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BIGBANG Seungri To Compete In Jiu Jitsu Tournament in New York

BIGBANG Seungri To Compete In Jiu Jitsu Tournament in New York

While his fellow BIGBANG members are busy with their individual comebacks, BIGBANG maknae  Seungri is busy with something else. The YG artist is currently preparing to compete in a professional jiu   jitsu  match. According to Koreaboo , Seungri is preparing to join a jiu jitsu competition this summer. The report said that he will be attending he the New York Summer International Open IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship this July to earn a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Seungri, who has already earned his blackbelt in taekwondo has even impressed mixed martial artist and Ip Man star Donnie Yen who was surprised at the BIGBANG member’s fluency in speaking Mandarin as well as his skills as a fighter. Most recently, Seungri was in Osaka to train in jiu jitsu and his dedication to the sport has earned the approval of jiu jitsu black belter Matthew Diniz. As a result, Seungri, who has always been the most outgoing and extroverted member of the K-pop idol group has even recruited the members of his training camp to become supporters of BIGBANG. While Seungri is hard at work excelling as a fighter, his fellow BIGBANG members Daesung, G-Dragon and Taeyang are filling entire stadiums

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BIGBANG’s T.O.P. Faces Re-Enlistment After Being Dismissed For Drug Scandal

BIGBANG's T.O.P. Faces Re-Enlistment After Being Dismissed For Drug Scandal

BIGBANG’s T.O.P. has been expelled from military service and will have to re-enlist again after he was found positive for marijuana in a recent drug test conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency. The BIGBANG rapper will have to re-enlist again according to South Korean law. According to a report by All Kpop , T.O.P, whose real name is Choi Seung Hyun was dismissed from service as an army policeman for his involvement in the drug charges. It can be recalled that last week, T.O.P. was the subject of controversy after the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency released the results of a hair follicle test conducted on the YG artist which found him positive for marijuana. A female trainee who was earlier picked up by police for marijuana raised the BIG BANG member’s name during police interrogation leading them to perform the test on T.O.P. At the time, T.O.P was enlisted as a conscripted police officer of the Seoul Police’s Band Unit. His superiors earlier said that he will continue to perform his duties as a member of the band until a verdict is reached in his drug case, which is under investigation by the prosecutors’ office. T.O.P. has acknowledged the

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BIGBANG’s T.O.P Issues Handwritten Apology Over Drug Scandal; Fans Believe Rapper Won’t Get Jail Time

BIGBANG's T.O.P Issues Handwritten Apology Over Drug Scandal; Fans Believe Rapper Won't Get Jail Time

BIGBANG rapper T.O.P has issued a public apology to his fans following the drug controversy he is currently involved in. The YG artist shared a handwritten apology which states his feelings of remorse and embarrassment over the issue. According to All Kpop , BIGBANG’s T.O.P. uploaded his personally handwritten letter bearing his thoughts on the issue. While apologizing for causing damage to the label, his fellow BIGBANG members, the fans and his family, T.O.P. expressed disappointment in himself for being the cause of such trouble for the people he cared about. “I believe I should be rightly punished for hurting the members, the label, the public, the fans who cherished me, and my family in a way that cannot be fixed,” BIGBANG’s T.O.P said in his letter.  “My heart hurts, and I am very disappointed in myself.” T.O.P. in his statement acknowledged that what he did was irresponsible even as he admitted that he was too embarrassed in himself for making such a mistake. Even though he has expressed that he is ready to accept punishment or his actions, he did admit to feeling fear about what will happen to him with the investigation. While early reports have speculated that

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BIGBANG’s G-Dragon Says Sorry For T.O.P’s Marijuana Scandal

BIGBANG's G-Dragon Says Sorry For T.O.P's Marijuana Scandal

VIPs, BIGBANG’s official fandom came in full force at the Kyocera Dome in Japan over the weekend to witness a special event by remaining BIGBANG members G-Dragon, Daesung, Taeyang, and Seungri. Amid the temporary hiatus of BIGBANG member T.O.P. and the recent controversy surrounding the rapper, G-Dragon addressed the issues with an apology. According to a report by All Kpop , G-Dragon made an apology to the fans for making them worry about the K-pop group and swore that it will not happen again. It was reported last week that BIG BANG’s T.O.P., who is currently serving his two-year mandatory enlistment as a conscripted police office for Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s band unit, was found positive for marijuana after a drug test conducted on his hair follicle in March. It was reported that a female trainee was caught by police for marijuana and pinpointed the BIGBANG rapper when she was interrogated by the police about whom she was with when she did the drugs. This prompted the police to conduct a follicle test on T.O.P. which resulted in a positive outcome. Based on the official statement of YG Entertainment, T.O.P. acknowledged the use of marijuana last year prior to his

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Will BIGBANG T.O.P’s Drug Scandal Affect G-Dragon’s Solo Comeback? VIPs Rally Behind BIG BANG Leader

Will BIGBANG T.O.P's Drug Scandal Affect G-Dragon's Solo Comeback? VIPs Rally Behind BIG BANG Leader

Will BIGBANG leader G-Dragon be affected by the recent drug scandal involving BIGBANG rapper T.O.P.?  G-Dragon is set to release his solo comeback “Kwon Ji Yong” next week and is set to kick off his 19 city world tour on June 10. Fans are asking whether or not G-Dragon’s upcoming projects will be negatively affected by reports about T.O.P’s drug charges after he was found positive of marijuana in a recent drug test conducted by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency a week before G-Dragon’s much awaited comeback . T.O.P., who is currently serving as a conscripted police officer in the Gangnam District as part of his two-year mandatory service is now facing investigation from the prosecutor’s office for violation of drug laws in South Korea. With recent developments, G-Dragon’s own experience involving marijuana investigation is being dredged up online by some netizens. It can be recalled that in 2011, G-Dragon was accused of using marijuana after he was found positive of the substance by a drug test. However. G-Dragon denied using cannabis and cited that the results may be due to a party that he attended at the time. The prosecutor’s office dropped indictment proceedings after they proved that G-Dragon

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Taeyang’s Comeback Confirmed By YG After G-Dragon’s Solo Release

Taeyang's Comeback Confirmed By YG After G-Dragon's Solo Release

YG Entertainment has confirmed that BIG BANG’s Taeyang will be releasing his solo album after G-Dragon released his “Act III: MOTTE” this month. YG boss Yang Hyun Suk made the official announcement on his Instagram account. According to Soompi , Yang Hyun Suk confirmed the release of G-Dragon’s solo album “Kwon Ji Yong” on June 8. He also confirmed that Taeyang will be releasing his own solo album right after G-Dragon. He didn’t specify, however, when the album will come out. YG has earlier confirmed that both BIG BANG members were working on their solo albums after T.O.P. officially enlisted to fulfill his two-year mandatory service in the military. Daesung has already released his Japanese mini album “D-Day” last April to great success and concluded his solo Japan Dome Tour on the same month. Meanwhile, G-Dragon is set to kick off his 19-city “Act III: MOTTE” World Tour starting June 10 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, selling out the venue which seats 65,000 people in just eight minutes. Taeyang, for his part is also set to embark on “SOL Japan Stadium Tour” on August 5 and 6. Taeyang will hold his solo concerts on two of the biggest venues in

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Taeyang Solo Concert: BIG BANG Member Announces Tour Dates For ‘SOL Japan Stadium Tour 2017’

Taeyang Solo Concert: BIG BANG Member Announces Tour Dates For 'SOL Japan Stadium Tour 2017'

After BIG BANG’s Daesung successfully concluded his D-LITE Japan Dome Tour this month and ruled the Japanese charts with his solo mini album “D-Day”, its Taeyang’s turn to take the Japanese stage this July. The BIG BANG member recently confirmed the schedule of “SOL Japan Stadium Tour 2017.” According to his Instagram post , Taeyang will be holding a series of solo concerts on July 8 and 9, and again on August 5 and 6. Taeyang did not announce whether his solo album will be a Japanese album like Daesung’s solo album. Based on his announcement , Taeyang’s “SOL Japan Stadium Tour” will happen in two venues. The first two nights will be held at the ZOZO Marine Stadium while the August 5 and 6 dates will be at the Hotto More Field in Kobe. Both locations are considered major venues for sports and entertainment events as ZOZO Marine Stadium has a capacity of 30,000 while Hotto More Field can seat 35,000 audience members at a time. It can be recalled that Daesung, popularly known in Japan as D-LITE recently concluded his series of solo concerts at the Seibu Prince Dome on April 15 and 16 and at the Kyocera

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BIG BANG Takes VIPs On Hilarious Camping Adventure For Youtube Reality Show ‘Run BIG BANG Scout’; First Episode Airs April 26

BIG BANG Takes VIPs On Hilarious Camping Adventure For Youtube Reality Show 'Run BIG BANG Scout'; First Episode Airs April 26

If BIG BANG fans thought that BIG BANG simply went on hiatus for T.O.P’s mandatory military enlistment, they’re in for a treat as G-Dragon, T.O.P., Taeyang, Daesung and Seungri had one last surprise up their sleeve for their VIPs. BIG BANG will be starring in a youtube RED original series which will help fans learn more about them while they go on a camping adventure. According to All Kpop , Run BIG BANG Scout! is a commemoration of BIG BANG’s 10 th  anniversary as a group and their gift to their loyal VIPs all around the world who may be missing the boys since T.O.P’s enlistment. The reality show is youtube RED originals. Based on the  trailer  released by BIG BANG, Run BIG BANG welcomes their fans to an awesome adventure as they are cutely clad in Boy Scout uniforms. BIG BANG maknae Seungri leads the charge as he doubles as the host for their missions and his hyungs tease him mercilessly with every comment According to the teaser, the show is hosted by BIG BANG with Seungri insisting that he is the captain with G-Dragon, T.O.P., Daesung and Taeyang laughing all the way through as they try to imitate

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BIG BANG Is The Only K-Pop Group To Get Nomination In Europe’s Daf BAMA Music Awards!

BIG BANG Is The Only K-Pop Group To Get Nomination In Europe's Daf BAMA  Music Awards!

They may be on a hiatus because of T.O.P’s mandatory military enlistment, but BIG BANG proved that its influence in the international music scene is still as strong as ever. BIG BANG has been nominated for Europe’s prestiogious daf BAMA music awards. According to a report  by SBS Pop Asia , BIG BANG was the only K-pop act to be nominated in this year’s awards which is dominated by internatinal acts. The daf BAMA is an awards body based in Germany which seeks to honor the best that Eastern and Western music has to offer. Based on the mechanics posted  by BIG BANG Updates , VIP, or BIG BANG’s official fandom has the chance to help BIG BANG clinch the win by voting  through twitter.  Fans must first follow @dafentcom  and @BAMA_official on Twitter for votes to count. Posts made on social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will be counted for BIG BANG but voters need to use the hashtags #BAMA2017DiamondEdition_BIGBANG, #BAMA2017 and # with the country of origin. They may likewise vote using the #DafBAMA 2017 and #DafBAMA2017_BIGBANG. Meanwhile, the official announcement from daf BAMA simply requires posting on social media using the #DafBama2017_BigBang . The post

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