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Lee Hyori praises MAMAMOO and gives a reason for why she doesn't hate bad press

By mkim93   Tuesday, July 4, 2017   40,626   2,640   0



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On July 4, Lee Hyori held her comeback showcase for her sixth album 'BLACK' at Konkuk University.

SEE ALSO: Lee Hyori drops edgy 'Black' MV

During the showcase, the artist spoke about her album but also how each song was motivated to be made. As this is her comeback after four long years, questions flooded in. One fan asked which junior group she has her eyes on, to which she replied, "MAMAMOO has a lot of talent on multiple levels - I think there are things people are born with and I think they have it. I thought they were going to succeed when they first caught my attention and they proved me right."

She also stated that she will only promote her album on music shows for a week, "I asked IU and she told me she was able to only promote her music for two weeks so I thought I should just do it for one week. A popular artist like IU only gets to promote for a couple weeks, if I drag my promotion longer than I need to I might feel needy. But also, being away from home from so long feels wrong as well."

A fan asked how long she would like to be active/promote until and what kind of music she wants to make in the future. She responded, "Until my hair becomes white. I'd like to sing songs where people ask 'Can she say that?' or 'Is she allowed to sing songs like that?'"

She ended with how the press has changed over the years, "In the past, many journalists asked me really tough and piercing questions but this time around, there were a lot of warm and music-related questions so I'm really grateful for that. However, if there are news articles that are provocative and mean, I'm trying not to hate them. As there are so many news sources and writers, I'm aware the news competition is difficult which causes them to write in a way to receive strong reactions. I'm also trying to live the best I can amongst many so if you can continue to support me, that would be great.

The responses and answers she provided through her showcase truly represented the level of professionalism she has developed over the years to reach the veteran status.

Did you have a chance to listen to her album yet? If you haven't seen her new music video yet, check out the clip below!

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101FanPinoy Thursday, July 6, 2017

Slay Queen, kill that Plastic Soshi bitch!!! The Queen has returned.

oxymorac Wednesday, July 5, 2017

In early 2015, when Mamamoo had barely debuted for a year, they expressed their admiration for and look up to Hyori sunbaenim too ^^

xloveseoul Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Awww yesss! She's a MAMAMOO fan 😍 Same girl, same 😍

pink_oracle Tuesday, July 4, 2017

She's Hyorish, she'll survive any negative press. Even that bin liner dress can't bring her down.

hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

But mamamoo is racist and ignorant

sgjb_98 hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

They aren't though...

england hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mamamoo is not racist or ignorant. They are great, even the queen said it.

BTS_love_Army hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

lol they r not racist. They acknowledged their mistake. But racist, they r far from that in my opinion. What does that have to do with anything in this article? I actually recently gotten into this group and it seems like ppl r just judging without looking into it. Oh well I guess ppl r just salty and don't like it when they r appreciated which is what your doing. Then again u can feel however u wanna feel

jinssam hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

There's always one who makes a comment like this seriously. Get out

Moomoomineelvis hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Girl good damn day.

hanalala707 BTS_love_Army Tuesday, July 4, 2017

So is blackface not racist??? I know they aware about American culture since their music is so influenced by it. And mocking non celebrity with that ugly face is so disturbing since a lot of non celebrity like doctor and professor arr prettier than her. I used to be a fan but their attitude turned me off

BigBlueagain hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Outside the West, blackface isn't really a thing. This is your projection of YOUR so-called culture onto someone else who doesn't share it. Fuck off troll.

hanalala707 BigBlueagain Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Before mamamoo scandal, there are some blackface scandal in korea. I know they have access to know what was happen but they choose to ignored it to make some buzz or something.

BigBlueagain hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

You definitely have a comprehension problem. Blackface is not a thing there. They care in how it affects sales, other than that, they don't care. They don't see it as offensive. They see it as mimicry. Not negative or positive, just there. I know this is a lot more than your tiny little so-called brain is used to handling, but just pretend that it's something you can troll and you might get it.

jinssam hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Ok first of all, being influenced musically by American culture doesn't mean they know African American history LOL the two are completely separate. Second, they did not do it for "some buzz". They come from a small company and that incident took a serious toll on them. They apologized right away and they've learned. Third, get your damn facts straight before you start accusing them of things. They did not "mock non-celebrities". It was taken completely out of context from the fan cafe out of a series of posts in relation to their Aze Gag theme and blown way out of proportion. Don't try to pretend you were a fan before; if you were you wouldn't accuse them like this, knowing what kind of people they are.

BTS_love_Army hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Pls save it I don't think u were ever a fan to begin with. Otherwise you would know that wasn't their intention. You definitely lack common sense for sure. Maybe u should go outside and interact with ppl and stay off the internet. And stop assuming things not everything is true🙄

hanalala707 BTS_love_Army Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Do you have a mirror or something?

BTS_love_Army hanalala707 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Speak for yourself 😒

sgjb_98 hanalala707 Wednesday, July 5, 2017

People should get their facts straight regarding blackface. Blackface always goes with the intention of making a fool out of people with dark skin. That's not what Mamamoo did. They love Bruno Mars and his song, so there was never a negative intention. Because why would they even want to mock or portray someone they admire as a stupid person?!

hanalala707 sgjb_98 Wednesday, July 5, 2017

So do you saying that people allowed to paint their skin black as long as they have no negative intention????? How ignorant is that. You're disgusting person.

sgjb_98 hanalala707 Wednesday, July 5, 2017

It's called dressing up, where you try to look like somebody (as accurate as possible) by copying their look and appearance. This includes clothing, hairstyle/color, and sometimes even eye color and, yes, skin color. These are just features of someone's appearance. And if one of those physical features happens to be seen as something that often holds a deeper meaning or association, it doesn't mean that the person dressing up is referring to this. So if Mamamoo dresses up as a person with a dark skin color, it just means that they copied a physical feature, trying to look like that person as much as they could.

hanalala707 sgjb_98 Wednesday, July 5, 2017're such a disgusting and disturbing person. My black friend see your comment just recently and she said she's really wanna punch you on the face. You're stupid and so dumb, OmG

anonymous_pill hanalala707 Wednesday, July 5, 2017

If you don't mind me asking, are you any different? Have you never made a mistake in your life or said something remotely offensive? If you think you're perfect, then sure, go on and judge these girls. But I highly doubt that you have the intellect or common sense to discern right from wrong since YOU are the one spreading hate to a group of singers and their supporters that haven't done anything to you. If it REALLY bothers you that Mamamoo is earning the praise and respect that they deserve, then HEY, I HAVE AN IDEA, why don't you stop reading EVERY SINGLE article about them? Seems like you're more obsessed with them than their actual fans...

anonymous_pill hanalala707 Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Oh and also, Wheein was making the derp face with a caption meaning that she always has to put on a serious and proper face as a celebrity in the Korean entertainment industry, and making a goofy face let's her feel like an average person with a fun and lighthearted personality. Do you even realize how sad that is... she's saying that she's losing her sense of self because her life as a celebrity always feels like a show. She's not saying that she's prettier than average people, she's saying that she WANTS to be average sometimes. Sorry, did your miniscule brain not comprehend that?

BigBlueagain hanalala707 Wednesday, July 5, 2017

You. Are. A. Moron.

michinpabo anonymous_pill Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hanalala is a known troll. His only objective is to irritate. Arguing or reasoning with him is a pointless exercise. It does feel good to call him a shithead every once in a while though. lol

hanalala707 anonymous_pill Thursday, July 6, 2017

Want to be average???? Her face is below average bitch, she is fucking ugly. I saw a lot of non celebrity people prettier than her and without fake ass plastic like she had. They are doctor, professor and engineer. They are not average even if they are non celeb

jinssam anonymous_pill Thursday, July 6, 2017

His reply to your clear explanation proves his english and basic logical comprehension skills (brains can be very little) are lacking. Lets just... leave him be lol

manupecks Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Aaah queen! And Mamamoo must be so happy receiving praise from Kpop royalty!

BigBlueagain Tuesday, July 4, 2017

As expected of both KPop legend and royalty.

jinssam Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Queens recognize Queens :3 And Wheein responded in Mamamoo's official fan cafe saying "thank you so much hyori unni, i love you...please accept my love" <3

ShayMin Tuesday, July 4, 2017

I love the whole undone, "Zoe Kravitz" look. She pulled it off. I was hoping for some more dancing in the MV, but after hearing the song, and seeing the vid, I dont think it would've been necessary. The song is different. I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. I wouldn't change the station if it was playing on the radio or popped up in a youtube playlist, but it's not something I'd purchase. I'm neutral when it comes to the song. Just by hearing her latest releases, I can see that she's maturing as an artist, and I'm glad she's back.

sun3sun Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Is she mixed ? Or she's just tan ?

suga500 sun3sun Tuesday, July 4, 2017

she's full korean and thats her normal skin colour.

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