Soompi K-Pop Idol Rap Battle: Round 1

Hip-hop has played a major role in influencing the sound of K-Pop, ranging from artists who incorporate a slight hip-hop influence in certain songs (2NE1 or Girls’ Generation) to groups that have a much heavier emphasis on hip-hop (Block B or B.A.P). Even within each idol group, there’s almost always a rapper — with so many groups these days, that’s a lot of rappers. (We...

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I Heart It: K-pop Instagram (August 3 – August 9)

Welcome back, Soompiers to another week full of adorable K-Pop Instagram posts to kickstart your weekend! This week’s edition features a lot of cute selcas and some group photos of your favorite artists with their friends.  Flip through the gallery to find out what your favorite K-Pop stars were up to this past week!   2AM‘s Jinwoon is a lovely summer flower boy! 2AM’s Seulong...

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miss A’s Min, SISTAR’s Soyu, and Nicole Hang Out Together and Share a Selca

miss A’s Min delighted fans when she shared a picture of her fellow 91-line friends on her Instagram.  Her picture featured herself with SISTAR’s Soyu and KARA‘s former member Nicole hanging out for the day and showing their close friendship while smiling for the camera. Nicole has been out of the limelight ever since leaving her group but it seems like her friendship with her sa...

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miss A Says “D-4″ to JYP Nation Concert-One Mic

Girl group miss A counts down to the JYP Nation-One Mic concert happening in four days. A photo of all four members of miss A, holding a placard that says “D-4″, was uploaded JYP‘s official Twitter account with the caption: “D-4 before the start of 2014 JYP Nation- One Mic : 2014.08.09. It’s miss A!” It’s been a while since all four members have been seen ...

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Jo Kwon Goes Trigger Happy With Camera at “JYP Nation – One Mic” Practice

JYP Entertainment artists are currently hard at work for their upcoming concert, “2014 JYP Nation – One Mic.” Jo Kwon‘s recent uploads on his Instagram account show multiple photos that he took with fellow JYP artists while practicing, the concert being just around the corner. The concept of the concert is that one mic is shared amongst all the artists of JYP Entertainment. Park Jin Yo...

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miss A’s Fei Places Her “Naughty Hands” on Min

On August 1, Fei of miss A revealed a photo with the concept of “Troublemaker” and a caption that said, “Min is so cool, too! Good night, my love.” In this photo, Fei and her fellow member Min can be seen posing very intimately with each other. Fei has her hands on top of Min’s chest and Min has her hands on Fei’s butt. But if you look closely, Min playfully makes a sneaky expression while she has...

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miss A’s Jia Considering Offer to Star Alongside Song Seung Hun and Liu Yifei in Korean-Ch...

miss A member Jia has received an offer to act in a Korean-Chinese joint production titled “Third Love,” and is in the middle of looking it over. On July 30, a representative of miss A’s agency, JYP Entertainment, told MyDaily, “After receiving a casting offer for ‘Third Love,’ Jia is currently considering it positively.” “Third Love” is a Korea and China co-produced film that will be led by direc...

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New Footage of Alleged Sexual Harassment of Suzy Released, Showing Angle Really Matters

Earlier today, a video was uploaded on Youtube with the title, “A different angle that clarifies the first part that caused controversy around Suzy at the water gun festival.” The short six-second video captures miss A‘s Suzy and the host of the event (MC) standing on a platform from a high back angle. It shows the male host extend his right hand behind Suzy to direct her further...

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miss A’s Suzy Sexually Harassed at a Public Event? JYPE Responds

On July 26, miss A’s Suzy attended the opening ceremony for the ‘Sinchon Water Gun Festival’ in Changchun-dong, in order to participate in the ‘Sprite Shower’ countdown, as the endorsement model for Sprite. However, after fan-taken videos from the festival were uploaded onto the Internet, fans were shocked to find footage of what appears to be Suzy being inappropriately touched by a man standing n...

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