If you've been watching Mnet's ongoing boy group competition program 'Kingdom', you may have noticed some of the camera mishaps on the April 8 broadcast during iKON's performance of "Love Scenario + Killing Me".
Then, less than a day after the episode aired, YG Entertainment surprised fans by dropping iKON's dance practice video for their 1st round performance.
One netizen was convinced in an online community post, "YG dropping a video early Saturday morning? It's never been known to happen. They were mad at Mnet's s*** camera work, that's the only explanation."
Many fans agreed after watching iKON's practice video version, that several scenes from their 'Kingdom' performance did not align with the "original", particularly in the field of camera work. If you watched the full episode of 'Kingdom', you may have noticed how the shadow of the overhanging camera completely obscured member Donghyuk's face during one dance scene.
Some fans also complained about the unnecessary switching between different cameras at times.
While others compared the overall lighting, colors, and stage quality of iKON's performance, compared to other groups.
"I'm so mad at the camera work."
"Yeah watching the practice video I was like, but they didn't show that part in 'Kingdom'?"
"Those cameramen can't do their jobs at all. What's the point of rehearsals then?"
"What's the point of smoothing out relations with YG after all this time if you're just gonna piss them off again..."
"Anyone could tell that the camera shadow in that scene was just a big mess up."
"This is just so ridiculous."
"I think YG released the practice video to be like, 'You f***ed up'."
"If you do wrong to the one thing that YG considers their pride, stage production, then you better be ready to pay the consequences."
"They literally 'killed' the stage..."
"Yup, YG is pissed."
Watch iKON's full practice video for "Love Scenario + Killing Me" ('Kingdom' version), below!