In a phone interview with 'Dispatch' on the 12th, a YG entertainment official released a statement to address the allegations and said, "YG strictly manages its artists for drug use. B.I has nothing to do with the alleged 2016 drug case. Every 2 months, YG purchases a drug diagnostic kit from the US and performs drug tests on all artists. All members of iKON including B.I submitted to the urine test ahead all of their activities. Not one member tested positive for drug use. Yang Hyun Suk asked us to release this statement right away to set things straight."
However, shortly after the 'Dispatch' report became a hot issue online, YG Entertainment simply responded to various other media outlets contacting the agency for a statement, "We will release a statement after checking the facts."