Many fans were disappointed upon hearing that the famous South Korean girl group, 2NE1 disbanded in late 2016. However, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk said there is a possibility for the girls’ reunion.
In a new interview released by Yonhap, Yang Hyun Suk spoke about the disbandment of 2NE1.
“When Gong Minzy moved to a different agency, I wanted to save 2NE1. What led to the decision to disband the group was the state of Park Bom’s mental health,” he revealed during the interview.
“After ‘the incident (Park Bom’s drug scandal),’ the criticisms we received were endless. But in addition to the stress and guilt from that, I’m sure Park Bom would have felt a strong determination to continue 2NE1. I told her, ‘2NE1 is important, but I wish for you to be healthy, both mentally and physically,'" he added.
To recall, news about shipment of amphetamines from the United States sent to 2NE1’s Park Bom were considered illegal in South Korea so it was stopped at the country’s customs way back in 2010. It was revealed that the medication was for treating depression prescribed by an American university hospital for Park Bom, however they still received intense criticism for “smuggling drugs” in South Korea.
Despite this, the CEO provided hope to all Blackjacks by saying, “You never know what can happen,” he added. “It’s possible they’ll get back together like S.E.S. It may not be as long of a break [as S.E.S], but I’m thinking there’ll be a day when the reunion happens.”
Though it’s still not easy to assure 2NE1’s reunion, fans of the girl group are still very hopeful.
Meanwhile, 2NE1’s “Goodbye” garnered more than 7 million views on YouTube within just four days after its release. The song reportedly is dedicated to Minzy and their fans according to CL.