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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Monday, April 2, 2018

Government official reveals why Psy and BTS were left out of the North Korea concert

Psy, (Bangtan Boys) BTS
On April 1, big names in K-Pop including Red Velvet, Baek Ji Young, Jo Yong Pil, and more performed at the North Korea concert in Pyongyang. The historical event successfully drew to a close, however, many still questioned why Psy and BTS - the artists who played major roles in spreading K-Pop to the world - were left out of the lineup. 


A government official answered the question in an interview with the press on April 1. Regarding Psy, the official stated, "They [North Korea] had a certain image in mind and thought he would stand out too much from that image." As for BTS' absence, the official simply commented, "Because of their schedule."



You can check out the highlights from the North Korea concert here

  1. Psy
  2. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
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