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Minzy compares YG Entertainment and her current label Music Works

By yckim124   Monday, April 17, 2017   205,578   12,740   0



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Minzy talked about her former label YG Entertainment. 

On April 17, Minzy held her solo debut showcase. At the event, she compared her current and former label, and said, "Music Works is like a family. We are very 'fighting', 'fighting' so it's fun when we start and process things." 

SEE ALSO: Minzy finally debuts solo with 'NINANO'

She then talked about the difference to YG Entertainment, saying, "YG is very systematic and there are rules. Now, there are things that I can do on my own and I can also pitch ideas. I'm enjoying it."

You can watch Minzy's solo debut MV ''NINANO'' here. 

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YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, April 18, 2017

So is she trying to throw shade? :D Nothing more to say.

lolhaha YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Iono Wheesung, Gummy, and many previous artists said that too. Basically if it isn't "Cool" YGE won't release it.

ellagkpopunnie YoUrAvErAgEVIP Tuesday, April 18, 2017

No, read the whole article on Soompi. Allkpop excluded a lot of what she said in the actual interview. She is very grateful to YG

Fantastic_Bibi YoUrAvErAgEVIP Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One thing I learned is to always check another legit source like Soompi. Their article is written WAAAAY better there. This is even barely an article. Plus they left out a lot of important parts. Lol.

MidnightAtarian lolhaha Wednesday, April 19, 2017

There's a big difference between "cool" and "successful" If the YG team doesn't think it'll be huge or successful, they dont see a reason to release it. YG is a business after all.

Fantastic_Bibi MidnightAtarian Thursday, April 20, 2017

Exactly. Just like every other successful entertainment company.

johnnyvvlog Tuesday, April 18, 2017

At least she's actually releasing stuff unlike others who stayed in YG. She has to thank YG for a lot but seeing how long it takes CL to actually come out with solo stuff I really believe she made the right decision here.

ellagkpopunnie johnnyvvlog Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I think CL is just being careful of what to release since most of her previous releases werent much of a success.

kpoplolita ellagkpopunnie Tuesday, April 18, 2017

nah CL always sold well but no shes not like...Taeyeon in terms of vocals JUST like hyunA. Both hyunA and CL are v appealing and charismatic performers. ppl like to be entertained and theyll pay for it. She did well in her solos thanks to her fanbase and at least shes puting beats that have yiekded way better results. Many ppl agree if Cls voice wasnt "nasally" they would like her solos more BUT CLs solos are still bops because at least the flow is there. MTBD featured on Lucifer on UStvseries. As for her debut, she has to b careful its a different country with different rules.

kpoplolita johnnyvvlog Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It takes MONEY to put music out. Just because u put music out, doesnt mean it will be a hit/do well.. You can put music out every week but it might still suck. If you are your own artist and self-managed its easier as u dont have to keep answering to many ppl but u do have to look at the market... FOR EXAMPLE, Jay park is selfmade, Nam taehyun is going down that path as well but he knows he needs to secure his finances when he left a big co like YG to be by himsself and do different indiemusic. Now he has his own agency where he will get almost all the the profit. BOTH put out BOP music for the market and caters to them & succeed. Businesses expect ROI on the product they put out. Then they analyze where the faults/issues were and how improvements can be made. Its not like MW is minzys OWN company she cant do as she pleases everytime. Even if she enjoys working at MW, even if its not as systematic as big 3 co where she couldnt contribute as much, it doesnt mean MW will let her release just ANYTHING (probably not after UNO). They probably are disappointed considering minzys rep that they were mediaplaying since last yr taking shots at YG leftright, HANTEO states her album sales for 1st day was about 100 copies only... its pretty low. Ninano was released because she wanted to showcase dance BUT the camerawork+MV direction+music choice which was probably too experimental + dancemoves used, IMO were sub-par. Maybe minzy approved the MV and MW trusted her instincts. Her title track was a complete miss when ING was livelier and flowed well.. IF this is her style, when she is capable of much more, then fans cant do anything about it. I'll be looking forward to her next release, whenever that will be.. best not to get cocky when she just released 5 songs for the first time. BTW I did buy the album on Itunes & at least when YG artists return after eons they always manage to slay and it not just bcz of the fanbase, the music flows better and nonfans tend to get on board too.

ellagkpopunnie kpoplolita Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I meant her "american" songs. I've always enjoyed her korean releases and I know those songs like MTBD and Baddest Female sold pretty well

kpoplolita ellagkpopunnie Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hellobitches def did better than lifted but im proud of her for not giving up despite all the pressure and harassment it cant be easy debuting in usa as a minority female but i hope SB can give her a strong debut and promote her. I remember usa and intl fans were putting requests for cls lifted to play on the radio and many succeeded and stations played it, everyone was doing their best just like how they r doing for minzy on intl kpop itunes. Kbjs have a lot of competition this comeback and as of day1, hanteo reports 100 copies for UNO :( i dont think this was her best but i still bought her album to support her. BUT not every fan will buy something they dont lik just bcz its their bias).

ellagkpopunnie kpoplolita Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Yeah I'm proud of CL as well. She's a very strong and determined womsn. If I were her, I probably woulda given up on the whole us debut thing and continued to just be a queen in korea. But she really wants to make it in america so all I can do is support her. The thing with Lifted is it's just not a great song. It's kinda boring. The vocal. The rap. The melody, everything about it is bland. I know CL can rap and sing better than she did in that song so I hope she will have better singles next time. Woah that's kinda sad. I love my baby minzy but I didnt like any of the songs enough to buy the album. This is just her first time alone so i'm sure more people will recognize her as an individual artist and she'll do better

tzuu_x Tuesday, April 18, 2017

She would be nothing without YG.

YoUrAvErAgEVIP tzuu_x Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Words of a god

ellagkpopunnie tzuu_x Tuesday, April 18, 2017

She said that but allkpop didnt include it here. If you go to Soompi and read about the interview there, you will know that Minzy said "Without YG, there will be no Gong Minzy"

kpoplolita tzuu_x Tuesday, April 18, 2017

she knows that she said it in her spotlight interview on utube she holding the 2ne1 debut album "Because THIS exists (2ne1 album), THIS exists (hold her UNO album)." She didnt forget where she came from im glad. Millenium studio is filled with 2ne1 merch not just her selfies

ziyueee Tuesday, April 18, 2017

minzy unni is loveeeeee <3 her

kpoplolita Monday, April 17, 2017

Leave it to akp to wordplace shade she wasnt that straightforward abt oit shecwas v careful  Ppl can contribute but if its not gold then noone will buy. Business have to look at roi and had musicwoeks made ING title track she would have stayed on Kcharts.

nami_chan Monday, April 17, 2017

I feel that there's something missing.. I'm happy to see articles of minzy but come on don't try to start crap , be professional allkpop.

peladocarlos nami_chan Monday, April 17, 2017

More clicks mean more $$$$, so... If you only post good news or didn't try to start fan-wars there's no click-bait to monetize.

nami_chan peladocarlos Wednesday, April 19, 2017

well that explains all

Faeytynn Monday, April 17, 2017

she can't run away from answering question about YG and 2NE1. she should pick another song for her debut.

Delgrantxx Monday, April 17, 2017

2 reasons to read Soompi. 1st, "8 reasons we love Winner to the moon and back". 2nd, the whole interview. I just won't leave AK because Yongguk is extremely handsome in that shirt.

Fantastic_Bibi Monday, April 17, 2017

Wait. LOL. The way this is written sounds like she threw shade at YG. She still is appreciative of her roots. They forgot the part where she was grateful. Hmm.

TheTgbx Fantastic_Bibi Monday, April 17, 2017

yeah the people who write the articles always seem to twist things, not very professional.

Miawruu TheTgbx Monday, April 17, 2017

In order to create a drama, the writers always twist the story or 'delete' the details.

SahanaE Fantastic_Bibi Monday, April 17, 2017

Writers always take a line out of context and make it seem like she's throwing shade.

kpoplolita Fantastic_Bibi Tuesday, April 18, 2017

read on soompi pls :) no shade there she was v thankful to both Yg and 2ne1 . and yes yg is more systematic no brainer there

Fantastic_Bibi kpoplolita Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Yup it's a good thing I stumbled upon their article too. Now that's an article. This? Eh I dunno. It's just roughly two paragraphs and they left out a lot of crucial parts. Not sure if it was intentional, but it made them look like a gossip tabloid.

Fantastic_Bibi TheTgbx Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pretty common in the entertainment industry because they love to start scandals. Disgusting, but it sadly sells. Tsk tsk.

_CLeO Monday, April 17, 2017

@allkpop is too obvious. Nice try tho.

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