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Nada fires back at Mafia Records

By KpopJoA   Thursday, February 2, 2017   66,599   2,383   0



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Rapper Nada has fired back at 'Mafia Records.'

Nada emphasized that money was not the issue stating once again that she had lost loyalty in the record company.

Wassup members Nada, along with Jinju and Dain submitted documentation to Mafia Records and filed to terminate their contract with the agency last December, causing the agency to cease all activities.  

On February 2, Nada spoke over the phone with Illgan Sports regarding the issue, stating "Representative Hong seems to misunderstand what's written in the standard contract."

She went on, "In the financial statement, investment, salary, personal credit card information are all mentioned.  It says in the contract that the artist is not responsible for reimbursing such things."

Q: Did you file a lawsuit because you didn't receive your payment?

It's not about the money.  It appeared as if I'm leaving because I didn't receive money after Mnet 'Unpretty Rapstar.' All seven members of Wassup filed a complaint. 

Q: What is the reason for you requesting the payment statement?

I was curious if I really was receiving the accurate amount stated in the contract.  I've been asking the agency for two years now.  The agency said they didn't have money so I wanted to know how much they had been making.  I waited patiently for two years.

Q: When did you receive the statement?

I asked about the statement when I first debuted.  I believed it when they said the agency was having a hard time financially so I waited.  Finally, after 3 years, I received the statement and it wasn't clear.  

Q: Did you follow the given schedule?

I never missed a schedule once.  We attended a club meeting, however, the agency reported that due to the club's image they prevented us from going but that didn't make any sense.

Q: We heard that Wassup is preparing for a comeback?

It's unfair to call it a comeback.  We recorded a song beginning last year that was supposed to be released in March.  There was no word as to whether we'll shoot a music video for our title song or anything.

Q: We heard the remaining 4 members will be returning as Wassup?

The remaining girls are all juniors. They are probably afraid of this kind of situation.  They are fully aware of the issue and have agreed accordingly.  

Q: What are your future plans?

I would like to settle the situation on a positive note.  However, it seems it's already too late.  I will probably think about my future plans once the court hearings are over.  My image is already wrecked as it is.  What kind of company would like me?  To be honest, it's hard for me to say which company I'll go to next at this point.

SEE ALSO: Mafia Records representative speaks out regarding Nada's termination request

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fcknren Sunday, February 5, 2017

she should fire her hair stylist honestly. the hair do is a hair don't honey

Funky_Angel Friday, February 3, 2017

I became her fan with how real she was on "Unpretty", had no idea she was going through something like this. Hopefully it all gets resolved!!

trogdorthe8th Friday, February 3, 2017

My heart hurts for this woman so much, but she and the other girls who have filed suit are strong and terrific role models!  Never have we seen anyone be so candid about such a situation- yes there have been major idols who have fought back against unfair treatment by their respective companies, but even after the fact none have ever truly come out and spilled the tea about the situation. She's forthcoming, open and unafraid to call the situation for what it is. I just hope she's wrong about a decent company wanting to pick her up afterwards- I know this looks terrible, but she's probably very skeptical about another company after going through this. We need people like her in this industry, so I hope the fans will give her support as she goes through this, so hopefully she can get a fresh start elsewhere.

eager_beaver Friday, February 3, 2017

If it was unclear up to now, now we at least know: Wa$$up as we know it is finished. If it's true that four members are still going to stay because they are afraid to make a move, and maybe have filed complaints themselves, it will be very awkward for them to continue. Shame that so many K-pop groups seem to end on a sour note, and so often because of money. If I were a manager in the K-pop business, I would take a serious look on how the system for making money works, and how to overhaul it so that the artists are treated fairly instead of like semi-slaves for years.

dooda Friday, February 3, 2017

Yes it's about money. And yes she has all the rights to ask for it if she was working so hard.

karakamilia Friday, February 3, 2017

Awe man, she lied right through her teeth when she said "It isn't about the money". Well, you know in KPOP, you have to have 1 or 2 huge court case session or controversy in order to call it KPOP.

pink_oracle karakamilia Friday, February 3, 2017

You do a job, you get a wage. In this world without money you die. If she wanted to leave becuase she wasn't rich then yeah, condemn her. But she hasn't been paid AT ALL. Unpaid labor has another name, slavery.

Xadne Friday, February 3, 2017

This is going to be interesting...

RAS33 Friday, February 3, 2017

I don't have a problem if she says it's about the money, you work hard you deserve it. But saying its not about the money and then saying they still haven't paid her, i'm confused, so money is the problem. If it is say it and fight for it! also i like how she knows what is the consequence

trogdorthe8th RAS33 Friday, February 3, 2017

I think she's trying to say it in terms of not being greedy. I read it as "It's not about me asking for more than my fair share, it's about me asking for what's rightfully mine which was stated in our pre-signed contracts, which my company refuses to adhere to."

Kurare Friday, February 3, 2017

"it's not about the money..." ........ ITS ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY!How do you win a legal case under the plea of no-confidence into a exclusive contract (assuming here since that's the standard issued + 7yrs) is beyond me. They can literally lock her up in the dungeons kind of like what YGE did to Minzy. Hope it fairs well for them in the legal preceding(s) cause it don't look pretty dreary =(

CCA Thursday, February 2, 2017

She's very exotic looking.

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