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Former 4minute member Jiyoon says she wanted to hide in a hole after 'Unpretty Rapstar'

By jubilantj   Tuesday, September 6, 2016   79,775   5,982   36



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Former 4minute member Jiyoon showed off a whole different side to her for a recent 'International bnt' pictorial, going for a sexily sultry yet classy look that is appropriate for her age. 

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Jiyoon recalled her debut days in 4minute for the interview portion of the pictorial, revealing why she always wore a pair of shades like her life depended on it and if she knew how to rap at all. She said, "In the very beginning of [4minute's] debut, I wore shades to maintain an air of mystery. I never took them off even in the waiting room so the fellow idols were curious about how I really looked. Because of the peculiar way I presented myself, there were many people who believed I was a rapper. I was actually a vocalist. I learned how to rap for the first time for 'Unpretty Rapstar 2.'"

Jiyoon then went on to admit, "I knew that people would say negative things about me because I didn't know how to rap. I wanted to hide in a hole when I first started. It was hard enough just practicing but because we had to complete missions in just hours, I didn't even have the time to feel regretful [about my decision]. And because I joined right in the middle of the season, everyone was already close so I stuck out like a sore thumb. My rap verse 'Imma just do me' became the topic of much ridicule, and I was embarrassed because comedian Kim Ki Ri kept making fun of me for it but now I'm thankful because it turned into a sort of catch phrase. If I got the chance to appear on the show again, I will show everyone a better me." 

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koala_bear Sunday, October 2, 2016

This worries me. If she comes back as a solo artist and doesn't rap, I'm gonna be super disappointed........her rapping was better than Hyunas ffs, I really hope she continues to rap for her solo debut. If it's just singing, i'm gonna be sad =(

mariemay Thursday, September 8, 2016

Don't worryKeep doing you

MelodyForever Thursday, September 8, 2016

but you make a reversal, you did well, you lose with pride

Alexgp Wednesday, September 7, 2016

This is why UR went downhill, instead of bringing people who rap, they brought in girls with 0 experience, season 1 was such a hit cause all of them, even Jimin, were rappers, and even though Jessi was a singer she experienced rapping as well and was always one of the best ones. Season 2 however was just a bunch of pretty girls, big names, and just didnt do it. not all of them of course, but the hype on the big names was killed once we saw them up there..

chenster1822 Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Didn't she rap in a few 4minute songs like Crazy though?

Jadewashere64 chenster1822 Thursday, September 8, 2016

Yeah & Watcha doing today.

hiroonakamura Wednesday, September 7, 2016

why would yo go on a rap show when you know you cant rap? and why would the pd's invite hera as a contestant insteadof pulling in a real rapper? so stupid

trogdorthe8th hiroonakamura Wednesday, September 7, 2016

You act like these idols (and I don't care what they say in these interviews) actually have the last say in the programs they do. Kpop idol lives go something like this: Higher Ups: Hey, you're going to sing this, wear this, go on this program, read this, promote this, practice this, eat this and drink this. Kpop Idol: Okay. Everything is scripted, everything is preplanned for the most part. It's rare when you see idols actually cut loose, and unless they blow up really big, have a super talent, have a strong personality, or do well enough to have a tiny bit of pull in their contracts, then basically they just do what their companies tell them. I wouldn't be surprised if her statement was true, but it's an aftershock of what she went through being thrust onto a show with a skill that wasn't her forte- I would be mortified, I don't blame her in the least.

bonnameme Wednesday, September 7, 2016

she did great! <3hwaiting Jiyoon!

SugaXO Wednesday, September 7, 2016

YES I really love her and she just needs time to become great

frozen4minute Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Oh yeah! my goddess is back!

mr_a Wednesday, September 7, 2016

You're the best and 4minute was one of the greatest and at the time of the breakup you guys were getting better and better. Good luck on your endeavors

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