12:21 am - 07/10/2012

CL calls Korean singers “more passionate” than American and Japanese singers

In a recent interview, CL expressed her feelings on why K-Pop artists have popularity overseas:

Why do you think foreigners like 2NE1 & Kpop?

“The passion for music that Korea has cannot be easily found anywhere else. As compared to singers in Japan and USA, our (Korean) singers are more passionate. 2NE1 has been mixing eastern and western genres of music. The trot melody (that I Love You has) is one of those efforts.” (CL)

Man, the worst is when people who thrive due to sheer hype start to buy into their own hype and believe the shit that’s being spewed.

It’s like being a drug dealer and using your own shit. You’ve jumped the shark after that, you know?

Pro-Tip: When you’re an underdog, people tend to root for you. When you’re an underdog and you act like you already run shit, people laugh at you for being delusionally entitled.

Just saying.

Source - AsiaJunkie
Translated interview - YGLadies
Original interview - Hankyung

umm lol I dont think it's a good idea to bash the countries you're trying to break into, CL..

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a_cheshire_grin 9th-Jul-2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'm a huge 2NE1-fan, but I'm side-eying CL for this comment. There are passionate singers all over the world, not only in Korea. -.-''
asnindie 9th-Jul-2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
I wonder if you can hear passion over Autotune?
violetchoux 9th-Jul-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
Lol wow ok
devilsatin 9th-Jul-2012 03:35 pm (UTC)
she's stupid
es2pido 9th-Jul-2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
I love you CL but that was bullshit.

minakuu 9th-Jul-2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
bitch please, listen to japanese vocalists like Yuna Ito, Ayumi Hamasaki or Koda Kumi.. there are far more too.
minakuu 9th-Jul-2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
even though ayu sounds not that good now, she still sings most of the korean vocalists into the ground
chibiyunie 9th-Jul-2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
People pull this way out of proportion. Sigh.
lightasadream 9th-Jul-2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
it's tragic.
anconeous 9th-Jul-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
Oh CL...

yasmine2009 9th-Jul-2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
Looks like someone needs to take a seat. A few dozen really.
stephie184 9th-Jul-2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
CL I love you and everything but...
88keyz2nun 9th-Jul-2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
luan slays me evertime...lol
sexyryu28 9th-Jul-2012 03:55 pm (UTC)
Oh please *eyeroll*

Every artist from whichever country will say something similar, not just artist but common folk too. It's the pride from being born in XY country. "Nobody sings/dance/cooks like *insert country*"

I wish people stopped hanging on to every word so literally and making every comment so negative. Really, it makes some of us pull away from fandoms.
merylsteep 9th-Jul-2012 03:58 pm (UTC)
kiminikaeru 9th-Jul-2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
she's embarrassing herself lol
kanot 9th-Jul-2012 04:06 pm (UTC)
k0dama 9th-Jul-2012 04:07 pm (UTC)
OH CL pleas say they're just quoting you wrong
k0dama 9th-Jul-2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
Actually, now that I know she expressed it in Korean, I kind of understand.

Gotta keep your home fans happy.

If she failed to mention anything Korean singers did better, her Korean fans would throw a fit, call her a 2nd gen, tell her to leave the country, etc.

Edited at 2012-07-09 04:11 pm (UTC)
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