Girl group Hello Venus‘ Lime is the latest idol star revealed to have joined the competition for Mnet‘s rap competition show, “Show Me the Money 4.”
She joins a string of idol stars already announced to have applied to the show, including Winner‘s Mino, Taewoon of formerly SPEED, Jooheon of Monsta X, Jucy of EvoL, Madtown‘s Buffy, and Topp Dogg‘s Kidoh and Yano.
Lime’s agency Fantasio Music told OSEN News, “Putting side her idol status, Lime originally liked hip hop,” adding, “we did not suggest ‘Show Me the Money’ to her, she applied herself. As she is proactively preparing for the competition, we will also be supporting her to help her show her true potential.”
Before joining Hello Venus, Lime was active in the underground hip hop scene as a rapper. Under the name “Haley,” she participated in Honey Family‘s “Twist of Drama” from their fifth album released in 2010. She also featured on Lee Jung‘s “Listen” released in 2011.
Previous female idol rappers who have participated in “Show Me the Money” include EXID‘s LE and Wassup‘s Nada.
Along with idol rappers, numerous established underground rappers like P-Type, Basick, and Black Nut have also joined the competition for the fourth season of “Show Me the Money.”