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YGE head Yang Hyun Suk apologizes and releases official statement on Seungri's 'Burning Sun' club controversy

YG Entertainment head Yang Hyun Suk apologized and released official statement on Seungri's 'Burning Sun' club controversy.

In an official statement posted to YG Entertainment's official blogon January 31, Yang Hyun Suk said the following:

"I personally hope to always give you good news, and I very much apologize to the worried fans for speaking up when unexpected negative rumors like this occur.

Sudden negative rumors are like unexpected rain falling from clear skies.

YG manages aspects related to our artist activities through our exclusive contracts with them, and we continuously revise our contracts and management systems to prevent recurrences of unfortunate incidents and mistakes. 

To add, we always check by emphasizing, advising, and educating our artists on what to be careful of by conversing with them, and we're putting in our full effort to prevent potential disgraceful incidents beforehand. 

However, like they say 'bad news travels fast,' and I think it's very difficult to tell artists to be careful in preparation for groundless, negative rumors spread by word of mouth.

Regarding the negative rumors on Seungri's club, I wanted to confirm the truth and give a fast response since the beginning. However, it was an awkward situation for YG to speak up as our artists' personal businesses are not related to YG. There was a lot of difficulty even after confirming the facts.

The difficulty came with the fact that I've never gone to this club and do not know the people related to the club, so I did not have a way to ask anyone of the details of the situation.

The only person to ask was Seungri, and I found on the day of the incident, Seungri was on the scene until 3AM on November 24 KST. The incident occurred past 6AM KST. 

The reason Seungri recently resigned as an executive director of the club was to comply with laws regarding his upcoming military service coming on March or April.

According to article 30 of the 'Framework Act on Military Status and Service,' a soldier cannot engage in any for-profit activity other than military service and cannot concurrently engage in other activity without permission from the Minister of National Defense.' It's specifically written, 'Soldiers are prohibited from being directors, financial managers, general partners in business, managers, promoters, or any other executives of business.'

I confirmed that because of this reason, Seungri is in the process of resigning from the club but from all CEO and executive director positions he's associated with. 

Seungri himself is also feeling very apologetic to fans who must have worried after this incident, and though he was going to share his own position through an apology post, I told him to hold off for the moment.

This is because I decided it would be better for him to share his position following the entire investigation when the whole story will be revealed. 

The focus is currently turning away from the assault to a drug investigation. To share with fans who are worried, Seungri recently underwent a hard-handed investigation by the prosecution with a search and seizure warrant due to groundless reports, and it was revealed clearly there were no issues with all his examinations including urine and hair testing.

I feel apologetic I'm not able to give positive New Year's greetings, and I'll soon greet you again with an announcement on Black Pink's new music, the criteria for 'YG Treasure Box' selection and debut plans, and happy news about new music from YG artists like WINNER and iKON."


Stay tuned for updates. 

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  2. Seungri
  3. Yang Hyun Suk
  4. YG ENTERTAINMENT
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cjnvm 17 days ago 33
17 days ago

YG not only saved Seungri for the time being, he also silenced all those people who were criticizing him for not taking care of Seungri and his promotions. YG didn't have to speak up but now that he has, the anger of the k-netz will be directed towards him as well. He did this because he cares about Seungri as more than just another artist in his company. To think there were even some commenters implying that YG was the one responsible for the negative media coverage following Seungri.

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wotad 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

you say that but Korean's are still mad

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yegetejeb 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

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korori (Banned) 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

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maragana 16 days ago 6
16 days ago

As a fan of some YG groups, I can tell you that this is only temporary. Lol. When 2NE1 disbanded, people completely forgot that YG stood up for Bom since the start. In fact, I woke up this morning to a post saying that Black Pink will soon be back w/ a new song and BLINKs were pissed that YG is only going give them a song and not a full album. None of those people were thankful that they were going to get a new song or ask if there was a mis-translation.

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YukihinaLV 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

who knows myb yyg will remove him as same he did with bom

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PunchDrunkLove 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Well said YG.

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atejarian 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

lol i tthought people want to hear YG statement about seungri? many people are saying when yg are not commenting they are ditching seungri like CL and others. but now when yg make statement you got something else to say.


you can't make everyone happy dont you

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flower_road 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

EVERYTHING EXPLAINED + RECEIPTS


THE CLAIMS: After being thrown out of BS, a man named Kim claimed he was trying to save a woman from being drugged and sexual assaulted inside the club. His proof was a video of said woman being dragged out.


The TRUTH about the WOMAN:

- she was drunk and hit staff inebriated & was dragged out (on 1/12)

- she has since written an appology letter and bought a laptop to replace the one she destroyed


(translation of a Letter From The Security):

"The woman provoked and attacked other guests, and broke the laptop when we were trying to stop her. When she was brought out, before the police came, I was beside her. She hit me and another staff by the face with her fist, we didn’t do anything. She was rude to the police as well. She was brought to the police station due to vandalism, violence and interference of public duties. The next day, she paid compensations and wrote a letter and bought a new computer."


The TRUTH about KIM:

- BS threw him out because he harassed women in the club (on 24/11)

- Kim already had two precedents of sexual misconduct in December. The police finished the initial round of investigation but on the 2nd round of investigation, he wouldn't participate anymore. He denied the accusation on the first round of investigation then postponed his attendance for further investigations (which is needed so the case could go forward) but he postponed saying he's not physically well

- from the footage released by Burning Sun we can see him following a woman in the club. Two policemen who responded at the incident that night decided to sue him for defamation


The TRUTH about SEUNGRI:

- he was never the CEO

- he is an investor and only a publicity representative of the club, so he has no says in how the club is managed

- he manages only Aori Ramen and his DJ label

- he left at 3am on the night of the Kim incident, which happened at 6am, so he was not there

- he didn’t know about the incident when it happened hence his question "Is this the place the press is covering?” on Jan 20

- he recently resigned as an executive director of the club in order to comply with laws regarding military service as his military enlistment is approaching in March or April

- he had already said back in October at the press conference for YGFSO Netlix show that he would enlist early this year

- he was tested for drugs (hair and urine), because of the allegations, and was cleared

- he hasn't said anything yet because YG told him to remain mute until the situation is clear


The TRUTH about Burning Sun:

- the most recent update of the company analysis report is from 2018/05 and proves there were at the time only two CEOs, the current ones: Lee Moonho and Lee Seonghyun (not Lee Seunghyun, which is Seungri's real name)

- the president is Song Won-Woo


IN CONCLUSION: Demand answers from the right people and leave Seungri out of it

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teleri 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Thank you for this.

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Pinksone81 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Nicely said again!!! I applaud you for this!! You should really write a post on it for ppl!

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shabina_Kwon 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

hey there,stop running your mouth,who said YG defends male's cuz they are male?ha?just straight your facts,YG is doing what he has to do,and it's his business to protect his idols,and seungri did nothing wrong,,kNETZ's tend to jump into conclusions without knowing the truth behind in order to ruin his image cuz he's about to enlist...let's just not jump to conclusion please!! knetz are just headache for god's sake

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truthistrue 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

KBS once again twisted the situation just like they did to Daesung's accident.


KBS quoted a former employee at the club who said, "Seungri found out about the controversy surrounding the club and then quit his job as director"

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Ewwwwwmysuc69 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

oh and just to let you know allkpop is a TRASH site and these articles aren't translated properly. Do yourself a favor and watch The Korean News...

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hiroonakamura 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

how is that helping me when i :
1) dont understand korean
2) dont live in korea and so cannot watch the korean news

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Mkm 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

but the content is same maybe they translate couple of words different, but there are alot of similar news on insta accounts..

u look like u hate the site soo much but u have an account and u also comment...

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_Jarhon 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

While that's alot of bullshit, there's also one super interesting thing. The article 30 of military code. Why the fuck was that not reported by Korean "journalists" or here for that matter? Kinda crucial information wouldn't you say?


Just speaks volumes of how low quality all of it is. But its understandable because outrage sells better, though there's alot of reasons to be outraged here without trying to pile on.

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Pinksone81 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

It wasn't reported because it wouldn't do anything good for the journalists. Cuz they want NEWS, Hot topics, etc. Unless they didnt know or want to look into.

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Y_C_Lee 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

Whole thing is turning into a soap opera. Popcorn!

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jokbal_is_yum 16 days ago 0
16 days ago



Oh yeah.

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iBangChan 16 days ago 6
16 days ago

i cant believe these men have to leave their businesses before enlistment. They just try to ruin all your finances

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T_Jazz 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

I don't understand that either.

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iBangChan 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

it just seems like too much of a financial hardship to me

though in this case maybe its best if seungri distance himself from burning sun

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Hedy_Lamarr 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

It’s insane. What do these men come home to? Are they able to restart their businesses or is it just over for them?


I can’t believe they rip people away from their lives for two years. It’s really baffling to me.

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iBangChan 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

I wonder!

I don't really know

Like how do they replace that loss?

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mayakorea 17 days ago 6
17 days ago

Ok this will definitely be an unpopular opinion here, but is it just me or is there's anyone else out there who doesn't give a fuck about his involvement in this! Him, knowing and resigning or not knowing, the police corruption, the drugs, ect;;; how the fuck does this hurt you or affect you in anyway.. aside from his music and other entertainment activities, I consider the other stuff as part of his private life,, if this happened to another club, no one would give a damn shit about it or the owner at least! Grow up people!! if you want to make a fuss about things, do it to real problems in the world and don't just get offeneded for the sake of it! How more sensitive can you bitchs be!! (and this is just me ranting to whom it may concern, feel free to leave a down vote, I don't care and PS: I'm not even a fan of seungri or big bang or any other YG group so don't get to me with the excuse of being blinded as a fan, I just have seen this issue escalated so much in the span of two days and felt the urge to comment on it!!)

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CROW 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

honestly as far as i can see it, so many people are more concerned - if not only concerned - that a crime took place at SEUNGRI's club and that SEUNGRI might not face consequences like they want him to, rather than being concerned for the victim and that the true perpetrator who actually committed the crime (rather than Seungri, who had a crime take place at his business) might not face consequences. Seungri is literally the last person that people should be concerned about in this scenario. they should care for the victim first and everything else comes after. instead their first focus is "boycotting" him and wanting him to suffer. funny

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aloemist 17 days ago 4
17 days ago

me too! I agree with you. its so annoying that YG uploaded this because it just seems like he thinks he has the upper hand when it comes to seungri now. a couple of days ago, he got negative feedback from seungri's fans (not quite sure what about) but he just HAD to upload a screenshot of SEUNGRI apologizing. like I know seungri is still in yg but I just wish that if he doesn't promote or benefit seungri, he would just leave him alone! seungri will solve his own problems without YHS like he always has!

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joanner22 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

At least he’s spoken up

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melon 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

why is he talking about other artists. -_-

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frogdude80 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

maybe bc he's the boss of them? do u people even read what ur saying

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hafsanw 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

well YG deserves a round of applause for this one. This is how you do it.

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deanrose 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

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parkk 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

to be honest he is really involved in a lot of businesses and is involved with a lot of people for connections and widen/broaden his business circles. and the way he does business is pretty effective and smart. but heres the thing for most of things he is involved in he becomes like a promotion object, so for a club everyone knows seungri likes clubbing and dancing and having fun, so they use that image to attract more people to come. its like he is associated with this club it must be a good club kinda thing. i feel like a lot of people believe he is the owner and stuff of a lot of stuff when he isn't. nobody knows what happened, so i dont think anybody here has the right to judge him.

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Not_interested 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Well everything is clickbait today. Just add Big Bang or BTS and that would bring crazy amount of clicks,more clicks more money. Of course Journalists are trying to feed themself. Little bit salt and pepper.

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hiroonakamura 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

" he was going to share his own position through an apology post, I told him to hold off for the moment. "


idiot.
He tried the same thing with Park Bom and look how that ended. Staying silent like a fool never helps in korea.

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frogdude80 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

why the fuck would you apologize for a situation that hasn't even been investigated yet??? seungri shouldn't apologize or discuss his point until the full story is revealed

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hiroonakamura 14 days ago 0
14 days ago

because it makes him look guilty to not do anything. that's how korean netizens work.

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Moomoomineelvis 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

i honestly cannot wait for the kpop expose that will destroy this industry once and for all.

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Xibi_Kyu_Mm 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

YG is a mafia.

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kizaru_hijin 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

shutting up all the pathetic haters, but they still want to hate around, while they dont know what to say anymore, so they start attacking them personally, or add some pathetic lies like these hateful piece of shits always do...


you can cry as much as you want, first, yg is right, then he proved once again that he actually cares about his artists, same thing he also did for bom, so no sexist bullshit about him, just some pathetic rumors of hating scum, nothing else...

your stupidity and tears wont change anything, get that into your empty heads and cry somewhere else

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Mad_Max 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

Is not "rumor" when there are evidences ¬¬

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peladocarlos 15 days ago 0
15 days ago

And now he suddenly is going to enrole in the military for his mandatory service? That's your excuse on why he 'resigned' his position to the club? With this, you are only reaffirming my decision to stop stanning YG artists... You are all full of crap and use your position and influence to try to hide every single scandal your artists get involved in.

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Mitch1 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

yes!! thank u YG

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Fernandia 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

well done papa YG shut up these bitches

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bubbajee 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

haters gonna hate.. there's the statement.. now, move on

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MollyMia 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

'Soldiers are prohibited from being directors, financial managers, general partners in business, managers, promoters, or any other executives of business.'

this is very hard for me to understand. so all korean men has to abandon all the fruit of their hard work pre-military service, and start from zero again after completing the mandatory service?

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fck_you_bitch 16 days ago 4
16 days ago

how I wish iKON Blackpink and Winner would joint P-Nation.. I believed they deserved better.. lol

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ATA 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

What makes you think Psy can manage them better? Psy has never managed groups before. Being able to manage yourself is not the same thing as managing groups. And Psy had to learn to manage himself, considering he had his share of scandals when he was younger.

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taeriiggered 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

Because PSY was an idol before. He knows what it's like to be an idol and how it tough it can be. I feel like he will be a lot less harsh on the idols he has signed with.

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staverage 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

this post is very well

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EddieZ 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

YG didn't solve anything. Actually, he made it worse when he involved a drud investigation! More confusion.

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krell 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I do not see where SEUNGRI's critics are "silenced" somehow by PAPA YG's statement. I am sure that BIGBANG FANS like to think so though ... ;)

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pbylool 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

what about lee hi ㅠㅠ

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parkk 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

r u serious, i get what u mean we all want a comeback for her... but this article...

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Kiciana 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

Lol then what about him suddenly coming back from Philippines just to resign from this position and asking about media coverage?

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Oh_welll 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

They are betting on Knezt being stupid !

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The_Doctor 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

I have to agree. I haven't commented on this before because the story is changing constantly and it's just too confusing. He was in the club, no that was the day before that he was there. He was in the Philippines at the time, no he was there and left 3 hrs before the incident. Here's the cctv footage, no several police are being investigated for tampering with the footage...


I have no idea what happened and am still waiting for the full story to come out, eventually. I do feel bad for Seungri and am not blaming him for anything except possibly showing bad judgement in his investment's and I hope in the end he is shown to have no involvement and gets exonerated.

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jokbal_is_yum 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

Hmmmm.......

The reason Seungri recently resigned as an executive director of the club was to comply with laws regarding his upcoming military service coming on March or April.


Ngl, that sure sounds awfully convenient.
>___>

I told him to hold off for the moment.

Uh-huh.
Okay.

Me, I'm waiting until details (if any) from actual criminal investigations come out.....

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parkk 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

he did say he was leaving soon?

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geekherd 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Uh lee hi anyone?

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Irena_Lia 16 days ago 2
16 days ago

lul whatever. ~flop yg~ bbye from big 3. welcome big hit

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LadyLuna22 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Don't you comment negative things on BigHit and BTS articles?

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parkk 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

are u a bts fan?

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Ohboy69 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Seungri resigned because of his military service? Nice try :D

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HSK 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

"I confirmed that because of this reason, Seungri is in the process of resigning from the club but from all CEO and executive director positions he's associated with."


So much for the people that said "He isn't CEO of this club", "He wasn't the owner" lmao

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suuuuuuga 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

He never was the ceo nor the owner so they're technically right. He was an executive director responsible for marketing and all that. In the text it was implying he's also gonna resign as the ceo for aori ramen and other ventures he's a part of before enlisting.

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emmamadison24 16 days ago 5
16 days ago

Honestly, objectively this official statement might sound villifying but at the end of the day some of the statements don't make sense when connected with the facts. According to YG, Seungri quit because he's preparing for military service. But that was the only business he had quit from and the timing is right when he found out about the scandal. Also, now he's clearly linked as being in the club the same day the assault happened but he never reported to the police for an investigation that day???? And it's coming up that they paid off the police?? This doesn't look good at all. I'm really worried for Big Bang when they come back from the army this year.

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jimmychonga 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

He quit as a CEO. He is not obliged to lose ownership of the companies.

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dentistivo 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Bigbang has been hit by faaar worse scandal than this but they keep up being on top bcs their music and stage presence.. this is a rare case meanwhile another group will vanish with just one scandal

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T_Jazz 16 days ago 2
16 days ago


What difference does it make?


Imagine yourself in a situation you have no control over but your name and reputation are at stake. Say you're one of three partners and get outvoted 2:1. You want to make changes but they don't. On top of that, because of your primary career, you have no time to spend there. What would you do?

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Indri_hapsari 17 days ago 1
17 days ago

Typical yg..when their idols in trouble, they will send them right away to the military...

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jimmychonga 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

It is not up to YG or any corporate entity to enlist or force enlistment.

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hohliu 16 days ago 3
16 days ago

Seungri runs to Big Boss once he is in trouble. As usual Big boss tidies up and sent him to military service...LOL.

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Ewwwwwmysuc69 16 days ago 1
16 days ago

FIRST of all BEFORE this incident even happened he announced on Running Man a few weeks ago his military date. So shut the fuck up

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hohliu 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Of course he did. Good timing, he is send off too. Anyway, you can try to shut me up. Sue me if want want toi. But I dont want to be fu*k by likes of you. I can introduce to many others you can fu*k.....do you like male or female?

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teleri 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

Yeah, but he'd already announced it, so I don't think that's the case here. Fortuitous possibly....

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aldebaran 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

So basically, ¨we teach our idols not to mess up, but he did it anyways, its his fault, YG has nothing to do with this...¨ oh.. and he will be enlisting in march...

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SharCx 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

Translation: "Seungri heading down to the dungeon until enlistment comes. Please don't hate my other artists since I try so hard to mediaplay them every chance I get, including this apology statement that had nothing to do with them."

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Irena_Lia 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

bye yg

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Stopudelulu (Banned) 17 days ago 2
17 days ago

LOL seems like yhs is trying to ditch seungri while promoting the other idols. He is just saying this to protect the other idols since fans are threatening to leave yg. Poor seungri


Druggie yg should learn from bighit how to give a classy feed back.

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kizaru_hijin 13 days ago 0
13 days ago

you racist piece of shit ryenlux can stop trying so hard to act like an army, when youre a jealous racist who hates all korean artists and wish them bad things to happen, you use your other hater accounts like kpoptrashtalker, holdthisLnoobs(with which you stated your wish that something bad should happen to bts), alcohol and fatndumb to attack bts too...there still isnt a single korean artist that you racist trash has ever liked, we always proved your hate for the ones you pretended to like afterwards, like you did before with your bigblueagain account, pretending to be a sone, after calling them disgusting names and even accuse them all of being racists, same thing you did with pretty much every artist, first hating on them, then pretending to be a fan, just to get some likes...


keep on proving me right with your stupidity and how you still dont have a life, to cry so many years after korean celebrities out of jealousy...

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Irena_Lia 17 days ago 0
17 days ago

luuuuuul yg

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BubblyFary 16 days ago 0
16 days ago

The thing is.. yg artists & head keep dragging themselves down to such terribly silly situations.. drugs usage, preferencial treatment, dating scandals, attitude issues, some of them cant even be competent performers cuz they are just.. cough.. too lazy.. cough.. & manyy more controversies.. they kinda lost trust.. & this statement aint saving much

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