One of the reasons why 2NE1 disbanded is because Minzy – the girl group’s main dancer, lead vocalist, and youngest member – decided to leave YG Entertainment during her group’s ridiculously long, two-year hiatus.
Since YG singers, producers, song writers, etc. work under the strict restrictions of their “company” – which is run by brothers Yang Hyun-suk and Yang Min-suk (both of whom I’ll refer to as the “company” throughout this post) – they seldom see their ideas and dreams realized.
That’s why Minzy left YG, and why CL has either left the company or is most likely leaving the company soon. 2NE1’s members didn’t just suffer from their final group hiatus; they became tired of wishing for group and solo activities to happen (since everything from song and TV appearances have to be checked and approved by their bosses), and annoyed by the lack of support from their company whenever they were criticized (about their appearance, skills, behaviors, and thoughts).
Continue reading “Minzy’s decision to leave YG Entertainment was good for her overall, and is influential. (…) CL either left YG recently or is gonna leave the company soon.”
2NE1 will probably reunite. I don’t know how soon, but it’ll probably happen for a YG Family Concert. And it’ll probably be one of the most popular “2nd gen.” K-Pop comebacks of that year.
Continue reading “How I Imagine 2NE1’s Reunion (BLACKPINK & YG Family Concert)”
At first, I was one of those people who was extremely against Scarlett Johansson acting as a trans-man in a movie. But now that I think about it… I’m kinda split down the middle.
Continue reading “Re: Scarlett Johansson Stepped Down from A Transgender Role for A Movie”
Jisoo officially serves the visual role in YG Entertainment’s girl group, BLACKPINK.
In BLACKPINK’s latest comeback, she stole the spotlight and captured the hearts of many with her huge vocal improvement, versatile beauty, and powerful dance in the music video for “Ddu-Du Ddu-Du”.
But few noticed how she has always exceeded the expectations of a visual even long before the group’s debut.
Continue reading “BLACKPINK’s Secret Weapon: Jisoo”
Soon after I failed my first audition, I found the opportunity of a lifetime.
I’ve been looking for this opportunity for at least a year and a half, … maybe since spring of 2017.
I succeeded in finding the casting calls to Netflix’s “House of Cards”.
(In this blog post, I recount the events leading up to finding the “House of Cards” casting calls. I’ll be talking about the actual audition in my next post.)
Continue reading “Audition #2: “Netflix & Chill”… with Myself (Part I)”