GanGee' magazine.
First, she expressed admiration for sunbae Yoon Mi Rae, saying, "I've been a fan of Yoon Mi Rae, 2Pac, and 50Cent since I was little. I have especially been a long fan of Yoon Mi Rae sunbaenim. I've grown up singing her songs from her days as UPTOWN, Tasha, T, to Yoon Mi Rae."
She continued, "I think that's why I gained attention even though I'd only trained for a month and a half before appearing on 'Hip Hop Nation 2'."
Michelle Lee also talked about winning 2nd place, and said, "I'm actually glad that I won 2nd place. If I had won 1st place then the public's expectations would've gone up higher and that could've made things difficult for me. I believe this gave me an opportunity to hear compliments like, 'Oh she won 2nd place but she's really good'."