YG Entertainment has announced that 2NE1 has cancelled their comeback stage for Mnet’s ‘M! Countdown‘, which was scheduled to be held on July 12th.
On July 5th, the ladies made a comeback after a one year hiatus with a track titled ‘I Love You‘ and kicked off their various music program promotions beginning with ‘Inkigayo‘ on the 8th.
However, with the passing of Minzy‘s great aunt (often referred to as her “grandmother” as great aunt in Korean is literally “aunt grandmother”), Gong Ok Jin, who is famous for being a pioneer in Korean cultural dance, 2NE1 has cancelled their upcoming ‘M! Countdown’ performance.
Gong Ok Jin’s funeral will be attended by those in Korean classical music and culture and the funeral is planned to span four days.
A representative of YG Entertainment stated, “Minzy wants to be there to send off her great aunt. Staff members at the broadcasting companies were very understanding and allowed us to cancel our appearance for this week.”
The members of 2NE1 will still hold the “me2day star chatting” event with their fans through me2day on the 11th, with the exception of Minzy.
All four ladies of 2NE1 will stand on the stage together after the funeral period for Gong Ok Jin has passed.