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Posted by KayRosa AKP STAFF 13 days ago

Netizens ask Yang Hyun Suk: where are CL, Lee Hi, and Suhyun?

Netizens talked about YG's alleged unfairness in artist representation.

On February 8, 'Newsen' published an article about the "silent news" of CL, Lee HiSuhyun (of Akdong Musician)some of most 'held-back' YG artists who have been going through long, ongoing periods of hiatus. The article satirically asked whether the "YG Treasure Box" was "ever going to become a 'YG Antique Box'", alluding to the handful of solo artists who have not seen the light for a while. 

Although Yang Hyun Suk, the CEO of YG, has announced upcoming comebacks and debuts of other artists such as Black Pink, WINNER, iKON, and their rookie group Treasure 13, no mention of existing solo female artists have been made. 

Among them, the article and the netizens pointed out CL, who had last officially released a single 3 years ago, Lee Hi, who has only worked on OSTs over the last few years, and Suhyun, who has been active as a YouTuber but not as a musician since her brother Chanhyuk's military enlistment back in 2017. 

Some of the top-voted netizen comments include:

"Lee Hi really isn't making any appearance...."

"I personally found Katie Kim really pitiful. She was trapped in that frigging treasure box for so many years, and then left YG in the end. Ugh, Yang Hyun Suk, please stop being so selfish. If you're gonna let them go, let them go as soon as possible."

"Please switch to Antenna (Music)........"

Meanwhile, as reported, YG Entertainment has plans for Black Pink to return with a mini-album, as well as subsequent solo debuts of the members throughout the year.

  1. Suhyun
  2. Chanhyuk
  3. Katie Kim
  4. Lee Hi
  5. Yang Hyun Suk
  6. CL
  7. LEE SOO HYUN
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Sarri 12 days ago 9
12 days ago

Poor Lee Hi - so talented, but YHS just doesn't care about her.

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truthistrue 12 days ago 4
12 days ago

I hope she would change her agency once her contract expires.

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MXKpopFan 12 days ago 2
12 days ago

YG is wasting her youth and talent...I too hope she leaves. At this point any other company would do her better justice. She deserves to work WE ALL deserve to hear her voice

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T_ara_Sone_Blink 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

It's the "once her contract expires" part that really bothers me! YG should be held liable for NOT promoting her!!! Stealing years from her...from them!!!!

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D_Liam 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

he got a record of treating artist he consider 'ugly' not so well.

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ravenftw 12 days ago 2
12 days ago

Out of the number of people complaining, I wonder how many actually supported Lee Hi when her song with Code Kunst came out. The video barely has 1 million views yet. CL was featured in a song with Blackeyed peas yet her fans did nothing to make the song chart.. Why complain when you don't really support the artist when they do come out with songs?

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changminbaby 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

they deserve better than this

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HSK 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Well, we all know that YG has a talent for wasting talents. I really hope that CL, Lee Hi and Suhyun (+ her brother, once he finishes military) leave the label and sign with PSY or so.

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WS_WORLD 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Why do I have the feeling that soon CL and Lee hi might leave YG ?

CL might go with PSY and Lee hi lately she's with AOMG members so she might go with them ?

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Drogo24 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

YG replied, "nugu?"

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T_ara_Sone_Blink 12 days ago 2
12 days ago

I really like so many of the YG artists, but have always felt YG has power issues. In that once his artists become popular, he enjoys exerting his power over them and their fans! Like “I’m still the boss, I’ll destroy who I want to” Lee Hi....poor girl, YG is stealing from her! Years, talent, dreams and all the money 💰 that goes with that! They need laws to protect artists from that sort of abuse! As in, you have 6 months to use them, or lose them

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krell 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Yes ; I suppose that a CONTRACT could stipulate say ONE MV released per year ; the amount of promotional money spent per MV released, and for how many years duration that takes place. Instead, the 'release rate' of MVs seemed completely controlled by the AGENCY (YGe) involved. JEON SOMI, now with YGe Agency (via BLACK LABEL) probably 'sucked up' some MONEY too ... (Trolling) ... I guess that CL (2NE1) is now a USA MOVIE STAR ??? ... ;)

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Juve_nile 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

blind fans like you need to see the truth. Despite having quality music, their comebacks werent really abig hits considering theyre in a big company like yg. Also sadly people demanding their comebacks prolly never bought any of their album nor planning to buy it if they ever release some. Sooo

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Y_C_Lee 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

This dickhead is a pro. At being an ass. Obsessed with pointless reality shows. Mass exodus once contracts are up is for certain.

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Juve_nile 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Yall demanding comebacks like really wna buy their album lmao. Stop demanding if u aint gonna support lol

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T_ara_Sone_Blink 12 days ago 2
12 days ago

I'm saying laws protecting artists against this type of abuse should exist, outside of their contracts. Talent agencies can get anyone to sign terrible contracts when they hold the artist's dreams in the palm of their hand. But as in YG's case, barely anyone wants to work for him for any extended period of time, "Previous article, how YG Entertainment, has a ridiculous employee turn over rate!!" , which leaves him with tons of talent, and no way to promote them. He is stealing years, dreams, peace of mind and money that goes with that, because he is "mismanaging them" I know he has them under some iron clad contract....which probably includes "YEARS"! But it is mostly his fault that they are not being promoted!!! The artists need a legal way out!

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Juve_nile 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

So a law that requires you to invest on a guaranteed loss of money? Wake up, they didnt do well despite having quality music, thats the main reason their comebacks are postponed

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T_ara_Sone_Blink 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Nope, not quite, a law that says if you can’t or in YG’s case, won’t promote them. Let them try with another company. Use them or lose them.

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Meggie08 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

YG is really coming under fire lately! Ohhhh. Lol.

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eveeLin 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

YG changed so much these past years man it's honestly sad...I hope these amazingly talented ladies find a better place where they can shine

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EXID_is_the_EXIT 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Yang Hyun Suk is slowly going down,by himself

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cheesecake19 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

CL honestly should just start her own agency like Hyorin. Suhyun and Lee Hi should just hold hands and skip off to another agency together. Papa YG is sleeping on real talent. Saddest thing in Kpop history, tbh.

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Sally_Ayc 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

CL has recorded over 100 songs yet he doesn't allow her to release music, for those who has no idea and still talks about Scooter, no it's not Scooter's fault, he's been helping her but his hands are tied because of YG

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SkyeHeart4208 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

This is all sad.

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sabsamsmith 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

YG likes to snatch promising people with the idea of his big brand behind him, but once he gets you into contract it’s like the game is over . After a bit he loses interest in you and then he’s off to find someone else .


Just watch, if Blackpink doesn’t get the successful American debut he wants, things are gonna slow down.


He moves tooo fast, he needs to slow down and focus on one group at a time. He likes to compete too much .

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vop087 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

They're really talented artists but YG is always bringing in new artists instead of focusing on what artists he has.

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kefira14 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

They all need to go join PSY

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downwithNPDnarcs 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I miss all three of them

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vteebby 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

they deserve so much better. Lee Hi and Suhyun are at their prime youth. they have so much talent and its just being wasted. i'm so sad for CL. she dedicated her youth to YG and now its like he's finished using her and now she's left to fend for herself

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hiroonakamura 12 days ago 0
12 days ago
when i was new to kpop, i really liked YG coz their artists (2ne1 and big bang) had a different style...and he seemed to treat them well. But a few years later I've realized that YG is probably the worst of the top 3 labels. Constantly ignoring some of the artists is just terrible. Focusing on new groups while treating your existing artists like shit.... poor stuff
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_ll 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Of all I know if ever there's a contest, and I join...remind me not to pick YG.

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Dank_Cheese0100 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

when will he let them out of the dungeon?


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Izzattk_Mina 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

And don't forget , One ( Jaewon )

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HSK 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Wait... Didn't he fully transformed into an actor?

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minato808 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I wonder how many of these netizens actually purchased a song from Lee Hi or Suhyun (not AKMU). I do want more CL though.

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triniblossom 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I suspect that Suhyun will start activities when her brother returns (or so I hope).

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kpoplover308 12 days ago 3
12 days ago

Maybe it's not that he doesn't care but that he can't handle it all? I don't think anyone has ever thought of that. But maybe YG as a company excels really well with a small # but aren't able to scale due to how they manage things. It's like the opposite of what JYP plans to do with promoting multiple girl groups at the same time. But in order for JYP to do that it took him years to work out a system. Like if you just have acts sitting doing nothing isn't that costing him money? Why would he not want to promote his acts? Is he too much of a perfectionist and won't release something until it's good? Or is he just holding out to make the public want them that much more? Whenever i see articles like these all i see are people complaining x,y,z but i never see anyone actually speculate as to why he does this. YG stans would def know more than us about what is really going on.

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sabsamsmith 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Whose fault is that ? If he can’t handle all these artist then stop adding and debuting new groups. He’s the CEO, this shouldnt be new to him.


It’s because his priorities are all messed up, once you stop being as famous you start collecting dust . Remember when CL was the hottest thing! All the talks about American debut, the solo songs and performances and MV and everything, and guess what 2ne1 members were left behind while he ran with cL , once her American debut fail, he forgot about her and focused on black pink, and even made it seem like Minzy was to blame for the breakup , when’s she was rightfully tired of being held by contract and doing nothing

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dizzcity 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I agree with you. I think YG has no idea how to upscale his company. JYP had a bit of the same issue at first, but he solved it by stepping down from the CEO position and handing over all management to someone else, while he focuses on creative. And that gave him the space to also envision JYP 2.0, which could scale them up further. YG has no such system in place, I think. I do vaguely recall seeing an article once that he handed management over to his brother-in-law, but that just means the CEO of YG Ent got his position through nepotism rather than meritocracy. And so may not have the skills to do his job.


Frankly, YG needs Super Intern more than JYP does. But I'm not sure he realises how important back line management is. Plus the fact that he's bleeding employees left and right. There was another article recently that talked about how staff turnover at YG was the worst out of the big 3.

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krell 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

It *seems* like a LOT of the PAPA YG attention is on BLACKPINK Group now. Which, I can actually SEE that logic. YGe is hoping that their alliance with (USA) Universal Music Group (UMG ; via INTERSCOPE Label) is going to be a SUCCESS in the USA ... CL (2NE1) seems almost completely a 'Yesterday's News' situation now. Which, comparing the VISUAL of CL versus JENNIE (BLACKPINK), and one CAN see why that YGe is putting MORE MONEY into JENNIE (BLACKPINK).

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streamepiphany 8 days ago 0
8 days ago

Please do the queen Suhyun better

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Arcie 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Wow... it really has been three years since Lifted... yikes...

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yelloworange223 9 days ago 0
9 days ago

Lucky them,they are still appearing...how about jyp and sme dungeon,theres a lot of them there.

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Daze_12 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Stop wasting such gems yg! Their music deserve to be heard!

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EddieZ 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

His problem is that he doesnt want to devote any time to these Idols. He doesn't want anyone else to have that chance. He just wants to concentrate his time and money on boy groups.

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Nesr 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Chanhyuk said he wrote album single for his sister to go solo when he is not around 2 year's ago now he is going out soon and there's nothing i really wish akmu and lee hi leave yg they are still young and have huge chance but i highly doubt that yg will let Chanhyuk go even if his contract expires he writes and produces a lot of song's for yg groups.

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Melina3 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

If you can't handle more than three artists or so, then maybe you should quit your job, I'm sick of him.

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valee1215 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I'm not a big fan of this girls but all of them are really talent. I don't understand why yg is hiding them in the dungeon

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joanner22 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Lee Hi deserves SO much better.

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diidii 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Lee hi :( she is sooooo talented such a waste

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monhwa 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

it's natural to focus on the more POPULAR groups that's how things work, when 2NE1 was hot things were the same.

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YukihinaLV 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

simple in dungeon cuz they dont earn so much cash

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Myrafunmilayo12 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

lee hi, rapper one and zion t. YG needs to manage artist better. The idol groups are doing okay. So they need to focus on those With individual talent

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k008 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

If they go to any of the top 3 agency they gonna get the same treatment because its all about promoting the new groups. If they want to get more exposure they have to go to a smaller agency that just promotes you nonstop cause that is their only source of income. But going to a smaller agency also means you lose a lot of the little benefits of a big 3 company so it's a trade off.

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TheBlueBunny 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

They do sort of seem forgotten. I wonder if they haven’t written any music that live up to his standards

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mipcy 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

lee Hi? More like Lee Bye.

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zedi 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

they act like they don't know ,,, dungion

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JaneStewart 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

two of these talents are wasting their time in YG. CL has lost her “kpop it girl” status in Korea chasing her “American debut”...that uhh has yet to happen or happened and nothing came of it cause nobody realized she had her US debut lol 😐

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red_beryl 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

As expected of a hack who lucked out. He can't manage his artists for life

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taichou_san 12 days ago 4
12 days ago

do u ppl know that lee hi debuted in japan? for suhyun cant help it since she duo with her brother...unless suhyun challenge herself go solo but then again if her brother out from military and suhyun doing fine with solo pretty much ppl gonna make a fuss again...for cl..well idk what to say tho...

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Marianthi 12 days ago 1
12 days ago

Regarding Suhuyn, her brother wrote songs for her before his enlistment. Now why we haven't heard any of them we can only guess....

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taichou_san 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

yea i heard about that too...but u ever think if suhyun doing well with her solo and ppl wanna her stick with it...then what gonna happen to her brother after he done with the army duty? to be clear im not on yg side but u know knetz and kpop fans sometimes love to demanding stuff...and yea i heard suhyun duo with kjk too and the song is amazing tho

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MXKpopFan 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

I think I remember her bro saying he wrote songs for her and asked YG to let her have a solo b4 leaving :/

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WS_WORLD 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Her brother said that he tell YG to let her do music but nothing done.

For Lee hi that was on March last year but for korean which the fan ask for that was for a long time.

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CamelKnight 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

TBH I don't care much about CL. I thought 2NE1 had some nice music, but that solo idea in the States wasn't my cup of tea. Still though, no artist deserves to be in a waiting room like the artists over at YG seem to be as soon as they lack a little attention from their fans. YG is all about the money. He's pumping serious amounts of cash into BP and they're a good investment.
Music isn't always about investment though. Sometimes it's just about music. Good music. AKMU for instance. Although the brother is in the military, the sister should still be able to release music. And you know with her voice it's always a hit.

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kpoplolita 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

LEE HI JUST RELEASED A SONG SHE FEATURED WITH codekunst YA DUMBFCCKS XX part 2

CL is getting fucked over royally by scooter braun even more than YG

Suhyun will not comeback until chanhyuk returns from military which will be soon, in the meantime she is youtubing and on tv shows

Dara is the most successful 2ne1 artist because she is in demand 24/7 within Korea and outside, she will never leave yg bcz unlike CL, her career is rocksolid



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kizaru_hijin 12 days ago 16
12 days ago

nope, only degenerated delulus, who dont know about how the whole kpop business works and always worked, and watch too much kdramas and only know how to attack all ceo's, because in their retarded illusions, all ceo's are evil and greedy bastards, who enslave their workers...


you really are the cancer of this fanbase and part of the reason why especially korean artists often suffer from depression, shame on you hateful scum, always bringing shame to your own bias with your stupidity.

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LadyLuna22 12 days ago 5
12 days ago

Ok I'm sensing alot of negativity, but I'm going to be civil. YG has a history of being an ass to his artists, especially the female ones. He tends to favor whatever shiny new idol he has and quickly forgets about the senior idols.


Yes, fans are a huge part in what makes a group, but so does management and how much the company invests in the artist. YG teased fans with CL getting a US debut, but people barely know or remember it because management was shit. Suhyun's brother wrote songs for her and asked YG to give her some solo work while he was of in the military. So in this instance YG needs to step up and be a better CEO

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kizaru_hijin 10 days ago 4
10 days ago

negativity is coming from the delusional idiots attacking yg, because they watched too much kdramas and arent able to differ between show and reality anymore. to them the idols are perfect and innocent and all ceo's are greedy and evil bastards, who enslave their workers and you sense negativity from me, just for calling that scum out?


now, lets try to be logical here for a change, if these artists would just sit around in the company, because the ceo doesnt want to "let them out"(already doesnt make any sense whatsoever), then its the ceo who is losing money. so why should he still keep them? he could just let them go. after all its artists, who would still make enough money, if they released something, so why would a ceo not want to make money with their artists?


and what history does yg have?how nice he has been and how hard he worked to protect them all the time, like he did with bom?with bigbang, when they were accused of all the shit that they didnt had anything to do with?showing how much he cared for them and actually stepped up for them?

oh right, you mean the rumors, that until today were not even once proven about him being a women hater or such crap, which also doesnt make any sense with the rumors, that were spread...


but you and everyone else, youre welcome to provide that evidence about his "history" of being an ass to his artists...

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cpttsubasa 12 days ago 0
12 days ago

Uhm no, not all CEOs get attacked. Its mostly your favourite rich dick YG, who once again proves that he is a misogynistic bastard. I can only warn you moron once again: Change your brainless mindset or you will end up in an abusive relationship. ;)

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Chuck_T 12 days ago 8
12 days ago

I see the moron (Kizaru) is back, you seem to be very active on facebook again with your Hazel Faye account and now I see your Hussein Abfifatah account spreading your typical garbage hate...some people never learn.

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