Hallyu idol group 2NE1 decided not to attend any music awards to be held in the year-end, its agency said Friday.
“2NE1 was invited to many ceremonies. But it kindly refused them since the members think it is right to stay inactive at this moment to have some time for self-restraint,” said YG Entertainment.
The group has been inactive since vocal member Park Bom became involved in alleged drug smuggling in July. The agency strongly denied the report, saying Park legally obtained the drug under a doctor’s prescription in the U.S. Korean authorities also did not charge her with a crime nor indict her.
The group will only attend a fashion award called the Style Icon Awards to be held Tuesday.
Regarding the group’s future plans, the agency suggested that 2NE1 will work as a whole next year while rapper CL focuses on the solo debut in the U.S. at the same time.
Meanwhile, the four-member group will take part in the YG Family Concert as planned to keep its promise to fans, the agency added.
The group’s studio album “Crush” topped all the local charts as soon as the album was released in February.
Edit: Apparently only CL will attend SIA and she'll have a collab stage with Diplo Soompi