BIGBANG, who won the Artist of the Year Award at the 2015 MAMA, against EXO, Zion.T, SHINee, and Girls’ Generation, had some interesting things to say during their speech.
Taeyang said, “It might be difficult for all five of us to be at a MAMA awards ceremony for a while. It has been an honor to be able to showcase the stages that we want through MAMA, and thank you for the award.” It seems that he may have been hinting at the fact that many BIGBANG members are approaching the deadlines for serving their mandatory military service.
Taeyang also added, “It is really too bad that not that many artists are here. I had hoped that MAMA would be more festive than this until the end,” showing his disappointment with singers having left early.