MADTOWN’s main vocal Lee Geon and main dancer Daewon appeared on the November 4 episode of KBS’s idol rebooting project show “The Unit.”
As soon as they came out, the first thing mentor Rain pointed out were their outfits, which appeared to be plain tracksuits. He asked, “Did your agency not support you?”
MADTOWN’s current situation about their legal dispute with their agency came into light. J.Tune Camp, their former agency, shut down, and the idol group was reportedly sold to the agency GNI Entertainment. However, the CEO of MADTOWN’s agency GNI Entertainment was arrested for fraud in March.
Due to that, all of MADTOWN’s activities came to a halt, and MADTOWN was left without an agency or manager. Lee Geon revealed that he and Daewon either practice at a practice room owned by someone they know or at a large venue if that isn’t available. Daewon said he is currently staying at a friend’s empty office. Lee Geon added, “There’s no electricity,” to which Daewon sheepishly replied, “I’m enduring with two candles.”
After hearing their story, mentor Hwang Chi Yeol told them, “I hope you can use this opportunity to heal yourselves from the pain that the adults gave you.” The MADTOWN members performed “WHO YOU?,” originally by BIGBANG’s G-Dragon. However, Lee Geon made a mistake, which shocked everyone in the room, including himself. Rain gave him a chance by asking him to sing a song. After Lee Geon sang, there was a smile on Rain’s face, and he commented, “We got ourselves a main vocal.”
Watch their performance below!
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Meanwhile, MADTOWN’s contract lawsuit has reportedly set a trial date.