Shaun opened up about his sajaegi controversy on MBC Every1's 'Video Star.'
This summer, Shaun and his agency Limez Entertainment were accused of manipulating the charts after his song, "Way Back Home," beat popular artists such as TWICE and Black Pink, and took #1 on the music charts.
On the October 23 episode of the talk show, Shaun shared his thoughts on overcoming popular idol groups and taking over the music charts. He said, "It felt unreal. Something like this actually happened in my life. I'm still stunned."
When asked if he checks the music charts every day, Shaun answered, "It's been a while since I've checked. I stopped checking after I placed #1. I thought something tremendous happened when I entered the top 100."
Shaun also shared about "Way Back Home." He said, "The melody was produced five years ago. Originally, it was a song created for JYJ's Jaejoong. But it was rejected because the original edition was deemed too similar to a Japanese song, so it got recreated in 5 hours."
Shaun once again claimed innocence on the sajaegi accusations. He said, "There was no manipulation at all. I received so much attention (for the issue). It became a pain in my heart, but I'm overcoming it well now."
He also claimed innocence for Limez Entertainment. Shaun said, "Even my close peers were suspicious, but the agency is not the size that could (do sajaegi). The people I work with have been with me for 4-5 years."
Shaun revealed he has been avoiding people and became a homebody since the controversy. He said, "I'm trying my best to be an artist who can prove myself with music."