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Minzy says Jeon So Mi reminds her of her younger days + she struggled the most during 2NE1's hiatus

By yckim124   Wednesday, April 19, 2017   124,727   7,753   139



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Minzy shared about her solo debut and more in 'International bnt'.

Currently, Minzy is one of the members on KBS variety show 'Unnies' Slam Dunk 2'. She talked about the youngest member Jeon So Mi and said, "I'm proud of So Mi because she reminds me of myself when I was young. I debuted when I was just 16-years-old and I didn't know how the world worked. I didn't know how to handle social life and I wasn't able to make clear decisions in situations." She added, "It was my dreams to go to retreats or school trips with friends."

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Minzy then revealed that the greatest difficulty of all was 2NE1's hiatus following ''Come Back Home'' promotions. She explained, ''I really wanted to go on stage but I felt like I was just stuck in one place as our hiatus continued to get longer. That's why I went to go learn dancing at a dance school in LA."

You can read Minzy's full interview in the latest issue of 'International bnt'.

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grumps Thursday, April 20, 2017

Unnies Slam Dunk turned into Somi and Minzy Slam Dunk. I like them both, but the rest of the cast is pretty damn interesting.

Primadonna_ELVIS grumps Saturday, April 22, 2017

I was glad to see that in the latest episode all got their fair share of attention :)

YoUrAvErAgEVIP Thursday, April 20, 2017

If You are not a reader Prepare for the BOOK you're going to see Downstairs

gigi9 Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stupid ppl complaining why she always brings YG and 2ne1, she spent 11 years of her life in there for God sake!  Shud she just forget it all and pretend that past never existed?  She already said without YG there will be no Minzy,  she knows that very well.  Besides didn't Jessica talk about SNSD a lot when she made her solo debut? Jay park still gets asked about JYP even after 6 years, it's inevitable she will be getting questions,  they are ppl from famous groups and the top 3 companies so just deal with it,  at least in Minzy's case we no there is no beef going on,  Bom supports her,  Dara speaks good of her,  and so does minzy speaks good of 2ne1 and YG,  YG isn't playing any dirty games and is letting Minzy promote everywhere and on every music show unlike JYP and especially SM

kpoplolita gigi9 Thursday, April 20, 2017

agreed. shes allowed to talk about it since shes promoting and its her first ever solo career after 2ne1, bound to b Qs

ppase Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I swear people are dumb. She has every right to bring up 2ne1 in interviews because she was a part of 2ne1. She went through life being a part of 2ne1. Idk why yall getting mad for like anything shes saying will affect a group that has disbanded. People build a bridge and get over it, because Minzy wont stop.

KARENSEA ppase Thursday, April 20, 2017

She was park of 2ne1, you are corect in that. However when it was time to tal the way she is talking now about them, she said she did nto wanted any conection with it and wanted only tot alk about Minzy. What changed now?

ppase KARENSEA Thursday, April 20, 2017

please, stop believing every little rumor haters post on social media. Never did she say anything about not wanting any connection with 2ne1

KARENSEA ppase Friday, April 21, 2017

Is nto a rumor is basically what she said in "nicer" words i her interview after leaving YG.

ppase KARENSEA Friday, April 21, 2017

ppl like to twist words. sure whatever.

sunbaeUmf Wednesday, April 19, 2017

sometime my spirit animal is just whisper to me told me that i look like minzy

juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

And then again, she can't make an interview without tagging 2ne1 days. It's all about 2ne1 struggles, YG management. GIRL MOVE ON, put your shit together! for god's sake, she can't even talk about herself without bragging her past. Also, fans, cmon how long would you judge whether it's YG's fault, 2ne1's fault, Bom's fault? No one wants to move on? Although she keeps always talking about past and nothing about her current work I won't be her fan or have anything good to say about. To me she wants to be the victim all the time, girl you sign and re-sing that contract, don't act like they kidnapped you all these years

lye54 juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This is her past. You never talked about a situation where you struggled in your past? She came back from a long hiatus so she has every right to express herself.

hiroonakamura juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

why are the stupid comments like yours in so many articles nowadays? dont you realize that she gets asked questions, not that she just randomly talks about whatever she wants during an interview? come on now.

veronicavivian juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

She spent 8 years as 2NE1, why is she not allowed to speak about it? You're the one who needs to move the fuck on with your nonsenses.

hanalala707 juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hey faggot,,,she is known for 2ne1 member. The whole world know it.

juliet_exo lye54 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If she wants so badly be a solo artist she needs to stop answering every time she gets asked about the past. If she is so proud of her current work then cut the crap and move on. She is saying the same thing every single time and the one who is being criticized is her. She can defend her work either, she just victimizes herself and no one kidnapped her 8 years and she signs and re-signs the contract so fans should seriously take into account that too. Anyhow, till now she spends her last 3 month talking about 2ne1 and nothing else. Even now that she can talk about her new single, she focus only in attract the media by talking about the past.

juliet_exo hiroonakamura Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Don't you realize either that she can choose not to answer? What? of course, every tabloid would ask her but if she wants to stand out and be something else apart from 2ne1 then she should stop talking about them every single time and focus on her work

juliet_exo hanalala707 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Well well, what's that vocabulary? Is it a word you learn early today? call fagot is so accurate to you profile picture you know? Anyways, of course, the whole world knows that she WAS part of 2ne1, but cmon, if she left and her goal is to be something else apart from 2ne1 and YG don't you think it's about time to stop talking and relating her all the time to the past. Or what? she should focus on her work, her songs, and their solo career instead. When she run out of stories about 2ne1 what would she do? tabloids will look up for another scandal and she would be forgotten as simple as that.

juliet_exo veronicavivian Wednesday, April 19, 2017

She spent 8 years in 2ne1 and you are saying that like if that were a bad thing. Watch your grammar. Anyhow, I'm not against of her talking about 2ne1, but what I'm against is that she had been doing it for about 4 months on the row. I meant if she wants to come clean as a fresh and new solo artist don't you think it's fair enough to stop talking about the past? instead of saying "I'm Minzy, I'm a solo artist. I'm talented in this and that, I want to be closer to my fans wherever is possible" she is saying YG this, 2ne1 members that, 8 years, hiatus. She is not being clever till now. its time to move on

veronicavivian juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

??????? Pointing out my grammar, and then you write against OF. This is not a grammar class, but if you care so much about it, worry about your own grammar. Interviews like this one always have more questions, so it's not her fault if news sites choose to focus only on the answers that mention 2NE1.

sunbaeUmf juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

never knew that human banned to show how precious her memory was.

ppase juliet_exo Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Its her life experience, she can talk about it all she wants. Get over it.

juliet_exo veronicavivian Wednesday, April 19, 2017

it's her fault to keep talking about the past when she perfectly knows that she's wasting her time talking about the past instead of open roads as a Solo artist, or she plans to rest on the fame of the past?(2ne1's fame) What an artist, playing so lame. Even through my grammar is great and your not so, you have to call a typing mistake to don't feel like I can point out some of your mistakes LOL.

juliet_exo sunbaeUmf Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A struggle is not a precious memory. And she keeps talking about the hard times, the enduring years, how she suffers from this to that. Guess what? every single artist has to endure, face up hard times, every human being has to, so if she is trying to keep YG and 2NE1 behind why she keeps talking about them? Wouldn't it be better if her focus were in her solo career instead of calling out tabloids to her her sad stories? I'm pretty sure CL, Bom and Dara had struggles too, but CL is no over there playing victim, as well as Dara and Bom. Above all this, she is been doing this since Unnies Slam Drunk 2 premiere.

juliet_exo ppase Wednesday, April 19, 2017

No, you get over eat shit and act like you let it go already. You are here reading and commenting anyways.

veronicavivian juliet_exo Thursday, April 20, 2017

DOES she plan to, and even though not even through. Sure, I will count the second one as a typing mistake.

ppase juliet_exo Thursday, April 20, 2017

yes, commenting on how stupid you sound.

LAFF92 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

YG did her wrong? LOL. Let's be realistic here, without YG, she wont be able to go to that dancing school in LA, without YG , there will be no MINZY in that new company releasing new songs which is  the reason for  this interview. Without YG, there will  be no 2ne1. Without YG, we won't be  talking about her NOW. YG picked her to be in 2ne1 because of  her talent amidst a culture that glorifies physical beauty which is kpop. She struggled like everyone during their hiatus. She left, she was not booted out. Now she's talking about her former group , and that's ok since she was asked. But it would have been more helpful  for her ,career wise  if she will talk about her songs and her career  goals in the future. In the end,it seems like the group she left behind help her publicity now more than anything.

Lary_kpop LAFF92 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dear... Media pics the parts of her interview that makes articles. She probably spoke a lot about her music and album, but people want to hear about 2ne1 so that's what they highlight. Blaming her is not only unfair, but a bit naive of you and also cruel to her. She just wants to move on.

lizvip LAFF92 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

agree 100% with you

veronicavivian LAFF92 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Exactly what Lary said. Obviously all these interviews are much longer with a lot more questions but the media focuses in things they think will get clicks. Minzy's name alone is not known enough to get attention.

Lynnbia LAFF92 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Makes me sick that some people only see what they want to see . Please use ur brain and notice who are the ones who can't more on

Primadonna_ELVIS Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I don't think that by "I struggled the most", Minzy ment she struggled more than her fellow members, but instead that it was the heardest period for her. Still, it gave her an opportunity to make some important descisions for her future and work on her skills so it still wasn't that bad I suppose.I feel Minzy became so much more mature after she left 2NE1. I think it was the best choice for her to leave YG Ent. and focus on her personal dreams, even though it sure hurt BlackJacks a lot to see her go. She was my bias in 2NE1 and I still support her with all my heart and wish her all the best for her future. Uno is an album I love and I hope we can see much more of her in the future <3

kpoplolita Primadonna_ELVIS Thursday, April 20, 2017

thats why my top (essay) comment says AKp worded it as click-bait. She never says who go it worse, she focused on getting through her struggles :)

NoonaVip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

EVERYONE struggled in 2ne1, it's just that everyone managed their struggles differently. CL took the opportunity to network more and thrived for a U.S. Debut in which was being managed by Scooter Braun (worked her ass off), Dara used her sources and network and worked her way in variety shows and remained relevant in the Philippines (worked her ass off too). Bom basically had no choice to hide because of k netz. Minzy was traveling and did things she couldn't do on a normal basis but I think her hiatus did her well didn't it? She came to make her choice to stand alone instead. Without that hiatus, she wouldn't be able to follow her dreams like she's doing now. Things happen for a reason. The thing about Minzy being in YG, since she wasn't so social like the rest of them, she didn't have sources to work with to have an individuality like the other 3. So now she's left and made new friends and found a label who is more like family to her. I guess if the YG people wasn't family like to her all these years, i guess it was best for her to leave. I've given a lot of rants about Minzy these past few months with different feelings towards her everytime and I guess I'm finally at the closure of it all. Now, After seeing her solo release and the stuff she decides to say during interviews, I think I'm ready to finally let her go and have no more concerns about her choices and path. I personally don't think her solo showed any new side of Minzy like she aimed for us to see, but I still wish her well and improvement.

Lynnbia NoonaVip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

thank god . I hope not to see you comment on her posts anymore and repeating yourself while claiming you do not hate her*

NoonaVip Lynnbia Wednesday, April 19, 2017

You got issues. I always admitted that I was bitter about Minzy but hating her isn't even close. I like her more than I liked Dara. You are just mad at me for not agreeing with the hate you spew around here about YG. You took my opinion about Minzy as hate while you dragged YG up and down AKP. Hypocrisy at its finest. Anyway, I'm glad to make you a bit thrilled about me having some closure here about Minzy. I mean the results of her solo wasn't thrilling and you couldn't prove your point so I guess me shutting up officially would make you less insecure. No problem. Have a wonderful day sweetie.

veronicavivian NoonaVip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

There is no such thing as family when it comes to work. YG is a company, a workplace. If the works suits you, you make good money and you get along with the other workers, you won't leave. But if after 8 years in the same work, you start making less money, you don't feel productive and you wonder every day if you might get fired, it's okay to leave that place and find something better for yourself. I don't disagree entirely with your comment, but YG stans need to realize YG is a company whose purpose is to make money, not a family. She didn't betrayed anyone by leaving because it's her right to leave and want other things.

NoonaVip veronicavivian Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Oh I know, I was just referencing the family talk because Minzy mentioned her new label as family like. I honestly don't really care whether it's truly a family ordeal there or not. However, the support is what I stan

lizvip NoonaVip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Me either. I agree with you. Work is work!. That swhy people (specially Minzy fans), should nto expect sharity work from YG to give Minzy solo, .. just because she is Minzy, when was obvios he could not get anything from it.

NoonaVip lizvip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One should never expect what isn't owed to them or else one's expectations will be a fault. I live that way everyday. It's less stressful and it reminds me to keep working hard.

lizvip NoonaVip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Great advice!! You just reminded me of Daesung, he never expected a solo fter his scandal and to be this popular in Japan, but look at him now?

NoonaVip lizvip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dude he's slaying in Japan! I'm so Proud of him!

lizvip NoonaVip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I'm soooo Happy for him!!

Lynnbia NoonaVip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I never said anything about YG :D i actually always protect against those who accuse him of 2NE1's disbandmnt . and i never hated anyone in this site either . i also never state my opinion as a fact

Lynnbia lizvip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If fans of minzy shouldn't expect charity work then 2NE1 fan (ot3 fans ) shouldn't expect charity from YG either since they became the most hated group in korea . And BIGBANG situation is soo different , like don't bring daesung into this because he was soo popular on tv during Bigbang's debut

lizvip Lynnbia Wednesday, April 19, 2017

And he becasem popular out of his OWN hand. He got most of his work as a comedian on his own, back in the day. He nor seungri waited for the company tio give them evrything with golden spoon. Second what charity does OT3 fans wantd from YG tho? lol, when BOM and Dara, were the mosnt popular memebrs in korea since 2ne1 debuted, YG got/get a lot from them, compared to Minzy. A lot of 2NE1 fans came from does 2. And both worked hard to even created their own vairety show to be abbly to promote and one point when Minzy refused, remember?

KARENSEA Lynnbia Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Lizvip is right. 2NE1 get a lot of popularity thanks to Park Bom and Dara, so I dont think anything what their fans aske for them to YG is called charity. Park Bom and Dara were at time the face of 2NE1, and when they became Big and CL and Minzy refused to continue with 2ne1rv, when Dara and Park Bom again the ones that wanted to continued it and went to more variety shows and even had their own "doubleparktv", in youtube to promote. So I agree with Noonavip as well. Bigbang created their image thanks to variety as well, they were ery actie in them in their first years, and have being in charge of their own solo albums since from the start.

Lynnbia lizvip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

the kind of charity i'm talking about is expecting them to continue to promote them when South Korea doesn't want to hear about them anymore . SEUNGRI AND DAESUNG did work hard but who do you think sent them to those shows :') you think they went there by their own ? YG sent them , he gave them the chance to do that . the situation is sooo different . you're basically accusing Minzy of wanting to be given the golden spoon when u don't know anything about the real situation

KARENSEA Lynnbia Wednesday, April 19, 2017

But who said they wanted them to promote in korea?, mostly was international fans and they were asking YG to relese albums and let them promove overseas . If you atually read a lot about Bigabng you will know that YG did not "send" them to does shows, they got conections with PD and people on the field and them with the confirmation that they could be part of it asked YG with all the things on the table formt he start. Seungri explanied this over and over again. He have presented YG with full plan, he does not go for YG to make it for him. Have you even saw Minzy on the studpio since 2ne1 hiatus? mau ebt alking with producers? going out with them?. When she joined ehr new company they said she was taking long because she had to go to producers and get some songs from the, wish show that she mostly have no conections int he industry.

lizvip Lynnbia Wednesday, April 19, 2017

who said she did not liked variety shows?... yep!! you guessed right Minzy!, why would YG send some one who said does not want to go and on top of that is not considarate funny or good at it?. Seungri and Daesung always showed their desire and interest to go to variety shows, and on top of that they actually looked for it them selves , something similar of what Seunghoon from WINNER is doing now.

Jaywalking_Panda lizvip Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Why u on a minzy article if all you do is try to drag her down gtfo go support your bias we don't need negative words here. Acting like minzy did work for her solo she worked just as hard as other idols as well. Not like you are an idol and now what goes on behind closed doors. Just so tired of seeing ppl post negative stuff about minzy get a life and move on.

NoonaVip Jaywalking_Panda Wednesday, April 19, 2017

If you don't like what you read then why would you join a comment section that will blow up your notifications about things you don't want to read. Are you sure you're tired of it? Lol

lizvip Jaywalking_Panda Wednesday, April 19, 2017

this comment section is here for a reason, you dont want to read ? well the doors are open for you to EXIT, but I will not stop posting what exactly I think just because you dont like it =D

CCA Wednesday, April 19, 2017

YG did her wrong.

kpoplolita CCA Wednesday, April 19, 2017

no MW did her wrong by picking the most mediocre title track for her and using a boring 2013 MV style. Dont blame YG when all MW did was get her hyped and then give us musical blueballs. Minzy deserved to showcase more. They could have given her a DOUBLE title track since superowman/ING is MORE popular.

CCA kpoplolita Wednesday, April 19, 2017

I agree. The song isn't what we were expecting.

Lynnbia CCA Wednesday, April 19, 2017

YG didn't do her wrong . it was just time to move on . what do u think would happen to her if she stayed . even 2NE1 would have disbanded (or they would still be in hiatus and keep on lying and hiding the truth while using the fans to promote the members projects )

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