Category Archives: iKON K-Pop News

Brian Puspos {Choreographer} Claims iKON {Kpop} Used His Choreography

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Posted: Tuesday November 18, 2014 @ 3:04 a.m PST

 

On November 17th, American dancer and choreographer, Brian Puspos, left an unhappy message on his Twitter, claiming iKON used his choreography and linking to a video of the said dance. 

Although he has since deleted his tweet, screenshots of his tweet, as well as replies he sent regarding the issue, have continued to circulate online. Brian’s tweet read “My choreo being used once again by the iKON boys. Hey YG, hire the choreographer next time. Stop cutting corners :)” 

In addition, he linked to a clip, which was a video of iKON dancing to “Niliria,” “All of me,” and “Siri Says,” on the 8th episode of MIX & MATCH.

 

 

 

 

Brian Puspos tweeting abou iKON

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B.I, {Leader-“iKON” New K-Pop Band} Father Kim Jung Ju,42, Arrested For Embezzling $2.4 million

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Posted: Monday Novermber 10, 2014 @5:35 a.m PST

 

B.I, leader of YG Entertainment‘s rookie boy group iKON, has garnered attention for his father Kim Jung Ju (42 years old)’s embezzlement scandal.Kim Jung Ju, who is also the former CEO of Seunghwa Freetech, has ordered to appearing court for his trial with accusations of embezzling approximately $2.4 million USD worth of funds.

According to Seoul Southern District Court, Kim Jung Ju and Mr. Kang have been arrested for illegal activities as outlined in the Capital Market Act, specifically for illegal political funds, and illegal slush funds. From June to August of 2014, the two have raised $1.81 billion USD funds from the investors by making fraudulent company statements. Additionally, they shared $2.4 million USD for personal expenses. Currently,police are tracing Mr. Kang as he has gone missing. Seunghwa Freetech stocks have also been temporary halted for any trading.

With the news of Kim Jung Ju’s embezzlement, netizens are showing various responses, with some criticizing B.I for the issue and voicing strong opinions that B.I should depart from iKON. Whilst, some are empathizing and supporting B.I with the unfortunate news surfacing right before iKON’s debut in January 2015.

B.I

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Kim Dong Hyuk {Final 7th iKON-Kpop Band} Member

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Posted: Thursday November 6, 2014 @4:55 p.m PST

 

the final seventh member of YG Entertainment‘s upcoming boy group iKON has been revealed!

During the broadcast of YG Entertainment’s survival program MIX & MATCH, which aired on November 6th, Kim Donghyuk was announced to be the final confirmed member of iKON, who is set to debut in January 2015.

Known for his strong beliefs and persistence on pushing his trainees to go through a survival-format process to debut, CEO Yang Hyun Suk has had a group of nine male trainees endure harsh competition and criticism for the last six months in order to get them standing where they are today.

Six members of Team B, who were first introduced to the public in 2013 during their original survival program WIN: Who Is Next, failed to debut in the beginning of 2014 with an unfortunate loss to their brother group Team A, who are now known as WINNER. With much regret, Team B members Kim Jinhwan, Bobby, B.I, Koo Junhoe, Kim Donghyuk, and Song Yunhyeongwere put forth yet another set of challenges with the release of MIX & MATCH.

An addition of three completely new trainees, Jung Jinhyeong, Jung Chanwoo, and Yang Hongsuk, were placed among the previous six members to see if they could survive the training and brotherhood to fulfill their dreams of becoming an iKON member. Only seven of the nine trainees were announced to debut in the group, the remaining two trainees who fail to gain the most viewer votes getting eliminated from the group and possibly, even the agency.

Yang Hyun Suk previously confirmed that trainees B.I, Bobby, and Kim Jinhwan were already set as official members of iKON, which exempts them from all voting and leaves only the remaining six trainees’ positions unaccounted for unless voted into the group by the viewers of the show.

After six long months of Mix & Match training and competition, as well as an intense round of voting, the remaining four finalized members following Kim Jin Hwan, Bobby, and B.I have been revealed to be Koo Junhoe, Song Yunhyeong, Jung Chanwoo, and Kim Donghyuk.

Many fans have been showing their gratitude towards the nine iKON trainees, even before the finalization of all seven members, for their hard working efforts and for sharing the bittersweet memories with them throughout the whole process of their debut preparations.

Kim Donghyuk

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iKON {K-Pop Boy Group} 4 Members To Join Bobby, B.I and JInhwan

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Posted: Tuesday October 14, 2014 @ 4:29 a.m PST

 

YG Entertainment has released the official poster for the final match of “MIX & MATCH.”

After undergoing vigorous training and experiencing various types of evaluations, all nine trainees will be holding their final match on October 22nd. According to YG Entertainment today, it was confirmed that “MIX & MATCH’ will hold their final match at Korea University’s Hwajung Gym in Seoul, South Korea at 8PM KST.

Big Bang, 2NE1 and other artists are confirmed to attend the event.

Meanwhile, the final match will determine the four remaining members that will join Bobby, B.I and JInhwan to form, iKON. The votes accumulated during the fan meeting and voting event held in Japan, China and South Korea will be included in the final evaluation of the show. The final voting will be held in Seoul, South Korea on October 17th.

The full episode for “MIX & MATCH” will be aired simultaneously on Mnet and Naver.

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