Shortly after reports of Big Bang member T.O.P being charged for marijuana use broke out, YG Entertainment has come forward with an official apology.
On June 1, the label stated,
"First and foremost, we would like to apologize.
After confirmation, we have learned that Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P's real name) did in fact admit to the charge of smoking marijuana before his military enlistment, following through with all investigative measures by attending the police's investigation in the midst of his public service duties and deeply reflecting on his actions afterward.
Once again, we apologize for worrying so many people."
Since February of 2017, T.O.P has been carrying out his mandatory military service duties as a part of the Seoul Gangnam Police Department's performing band. Stay tuned for updates on T.O.P's prosecution verdict.