YG Denies Resurfaced Reports Of Seungri Inhaling Nitrous Oxide In 2017
Following recent news about Seungri’s alleged involvement in offering sexual escort services to foreign business investors, previous Vietnamese news reports of Seungri inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas) have resurfaced.
On February 19, 2017, Vietnamese news outlets including web portal Baomoi.com reported, “After the problematic photos of him at the club spread on the internet, Seungri’s Instagram account is being spammed by [Vietnamese] fans telling him to return to Korea.” The news outlet also uploaded a photo of a man appearing to be Seungri receiving the help of a woman to inhale a transparent plastic bag. According to the report, Seungri visited Hanoi, Vietnam for business purposes and stayed at a club until 2 a.m. with several men including Dennis Do, an acquaintance of Seungri and a real estate agency employee. The controversy was sparked by photos of Seungri taking photos with fans, deejaying at the club, and seemingly inhaling nitrous oxide.
A source from YG Entertainment stated on February 27, “Upon checking with Seungri, the photo was taken from a misleading angle. He said he has never inhaled nitrous oxide. The reports from Vietnam are clearly false reports, and he feels very falsely accused. He is arguing that it doesn’t make sense for him to inhale nitrous oxide in an public place like a club.”
On the same day, prior to this news, YG stated that Seungri had expressed his desire to cooperate with all police investigations to quickly resolve the matter regarding the allegations of his offering sexual escort services to foreign investors.