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The reason why 2NE1’s unused hits ended up getting released by BLACKPINK’s

BLACKPINK’s debut time was pushed earlier than scheduled because 2NE1’s comeback plan could not proceed.

2NE1‘s disbandment in 2016 remains the most shocking news of the Kpop industry in 2016. Recently, the incident was once again discussed on social media after CL’s interview with AP Entertainment was published. 2NE1’s former leader revealed that she herself did not know about 2NE1’s disbandment until it was reported through the news. 

Netizens questioned the real reason for YG‘s decision to disband 2NE1 without even informing the members beforehand. Were there any conflicts within the group or between the members with YG?

2NE1 - a legendary 2nd generation girl group
2NE1 – a legendary 2nd generation girl group

In his latest video, entertainment reporter Lee Jin Ho revealed more details about 2NE1‘s heartbreaking disbandment. Accordingly, after Minzy left the group in April 2016, 2NE1 still had plans to promote with a 3-member lineup.

CL, Dara and Bom prepared for their comeback album and even recorded new songs, but eventually, 2NE1 still disbanded to everyone’s surprise. The revealed reasons were because things “didn’t go well” and “YG had troubles managing a group member“.

Lee Jin Ho said that a 2NE1 member (whose identity was not revealed) caused the group’s comeback to end up getting canceled. CEO Yang was the only one who was determined to keep 2NE1 with a 3-member lineup, but was eventually forced to bid farewell to the group due to problems with managing that one member. 

2NE1 planned to come back with a 3-member lineup after Minzy left the group, but in the end the plan did not go well and they had to disband.
2NE1 planned to come back with a 3-member lineup after Minzy left the group, but in the end the plan did not go well and they had to disband.

Reporter Lee added, BLACKPINK‘s debut was pushed earlier than planned because of 2NE1‘s regrettable situation, and 2NE1’s journey sadly came to an end.

On social media, fans express their surprise at what was revealed by industry insider Lee Jin Ho. Many netizens speculate that the member who hindered 2NE1’s comeback plan was Park Bom.

Park Bom is said to be the member that indirectly caused 2NE1's disbandment
Park Bom is said to be the member that indirectly caused 2NE1’s disbandment

Bom‘s banned drug scandal once had a heavy influence on 2NE1.  At its peak in 2014, the group had to temporarily suspend activities due to public pressure after Bom‘s scandal.  For many years, most fans have believed that the indirect cause of 2NE1‘s disbandment was Park Bom.

In an interview in 2017, President Yang also mentioned Bom with the implication that she was the reason that led to YG’s decision to disband 2NE1: “I really wanted to protect 2NE1, but after Minzy left the group, I had to make a different decision. The main reason was because of Bom’s health. After the incident (2014), she received a lot of criticism,  under a lot of pressure and feeling guilty. I told her that 2NE1 is very important, but I also want her to put her own mental health and physical health first.”

BLACKPINK was forced to debut earlier than expected because of 2NE1's unfavorable situation
BLACKPINK was forced to debut earlier than expected because of 2NE1’s unfavorable situation

With the information that reporter Lee revealed, the theory of 2NE1‘s disbandment because of Park Bom continues to be reinforced.  Thus, after 5 years, 2NE1 fans finally also know the details of the group’s sudden disbandment. 

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Many fans also realize that this is the reason why BLACKPINK sings many songs from the old music store of their seniors.  2NE1 recorded many songs but they stopped working for too long and didn’t get a chance to release them.  At the same time, YG was preparing for BLACKPINK‘s debut.  Therefore, the company allowed BLACKPINK to re-record songs that were originally given to 2NE1.

  • 2NE1 never intended to disband, but they were unable to make a comeback and eventually the songs were given to the junior girl group.
  • What a pity for 2NE1.  If it weren’t for Bom’s scandal, they would have been active for many more years.
  • Now I understand why BLACKPINK sings so many songs that were supposed to be 2NE1’s.
  • If this is true, we still have to thank Yang Hyun Suk because he was the only one who wanted to protect 2NE1. 
  • I still can’t forgive the company for abandoning 2NE1, for whatever reason.
In February 2021, Minzy confirmed that BLACKPINK's hit As If It's Your Last was remade from a demo that 2NE1 did not use.
In February 2021, Minzy confirmed that BLACKPINK’s hit As If It’s Your Last was remade from a demo that 2NE1 did not use.
Some of BLACKPINK's songs like "Playing With Fire" or "Forever Young" are also said to be old songs of 2NE1 because 2NE1 members hinted at them before.
Some of BLACKPINK’s songs like “Playing With Fire” or “Forever Young” are also said to be old songs of 2NE1 because 2NE1 members hinted at them before.
BLACKPINK's "Stay" was also rumored to be a song from the music store that Teddy produced for 2NE1
BLACKPINK’s “Stay” was also rumored to be a song from the music store that Teddy produced for 2NE1

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