On December 31, Big Bang held their final concert of the year at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul. The show was completed with 4 members - G-Dragon, Daesung, Seungri, and Taeyang.
According to Chinese media outlet Sina, T.O.P wasn't able to attend the event due to his military enlistment and marijuana controversy, however, enjoyed a New Year's Eve party with his friends on the same day of Big Bang's concert.
A friend of T.O.P shared a photo from their night out via social media, which quickly spread online. In the black and white image, T.O.P is nicely dressed in a suit and enjoying drinks and food with his friends.
Seeing this, some netizens criticized the star, commenting, "Is this his way of reflecting on his wrongdoings?" While others were just happy to see T.O.P enjoying time with his friends.