BIGBANG disbands after mandatory military service? G-Dragon remains hopeful to perform with boy group after 2016 enlistment

BIGBANG disbands after mandatory military service? G-Dragon remains hopeful to perform with boy group after 2016 enlistment

South Korean boy band BIGBANG will reportedly be in hiatus for their mandatory military service. However, lead vocalist G-Dragon remains hopeful amid the uncertainty of the group’s fate after enlistment.

It’s a mandate from the South Korean government to enlist every male citizen in the country for military service. That law doesn’t exempt anyone including celebrities and Korean pop idols.

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That being said, it’s expected to witness YG Entertainment’s internationally-recognized boy group, BIGBANG, to pause from performing on stage.

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Lead vocalist and rapper, Kwon Ji-Yong aka G-Dragon, 27, revealed that they don’t have any idea whoever from the members will be called for duty and when the scheduled date would start. What he knew so far is their preparedness whenever the government calls them soon.

“Whenever our country calls us, we’ll go. We don’t know when or who it will be, so I want to show people the five-member BIGBANG for as long as we’re allowed,” he said during the press conference for their special 10th anniversary exhibition.

The 27-year-old rapper added that he’s unsure whether the group will decide to continue performing as BIGBANG or not, according to News Every Day. He thought that maybe during the military enlistment, they might change their plans.

He explained that as they grew older inside the military premises, it might affect their decision for their career in the entertainment industry. Yet, he’s hopeful that he will still perform together with BIGBANG during their show business come back.

At the end of the press conference, he assured his fans that he’ll appear on public eye again after his enlistment. At that time, G-Dragon emphasized that he will remain as a big influence to South Korean pop music.

In the meantime, BIGBANG will have their 10th anniversary concert on August 20 and exhibition on October 30. Hence, fans should take note of these dates. Gamenguide noted that this year will be their last appearance on public before their slated military enlistment.

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South Korean boy band, BIGBANG, comprises G-Dragon (Kwon Ji-Yong), T.O.P. (Choi Seung-Hyun), Taeyang (Dong Young-Bae), Daesung (Kang Dae-Sung), and Seungri (Lee Seung-Hyun).

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  • Renee Hetrick-Lamp