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Monday Kpop Update | TWICE’s Nayeon Apologizes for Instagram Post + 2NE1’s Dara Promotion in YG + Netizens Upset with Lovelyz Actions + Ladies’ Code “Myst3ry” Album Preview

I took a break from the kpop world for a couple of days so this may be a mix between a Weekend update and a Monday update. So without further ado… what happened?!

Jang Hyunseung caught of lot of attention this past weekend, and not in a good way. Netizens have been saying for a while that he has a bad attitude and now they have comprised the evidence. It began with a post talking about a past event when Hyunseung didn’t appear for a fan meeting because he was allegedly with a woman. While Cube Entertainment said that it was a personal reason. (In my mind, that is a personal reason considering we don’t know the nature of the meeting but… you know how netz are.) Then they added moments were it seemed like it was “uninterested” or deliberating “not performing well”. And basically, they’re upset that Cube isn’t addressing this.

Honestly it’s just a lot of misinterpretations and misunderstandings that are circulating like wildfire. But, you can see the whole story here. I just think this is a non-issue that’s getting far too much traction.

Taemin decided to release new music for the fans and honestly, I was unprepared for “Drip Drop” or “Press Your Number”!


But speaking of controversy and apologies… TWICE’s Nayeon had to issue an apology over the weekend after a post she made about Taeyeon’s song. She didn’t say anything bad, she actually spoke highly of Taeyeon, admiring her voice and hoping to one day sound like her. However, it was how she was listening to the song that had a lot of people upset. She was streaming the song through SoundCloud.

Now, I use SoundCloud a lot to listen to new music. If it wasn’t for that app there would be no way for me to share music with you guys unless it’s on YouTube and there’d be no realistic way for me to listen to music. However, it is still a streaming site and not all the songs released on the site are legally uploaded. And so, fans were saying that by her posting the picture she illegally listening to the song since Taeyeon had not released the song, or given permission for the song to be on SoundCloud. So she did the responsible thing, she took down the post to avoid controversy.

Fans noticed immediately and the post was taken down, and she apologized quickly, saying, “Hello, it’s Nayeon. First of all, I want to apologize for my Instagram post. As a singer, I always have to be careful on music and all of the ways to express it, but I was so rude. I’m sorry that I troubled so many people. I’ll only use the official music streamers that I originally used so something like this never happens again. And I will be careful on everything. Thank you.”

(source: allkpop)

Crisis averted.


 

2NE1’s Dara has received the promotion of a lifetime. She has been promoted to PR Director under YG Entertainment! However, she now has new responsibilities. She has to check everything and she could be in serious trouble if something slips by her and gets posted to SNS that shouldn’t be online.

In an interview with Entertainment Relay over the weekend, Dara was asked about her position as PR manager and gladly responded with, “I was promoted to director.” She went on to explain that she naturally thought of SNS to communicate with their fans, but the agency saw her effort and awarded her with a business card bearing that position.

(source: koreaboo)

I know she’ll do a great job as the new PR Director. Congrats Dara!


In not so happy news, Lovelyz received a lot of backlash from fans after a concert. Apparently, the ladies thought it would be a good idea to bring some snacks to the show. However, snacks are prohibited. And not only did they have the snacks, they kinda littered a bit.

Netizens, not amused by their actions even in the slightest bit, posted the pictures online and it spread!

Translation: “These are the seats Lovelyz were sitting in… They threw way all their posters too.”

[ +185 / -15] Food and drinks are prohibited to enter lol

[ +154 / -34] Wow… It is rude for even other fans to see. I have been to many concerts and they all prohibit food sand drinks hahahah a They even stepped on the posters like that. What are they doing? I’m losing my interest in them.

(source: koreaboo)

I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt to remain positive but this is a bit much. Follow the rules people.


Speaking of positivity. The ladies of Ladies’ Code have returned to give us a sample of “Myst3ry” and I will say, I am super excited for this album! I love their sound and I can’t wait to hear the full length songs!

If you haven’t heard it yet, check it out below!

 

 

 

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Weekend Kpop Update | Backlash from Fans Over BTS Concert Tickets + iKON Not Included in Mnet’s Music Show Chart + Lovelyz8 Album Teaser

So this weekend was a pretty busy one in the world of kpop. I was going to do individual posts on each story but honestly, it’s so much easier to just consolidate them all into one Weekend Update. And if you haven’t guessed, yes, this is going to be a new series. Instead of all the posts flooding your emails (sorry about that) I’m just going to combine all the news into one post. This will be a daily thing. One post for the top kpop stories that I really felt need to address. So there will be a “Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Kpop Update”.

Weekend Update:

BTS News

When organizing a concert, promoters and concert organizers try to be as unique and original as possible to build up the excitement for the concert. In this instance, organizers were a little too unique. The idea was that fans wouldn’t purchase a ticket the standard way, they’d get a ticket by purchasing a shirt for $70 to attend one of the four shows in San Francisco, California on September 22nd, Houston, Texas on the 24th, Atlanta, Georgia on the 26th, and Toronto, Canada on the 27th. Shirts were only available online. Sounds pretty simple right? Unfortunately, this led to the Atlanta show being oversold.

According to several fan accounts, due to the Atlanta concert being oversold and the small size of the venue, many fans (said to be approximately 100 or more) were left out in the rain and unable to watch their favorite idols perform. Instead, notes were handed out explaining the situation which read, “We’re sorry the venue is at capacity, we will give you a full refund as well as a group photo and hi-touch with BTS after the show. Please write your name and e-mail address and we will give you a full refund.”

(source: koreaboo)

Of course, not all of the announcements ended with cheers or silence. In one video it showed just how outraged and vocal fans were at the announcement that not only would they not be seeing the show, but there was no real solution for the mishap.

The worst part about this is apparently TGM knew the show had been oversold for a while!

Hopefully everyone was able to get their refund by now but I think this is another one of those instances where this may be going on for some months to come.


iKON News

I guess it wasn’t enough for iKON to be accused of sajaegi just a few days ago in a recent news report. Now they won’t be included on the Mnet’s Music Show Chart. Fans expressed their outrage and they got a response from Mnet.

“Our chart is a broadcast music chart not a regular music chart. We tend to include songs that are promoted on music shows. As iKON’s ‘My Type’ is not being promoted on music shows it was excluded,” the company explained.

(source: kpopstarz)

Of course fans weren’t the only ones to express their disappointment in Mnet’s choice to exclude iKON from the chart. YG also released a statement expressing similar sentiments to the fans.

In an article with Newsen on September 25, YG entertainment affiliates expressed their own disappointment. “It doesn’t make sense that iKON was excluded from the charts. Before this there were songs included that weren’t promoted in music shows,” YG’s side stated. Mnet still hasn’t talked with us directly about the issue.”

(source: kpopstarz)

Mnet may not have responded to the statement from YG, but Mnet supporters surely did! They took to social media to say that YG could potentially be using this as a “media ploy”. Others stating that Mnet’s policy is not a secret and there are in fact other artists who have not been included in the charts as well for the same reason.

I personally don’t think this will get iKON on the charts but it may convince YG to partner up with Mnet in the future when it comes to promotion.


Lovelyz8 Album Preview

Are you ready for the new Lovelyz8 album? Woollim released a video containing audio samples for the new songs, “Welcome to the Lovelyz8”, “Ah-Choo”, “Shooting Star”, “Hug Me”, “How to Become a Pretty Woman”, “Sweet and Sour”, and “Rapunzel”.


And that was your weekend update!

Lovelyz | “Shooting Star (작별하나)” Teaser [video]

And the moment everyone has been waiting for is steadily approaching. Lovelyz8 is in full comeback swing with the release of the teaser for their new song, “Shooting Star(작별하나)”. This almost feels like their debut all over again honestly.

I’m excited for them and can’t wait to see them together as a group.