[INT/Trans] YG Talks About YG Family – 2NE1 Cuts

Interview: YG’s Comprehensive Interview – 2NE1 Cuts

- It seems that more and more young people are becoming fans.

People nowadays barely know me as Yang Hyun Suk of Seo Taeji&Boys, they know me as the president of Big Bang and 2NE1. I used to be able to go to Hongdae restaurants peacefully, without anything bother my mind, but now when I go out there, I see a lot of young people looking at me, and it’s really a but uncomfortable.

- When 2NE1 is going to advance into the United States.

They would be focusing on the United States and Europe first, since three out of the four members have experienced living in English-speaking countries, this is very favorable for them. After Big Bang’s world tour, 2NE1 would concentrate in advancing into Europe and the US, and I’d really want them to start promotions by the end of the year.

- Plans for YG’s “pretty girl group” was revealed and has attracted a lot of atttention.

Some people even go so far as to call them “YG version of SNSD.” Some even say that “YG never used to put much in store about people’s looks, I wonder how this would be seeing as they would be about appearances.” But people should understand that it’s not about attempting to make a second 2NE1 or a second Big Mama. Of course, this girl group is certainly not something I am familiar with, or is similar with my existing groups. These are not only pretty kids doing well in dancing, but I imagine them to be pretty kids who are going to do well in hip-hop too.

- The reason for appearing in SBS compared to other broadcasting companies.

We and SBS have a common understanding and mutual respect for each other. Actually, we don’t look at the broadcasting company, but rather on the directors. For example, PD Park Seong Hun is highly acclaimed, so we worked with Park PD during 2NE1′s comeback stage last year. We want to have a good stage; it was never about wanting to work with one broadcasting station only.

- Watching out for the singers’ private lives.

Most people think that Big Bang and 2NE1 are the types to always want to go out and party a lot. But it’s not like that. I’d be the first person who’d know that the best. They don’t even know a lot of other people and other entertainers. With the recent events, they themselves felt the responsibility of being stars who are constantly being paid attention to. Rather than watch them, I trust them with what they do.


Sources: Nate 1, 2, 3
Translated by: BlackjackBelle@OhDara/ SlaveTranslator@WeLoveDara