Comeback was delayed and controversy over lyrics…aespa Karina’s past remarks re-examined
aespa Karina (Yu Ji Min)’s remarks when appearing on a YouTube channel in the past are being re-examined.
A video titled “#Street Alcohol Fighter 2 Episode 7” was uploaded on the YouTube channel “STUDIO HOOK” in July last year.
On this day, when asked “What concept would you like to try in the future?“, Karina replied, “I want to try something girly and innocent. Because we’re always hunting snakes and fighting. So it’s a bit…”
Previously, aespa showed a concept contrary to the lovely and cute girl group image in songs such as “Black Mamba”, “Next Level” and “Savage”.
She attracted attention by adding, “I want to do schoolgirl concept like Girls’ Generation’s ‘Kissing You’ or f(x)’s ‘Rum Pum Pum Pum’.”
Hearing this, MC Kim Heechul joked, “With ‘Kissing You’ instead of the lollipop, you’d probably be holding a snake’s head.”
Afterwards, aespa members showed off their picturesque visuals during the time of demonstrating the “innocent aespa”, drawing admiration.
Recently, SM Entertainment has been fighting over management rights with HYBE, which joined hands with former executive producer Lee.
Former executive producer Lee is empowering HYBE by handing over his 14.8% stake (422.8 billion won). SM’s co-CEO Lee Sung Soo rebelled by exposing former executive producer Lee’s tax evasion allegations and immorality.
In particular, Lee Sung Soo caused controversy as he revealed, “The release of aespa’s new album was scheduled for around Feb 20th, 2023. The real reason why the comeback was delayed was Lee Soo Man’s lyrics about ‘planting trees’.”
Meanwhile, despite the management rights dispute and various controversies surrounding SM Entertainment, aespa released the aespa MCU worldview video “EP.3 Girls (Don’t you know I’m a savage?)” on their official YouTube channel on Feb 20th.
In addition, aespa will hold their first solo concert “2023 aespa 1st Concert SYNK : HYPER LINE” at Jamsil Arena, Seoul on Feb 25th~26th.