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Posted by germainej AKP STAFF 23 days ago

Shannon explains why she's leaving MBK Entertainment and Korea soon

Shannon explained to fans why she plans to leave her agency MBK Entertainment and South Korea in the near future. 

In an Instagram story on January 24, the British-Korean singer answered fan questions, revealing she intends to leave Korea to focus on composing new songs. She also confirmed she won't be having a comeback, and she plans to leave her agency very soon. Shannon further detailed her issues with MBK Entertainment and listed problems, such as using her voice as a guide without permission, not crediting her English lyrics for songs, passing songs meant for her to other artists, and using her to promote other label artists.

Shannon concluded, "You can blame my company for that matter. I promise to come out with something soon."

Read her full Instagram story post below, and stay tuned for updates on Shannon Williams and MBK Entertainment.

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lyricaldancer10 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

I hope everyone leaves. They are a horrible company. Which becomes more and more evident

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Hopefully 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

They are really and truly awful. I still remember when Dia's Chaeyeon said that their CEO makes them keep a scale in front of the fridge so they have to stand on it before they get anything to eat. The company seems super messed up and I definitely don't want to support it.

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lyricaldancer10 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Yes! especially with that! Possible huge trigger warning they are starting. I really want everyone to leave the company.

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vobitem (Banned) 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

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targy 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Good that she's leaving. She deserves better than that.

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Brown_Cream 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

That girl needs to sing and we need to hear her voice, I'm guessing she'll do it in english but whatever, MBK is a dead end

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its_queenbee 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Good luck to Shannon! Hoping for the best in her career!

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MaeilKpop 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I will never forgive MBK for wasting Shannon's golden voice. If she releases any albums under a different label I'll be eager to hear them.

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callmetree 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I've been a fan of her for a long time so I'm happy she's leaving that shitty company. Even when she did come back with "Hello", she didn't get proper promotions.

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pinupgirl158 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I've never heard of anything good about MBK. They even changed it from Core Contents Media because of their bad reputation. Even if you change the name of the company, if the horrible people are still there, it's going to remain a horrible company. EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GET OUT. MBK NEEDS TO SHUT DOWN!

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whatever101 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

hopefully this can serve as a warning for future young talented singers to sign away their life with this crappy label

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Soulbrother 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Lol T-Ara should have been enough warning :D

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iBangChan 22 days ago 7
22 days ago

this is why i would be VERY hesitant to go work in korea

my boy jae suk couldn't get even get his paychecks without going to court twice

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Hopefully 22 days ago 4
22 days ago

There's a lot of shady stuff that goes on in Korea for sure. I live here and teach English at a middle school. Before I came here I researched all the options and ended up going for public school even though you get paid a little less because you get a contract with decent terms and are actually treated like a human being. I've read way too many horror stories of people who come to Korea and work at hagwons (tutoring academies) and then get totally screwed by their bosses.

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iBangChan 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

smart thinking. thats exactly what i'd be afraid of

in korea they won't just owe you one check or pay late a few times, they'll owe 50,000 in unpaid wages lol

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D_Liam 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

that's horriable. for a developed country, that is shit.

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Brown_Cream 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Lol Missmanaging Businessmen of Kpop?

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iBangChan 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

oh its not just kpop

its all over south korea

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robin1 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Korea doesn't appreciate foreign talent. I don't think any foreigner should go there to make money when they can make waaaaay more money outside of Asia. Yeah it's tougher to break into Western markets but at least you have a little bit more say so and freedom over your career. Good luck to her.

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Illsick 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

She’s bilingual and just needs the right environment to develop more. Sadly she was used as a prop and not respected as a singer. But it’s as you say

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elmaqusecaento 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

MBK is a mismanagement agency

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FriedChickenLove 23 days ago 0
23 days ago

What's this another artist unsatisfied with MBK Entertainment?

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Lord_Blitz 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Fuck MBK!!!! Fuck KKS!!!!.....

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Winston 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

MBK and TS are both getting a lot of bad rap for poor treatment of their artistes, I remember seeing a video where BAP was on radio (NCT's radio program) and read a message from a listener saying he is going to audition at TS Entertainment and asked for some tips. BAP replied "why do u want to audition at TS? i dont think its good, you should go to SM (gesture to NCT), and jokingly said, we want to go over also." and laughed a bit,. but i think in their hearts they probably meant it when they said not to go to TS.

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NgohiongPuso 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

OH MBK ... You did it again... You did it again....

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Rita2020 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

We all know that company is trash, all the artists there should leave

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Kflopstar 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Good for her! Said that her talent was wasted but least she can be free from them. I just wonder why everything has gone so bad for MBK. They literally have no successful groups/soloists since T-ARA & Daivichi left.... seems like Chaeyeon’s ioi paychecks from MNet were keeping them afloat

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Hmbdy 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

Whenever i hear of artists leaving their company, i hope that they join another label, not corrupted by the entertainment world, such as hiphop labels like aomg or maybe psy's new label, etc.


Sad to know she had to go through all this, i hope that she doesn't give up on her dreams

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nnani 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

I agree. There are so many companies she could go to. I'm sad she has to go through this, MBK always sucked but giving up your dream and leaving SK bc of that one company rather than finding another company is so sad. I'd never give up my dream, I'd chase it.I think Shannon would fit well with JYP, WM, and JellyFish. Maybe T.O.P Media and FNC.

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forgivemenot1 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Unfortunately none of those labels would take her in my opinion; Shannon has an image problem, she swears and uses profanity on social media and she has tattoos in prominent locations which are two things the mainstream companies hate and her potty mouth alone would cause huge controversy for those companies trying to establish her, if she was already famous and established that would be less of an issue but she's poisoned the well not being careful of her image in that regard.


Personally I don't have a problem with the above but it is Korea after all and we all know how uptight they are about these things from Koreans and she is a foreigner which in their eyes makes it worse, I think she's only gotten away with it because she isn't that famous and doesn't have much activities but under a better label it would blow up.


Going home is probably her best option sad to say.


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nnani 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

I can see your point though A L O T of artists and idols have tattoos, even in big named companies. A lot curse too, but yes, Shannon does have no filter, I don't blame her for that but I can see that being a major since she does curse often and she is a foreigner, and mixed. I do see your point and I do agree it's just she's not the worst and there are a lot of people in her situation too she's just more talkative.

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bluebird 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Talented and strong girl. She's better off making a career in Japan or internationally though because MBK Ent aka KKS has a reputation to black list artists that have gone against him. All the best to her future.

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500sunny500 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I'd say that this is a good move for her. She's been having problems with MBK (then again, a lot of groups have been having problem with MBK soooo yeah)

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Shaq003 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Yass girl !!!

Image result for clap clap meme funny

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ParktomyJimin 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I'm happy she found the courage and strength to leave and openly speak about how trash MBK is. Well done

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k008 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

she should of look for a new company the first week she debut. They totally screw her over and wasted her youth. Now that she is older it's harder to compete with the younger more relevant idols.

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Caveman13 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I hope when she comes back she will sign with a entertainment company that give its artist creative freedom, like LOEN(KAKAO M) Entertainment. Yes, is it a small company(Not really, since they literally have a bunch of subsidiary company, if LOEN Ent. is a car, it would be a sleeper car) but you get to pursue music your way and according to IU (Knowing Bro) their Company likes people who wants to do a lot of things..

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saemi_fan 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Wow, i dont blame her for leaving.. It's difficult to have creative freedom as an idol when it comes to their own music. Some idols get lucky enough to write their own music and compose tracks, while others have to wait for the company to figure out what to do with them. It sounds like a gamble being a kpop star tbh. I'm sad Shannon will be leaving but hey, maybe we'll get more music in the future. Her debut was really good, her company should've done more with her and not down play her abilities to be a great artist.

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lexuswoo 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I don't blame her. Her company did such a shitty job at promoting her.

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Winston 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

i remember MBK made her be the MC of a rookie group's comeback debut, and she didnt even know about it until the last minute, and she like literally did it for free without being paid.

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myma 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

There is a very long list on the MBK wiki page under "former artists".


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EXID_is_the_EXIT 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I hope she finds peace at whatever decision she makes

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Murderfucker 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

MBK even if they changed name from other controversial time when they used name CCM still show how garbage entertainment agencies they are...

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UnicornCuppycake 22 days ago 5
22 days ago

Aren't they gonna be handling the Under19 group?

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Sarri 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Yeah, I looked it up.


"The winning group will sign a contract for 12 months and be managed by MBK Entertainment."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_Nineteen

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Asianfan678 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Yes it is the same company, they have a reputation with managing their artists poorly.

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Sach007 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

Thats MBC love

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melon 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

do they even have anyone left? lol

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MatokiStarlight 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

That's so messed up

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ShhItsChae 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Her company is horrible. If she wants to go back to Korea in the future, I hope a better company is willing to pick her up. But I guess she is too "old" for many now. They took her career and I am so mad.

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JaneStewart 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

most likely she wasn’t “playing the kpop game”. So they just kept making excuses as to why she wasn’t getting gigs or whatever but she couldn’t do squat cause she was bound by contract. Imo that is lol

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nightvision1 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

FINALLY!!!

I always knew that Shannon would do better internationally than lock her up in Korea.
She has it all -- looks, talent, brains. She deserves to have her voice heard by a wider audience.
Best decision she's ever made, now all she needs is an opportunity to go to big-name international producers.

My only concern is that I hope she doesn't sell out, but given her experience I guess she knows herself well enough by now.

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Irena_Lia 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

annyeong!! ~ (good riddance) xd

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karebearsays 21 days ago 0
21 days ago

Woooo! Let's go girl! Get on out of there!

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Indri_hapsari 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

honestly if i have a face n talents like her, i wouldnt want to work in korea...i think she will doin just fine in western

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JayJay1 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

i almost took her for Blackpink Lisa from the image lol

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aimetop 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I hope MBK will just shut down after doing so many unjust things to their artist. Davichi, T-ara, Shannon, Co-Ed. All of them are super talented. But what did MBK do to them? I hope the company close and the current artist could just move on to a new agency.

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HanumPravitasari 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

poor shannon, mbk is the worst agency ever

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risearth 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

And here I am still remember when she was little appearing in Starking.lol she was so cute

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kpopjunkee 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I see a Grazy Grace episode coming.

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Luxorris 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

She's actually top tier singer, she's real vocalist. She could out sang most main vocal idols even if singing ''Twinkle Twinkle Little Star''.

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MidnightKpop 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Pretty girl with matching singing talent. She's a solo material and have better vocal talent than IU and most kpop groups. It's a pity she didn't become popular. Wish she signed onto a better agency or be the main vocal of a popular group.

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kpoplover308 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

such a talent smh

you can have all the talent in the world but you also need a bit of luck

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StCatMouse 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

"...such as using her voice as a guide without permission, not crediting her English lyrics for songs, passing songs meant for her to other artists..."

Shady to say the least. She should've made lyrics with awful double entendre and watch the ensuing insanity :)

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Winston 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I still remmeber her on Star King when she was very young, she was so promising, and she did really well in Kpop Star also, climbing to #4 or #3 in ranking. i think its a shame, but MBK lost a lot of good artistes like Davichi left, Tara left, and now SHanon left. i think DIA is also not doing so well under MBK, wont be surprised if Chaeyon leaves to be an actress and DIA disbands before their 7th year.

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krell 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

SHANNON is making the correct decision to NOT renew with MBK Agency. As to IF that MBK Agency did desire that SHANNON would renew her contract them, who knows. For whatever reasons, SHANNON's solo MV's did NOT succeed much with K-pop Fans. I always thought that SHANNON had definite SOLO Level Talent, but would be BETTER OFF as a 'key anchor' member of a K-pop GROUP (instead).

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AmberJazzy 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

She's Welsh-Korean not British-Korean.

Anyway I wish her luck in life


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Great_Turtle 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

As someone who is Welsh though we might not admit it publicly Wales is part of Britain ...Cymru Am Byth

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Soulbrother 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Wales is in Britain (United Kingdom) lol

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nnani 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

I mean just find a new company lmao. MBK isn't the only company in SK. I love Shannon and I've defended her so far but this??? I mean fuck yeah leave the company wtf? Taking your work and not giving you credit? The point is, she can find another company. Shannon doesn't have a HUGE name for herself but she DOES have a name so she'd find another company that would take her. Not everything is MBK :/

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Sach007 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Shannon you should return back to England as you know atleast you will get what you deserve which is freedom, respect, rights, fair environmnet to come up with your content.

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ExoWeAreOneOT12 22 days ago 6
22 days ago

Why she leaving sk through , if she to britian she would not get chance in european media like she have chance in s.k

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Sach007 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

Atleast she will have rights, freedom and an unstressful environment to comeup with her contents.

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nnani 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

That's true though MBK isn't the only company in the entirety of SK. Plus she'd be away from her friends; Jay, Benji, Amber, Dani, Tia and etc.

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Soulbrother 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

I remember seeing her when she was younger, she talked English like she thought she was American heh, Pretty sure she just wants to try make it in the English speaking world by the way she acted then.

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Great_Turtle 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Well it was a while ago but she was in a musical in the West End and both her brothers are actor/musicians

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walkertexasrange 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

damn...she is a cutie

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Atbash 22 days ago 2
22 days ago

Please please JYP, hire this most talented girl. She is amazing.

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nnani 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

OMGOMG I WAS THINKING THE SAME THING. JYP PLEASSEEEE.

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Soulbrother 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

JYP already has an amazing voice with Jimin but yet leaves her in the dungeon also. He'd be too concentrated on Itzy. He always seems to drop everything else when he has something new.

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D_Liam 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

show business, especially in korea is like that. you are a puppet unless you are with a company that respect you as an artist. I felt like even if she's half korean, her more caucasian looks has really limit her ability to get noticed in korea. she si better of going back to uk.

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Kosmo_Lap (Banned) 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

"listed problems, such as using her voice as a guide without permission, not crediting her English lyrics for songs,"


Haha. Like that Love Shot song? Korea and China have something in common: Copying.

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pink_oracle 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

They are a horrible company.
But also she made herself unpromotable with her talent for being problematic.

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kizaru_hijin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

yeah, a disgusting hater, who loves to hate on innocent idols all day and even resorts to using multiple accounts like chuck_t, surely knows a lot about what a horrible company is...

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hiroonakamura 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

rip to her korean career.

maybe she should've triedto find another korean label instead of returning home to england?

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VirgilPWright (Banned) 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

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NameRightHere 22 days ago 5
22 days ago

Shannon is a racist and homophobic slut. MBK was right to keep her in the basement. Everytime she spoke she said somethIng offensive.


Good luck making it in the western world when these things get dredged up.

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Notmykl 22 days ago 0
22 days ago

Oh really now? You have proof she sold her body for money or do you just like insulting people you have no chance with?

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HyperQ4 22 days ago 3
22 days ago

not sure where you got the info from but okay

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 22 days ago 1
22 days ago

but she's boring like a puppet. Wherever she goes she will still flop

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kizaru_hijin 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

ryenlux the racist hating around as always with his hater accounts like this one and kpoptrashtalker, holdthisLnoobs, fatndumb etc etc...

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