It was revealed that Minty from “High School Rapper 2” had been lying about her age.
On October 10, Minty’s agency released an official statement regarding the truth about Minty. Minty appeared on Mnet’s program “High School Rapper 2” and was recently swept up in rumors stating that she produced the girl group GSA (Girls’ Alert) and that her actual age was 37.
Below is the full statement from Minty’s agency:
Hello, this is Minty’s agency.
Recently, Minty has been spending each day with a heavy heart due to the rumors surrounding her. Due to her fear of hurting her family and fans, she wanted to let this event pass by quietly. However, we decided that there was concern that this could cause even more grief to fans who trust and love Minty, so we’re releasing an accurate statement on the false rumors.
1. It is true that Minty is Sorina, Alpaca Production’s CEO and the producer of GSA. She has worked as a composer since a young age, and she started her company after receiving an investment offer. However, about two years ago, she entrusted the management of GSA to Roots Entertainment due to various issues and health problems, and she is currently running many companies in this method.
2. Currently, Minty is suffering from an eating disorder due to severe stress. Following support from her fans, she began to receive counseling beginning in October, but she is still unable to eat a regular meal.
3. Last year, Minty applied to “High School Rapper ” as a contestant born in the year 2002. At the time, Minty wanted to reveal her real age multiple times, but due to the internal situation and pressure, she had no choice but to stay silent. Minty was an unknown artist at the time, and it was a hopeless situation in which every opportunity was valuable. Minty has been suffering from the psychological burden of the situation everyday until now, and she’s currently receiving counseling.
4. Furthermore, Minty’s actual age is not 37, but 28 (26 in international reckoning). The misunderstanding about [Minty] being in her 30s seems to have occurred because she started producing since she was 24 (22 in international reckoning). This [rumor ] is clearly not true. Besides her age, every side of Minty has been genuine, and although the timing is different, everything in Minty’s lyrics comes from her own experience.
Finally, Minty will personally give her stance on the rumors again through a YouTube video at noon today (October 10 KST), and regardless of the truth, we deeply apologize for causing fans to worry.
As promised, Minty uploaded a video on YouTube to personally address the rumors surrounding her and apologized for hiding the truth. (OP note: the video has since the been deleted.)
source: mintyarin, soompi, naver
From what i've been reading, she only auditioned for the show (which they showed in an ep), but didn't actually participate in the show. Here's her audition clip that went viral.
Omona, have you faked your age before?