On November 24, a press conference was held for the 2016 MAMA.
Director Kang Hui Jeong addressed questions regarding the absence of YG Entertainment artists at this year’s awards ceremony and said, “Artists give a lot of consideration regarding the date of MAMA beforehand. Meanwhile, our nominees get announced and [they] make preparations.”
She continued, “With this situation, we do not have discussions about awards due to casting. We work hard for impartial and good stages for viewers.”
Then she talked about YG and commented, “In the case of YG, we expressed our intention for them to participate and heard that they will be unable to participate due to overseas schedules. It is very unfortunate. We respect YG’s decision.”
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