Yang Hyun Suk’s full interview concerning Park Bom’s allegations
YG Entertainment speaks up about “drug smuggling" that Park Bom is under suspicion of.
Through their official blog, YG’s representative Yang Hyunsuk posted an explanation about the news related to Park Bom.
Representative Yang said, “Park Bom has been receiving psychological consultation for many years and was prescribed medicine from a famous university hospital in the U.S. Because of her busy schedule, she wasn’t able to go to the U.S. and so Park Bom’s mother and grandmother who goes to the same hospital had the drugs delivered by mail to Park Bom. When it arrived in the country, it became a problem with customs.”
Why did you explain through your personal views and not as (the company) representative?
This news and its contents were released 4 years ago and at that time, Park Bom’s parents contacted me and saying that she received a shot and also told me about her shocking past. They only told me about this and before this news came out, all of YG’s members, and of course the 2NE1 members, did not know anything about this.
Because of that, compared to explaining this as a YG official, I came to the decision that explaining it personally is better.
What are your feelings as a producer about the news?
If I combine the years since she became a trainee and as 2NE1, I’m known her for 9 years.
For the 9 years that I’ve looked over the 2NE1 members, I don’t think they’ve ever smoked, drank, or go to a club besides for official events. Or at least, that’s what I know.. and I’ve never heard of any rumors about that from other people. The Park Bom that I’ve known suddenly became a “drug smuggler” because of a news article.
I was aghast and didn’t know what to say first and having to explain something that is utter nonsense? Maybe I shouldn’t have given her more activities? It is true that it became a concern for bit. At least even for 2NE1, who are in the midst of their world tour, as well as their fans… A foolish-like little sister who I’ve been taking care of suddenly became a drug smuggler one morning, I don’t think I’ve done my best to protect Park Bom.
What is the truth?
As fans have already known, before Park Bom debuted as a member of 2NE1, she lived in the U.S. for a long time and while growing up, she dreamed of being a soccer player. However, unfortunately, she personally witnessed the passing of a co-player and close friend during a match. After that, at such a young age, Park Bom has been receiving psychological consultation from a university hospital in the U.S. as she wasn’t able to comprehend the shock, sadness, and pain from that memory. Through that famous, university hospital, she’s been legally receiving prescribed medicine.
After that incident, Park Bom was not able to continue her dreams of being a soccer player, but switched to being a singer. She came back to Korea with that goal and came to YG to audition; I clearly remember that day. Out of all who failed the audition, what made me remember Park Bom was that right after we first met, she said a somewhat daring sentence, “I will not be a singer if not with YG.” She failed the auditions that year and came back the next year to audition again. She failed for 3 years, but after winning 1st place among thousands who participated, she was able to enter (the company) and that was a special memory that I have with Park Bom.
The reason I’m saying this is that for the 11 years since I’ve met Park Bom, I have never heard of any stories about it until her father told me the truth 4 years ago of her playing soccer and her medical history.
All things taken together, I didn’t want to tell the 2NE1 members with the mind of not wanting to bring up Park Bom’s painful past. This became a situation where she isn’t able to tell those words herself. 4 years ago until recently, Park Bom has been legally receiving prescribed medicine from a U.S. university hospital. Because of her busy schedule refraining her to go back to the U.S., Park Bom’s mother and grandmother who visit the same hospital had them deliver the medicine and it became a problem within the customs when it arrived in the country.
Fortunately, the U.S. university hospital has Park Bom’s medical report, records, prescriptions, etc; and including circumstantial evidence, all will be submitted for investigation and it will be safely processed and completed.
They said it contained a drug component, did she know about it?
It’s common sense, but where would you find a mother and grandmother that would give drugs to their daughter or granddaughter? Especially that nowadays you need a prescription from the doctor to obtain medicine/drugs and just how many people research about what chemicals are in that medicine/drug and then take it?
I also mentioned this in “Healing Camp” a few years ago that I always carry a tranquilizer for my panic disorder and that I had to take it every day. I wasn’t curious about what’s in those medicine and even if I’ve heard about it, I don’t think I’d understand it.
As for Park Bom, she only knew that she can’t get those medicine in Korea and didn’t know they were prohibited. 4 years ago, when she knew that those medicine were not allowed in Korea, she took a different medicine prescribed by a university hospital here in the country.
Because of their (2NE1’s) world tour and busy schedule, it’s been a while since I last saw her. Last night, she came to the building to record and that’s when the news came out. I saw her cry all night long and having to release a story that Park Bom doesn’t want to talk about, I have mixed emotions right now.
I apologize for causing concern to many people and I will come back with good news. Thank you.
Netizen response to the drug smuggling allegations was initially very bad. Even with this statement some netizens are calling for the release of Bom’s medical records. However, Bom & YG plan to handle this and she will have Blackjacks’ full support.
Source: YG-Life, OSEN
Translated by YGLadies.com