Update: Former “High School Rapper” Contestant And Rapper NO:EL Apologizes For Drunk Driving
Updated September 7 10 p.m. KST:
Rapper NO:EL (real name Jang Yong Joon) has issued an apology through his agency (Indigo Music)’s social media account.
This is NO:EL (Jang Yong Joon). I am writing to apologize for being involved in a disgraceful incident like drunk driving.
I am very sorry and there are no excuses for what I’ve done. I am very sorry to the people who were harmed because of me. I bow my head in apology.
I will participate fully in the police’s investigation and will receive the appropriate punishment. I am very sorry.
Even if I open my mouth, I have nothing to say for myself. I will reflect on myself and live with a sense of responsibility so that this doesn’t happen again.
I am also deeply sorry to the Indigo Music artists and management staff and I am suspending all my entertainment industry activities.
Once again, I am sincerely sorry. I am deeply ashamed to have disappointed the people who trusted and loved me despite the fact that I was lacking in many ways.
Earlier, the Seoul Mapo Police Station confirmed that they had booked NO:EL on charges of driving under the influence.
Rapper NO:EL has been caught by police on charges of driving under the influence.
The Seoul Mapo Police Station revealed that they had questioned NO:EL after his car collided with a motorcycle at around 2 a.m. KST on September 7 in the Mapo area. At the time, NO:EL’s blood alcohol content is said to have been at 0.08 percent, which is enough to get your license revoked.
The police stated that though it’s true they booked NO:EL on charges of driving under the influence, they could not reveal details as the investigation is underway.
NO:EL is the son of politician Jang Je Won and appeared on Mnet’s “High School Rapper” under his real name Jang Yong Joon. He had to leave the show and wrote a letter of apology after controversy arose over his past behavior. He has since made his debut and has been active as rapper NO:EL.