MINO FACING CONTROVERSY OVER LYRICS IN NEW ALBUM
This is why it's so hard for hip hop to take root in Korea.
Mino's lyrics on 'Drunk Talk' off his latest full allbum "To Infinity" is facing scrutiny. The lyrics in question is the first line where the singer raps, 'Vibe's wack, but I drink everyday'. The controversy stems from the fact that "Vibe" is a legendary ballad group who recently faced criticism for manipulating charts and their most well known song is "I drink everday". To this netizens are saying that Mino dissed Vibe.
Reception to this news have been pretty split, with some questioning if Mino should be dissing his seniors while others have come out to defend that it wasn't a diss but a 'shout out'.
This controversy shows the headwinds rappers face in Korea, where strict social rules often clash with the freedom the art endows.