Se7en, Mighty Mouth, Ivy, MC Mong, T-Ara, B2ST, Block B, Jay Park, Seungri, Roy Kim
Despite Ivy's bad rep, she is still very successful
A lot of K-Pop fans are so devoted that even when scandals arise, they continue with undying loved for their beloved idols.
Whether an artist gets a bad reputation from a scandal or their personality, it seems to do little in keeping them back from making more great music.And sometimes the bad rep even helps them become more popular and famous!
Here is a collection of songs from artists who have not always been seen in the best light, but who continued on regardless – and we are happy they did!
Se7en – “Better Together” (2010) Digital Bounce
Bad Rep: Recent massage parlor scandal resulted in the abolishment of the military PR unit
Mighty Mouth (feat. Soya) – “Bad Boy” (2012) Bad Boy
Bad Rep: Member Sangchu was also involved in the military scandal with Se7en
Ivy – “Sonata of Temptation” (2007) Vol. 2 – A Sweet Moment
Bad Rep: Music video plagiarism, sex tape scandal, suspicion that she is Wheesung’s cheating ex-girlfriend, and all around sassy attitude
MC Mong – “Circus” (2008) Show’s Just Begun
Bad Rep: Dodging his mandatory military service by having teeth removed,
T-Ara – “Cry Cry” (2011) Black Eyes
Bad Rep: Mean girls who like to bully
B2ST – “Shadow” (2013) Hard to Love, How to Love
Bad Rep: Junhyung has the rather unfortunate image as a ‘G-Dragon Wannabe’
Block B – “NalinA” (2012) Welcome to the Block
Bad Rep: Got the nickname ‘murder idols’ after their agency’s former CEO committed suicide
Jay Park – “Demon” (2011) Demon [digital single]
Bad Rep: Anti-Korean MySpace posts from his training days at JYP
Seungri – “V.V.I.P” (2011) V.V.I.P
Bad Rep: Japanese sex scandal got him labeled as a ‘sex-crazed idol’
Roy Kim – “Bom Bom Bom” (2013) Bom Bom Bom [single]
Bad Rep: Accusations that he plagiarized the song from Acoustic Rain’s “Love is Canon”
Even if these artists have scandalous pasts, controversies, or a bad public image – their music is still fun to listen to!
What do you think of these artists’ bad reputations?Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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