Yang Hyun Suk and Mnet Reps Meet to Discuss Attendance of BIGBANG and iKON at the 2015 MAMA
With the 2015 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) about two weeks away, there still isn’t any confirmation of YG Entertainment‘s artists attending the show, but it looks like now there might be some hope, maybe.
YG Entertainment artists like BIGBANG have been a large presence at the yearly awards show for the past few years, which would make their absence conspicuous, especially since BIGBANG has been very active this year with their successful “MADE” album.
Earlier in October, YG Entertainment had voiced their surprise at not being approached by Mnet about attending the 2015 MAMA. Usually two-months advance notice is needed to prepare for a performance for a large show like this, and YG was concerned that Mnet wasn’t talking to them. Before that, there had been tension between YG and Mnet, due to the exclusion of iKON from the “M!Countdown” music chart.
With only two weeks left, one could have safely assumed that YG’s artists wouldn’t be attending the MAMA, especially with BIGBANG busy with their Japanese Dome tour and iKON scheduled to film a music video in early December. But some hope remains with YG and Mnet confirming that YG head, Yang Hyun Suk, met with Mnet reps recently, to discuss BIGBANG and iKON’s attendance. Both sides are being cautious, however, with YG saying the scheduling will be difficult and Mnet asking the public to wait for second round announcement of attendees.