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It has been revealed that IU will not be attending any muziki awards shows this year.

She did not attend the 2015 MelOn muziki Awards and is not planning to attend the 2015 MAMA (Mnet Asian muziki Awards) and 2015 Golden Disk Awards.

On November 19, various news outlets reported that IU is intentionally boycotting the 2015 MAMA due to past conflicts with Mnet. The reports claim that IU was disappointed with the results of the 2014 MAMA.

Last year, the singer held three performances at the 2014 MAMA. First, she sang her song “Friday,” then N.EX.T’s hit song “Fly, Chick!” in commemoration...
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Singer Jang Ki Ha offers mashabiki a glimpse of his romantic side in the latest issue of celebrity magazine High Cut.

The 162th issue of High Cut features a stunning fall-themed spread starring Jang Ki Ha, who has been in the spotlight for the past mwezi after confirming that he and IU are zaidi than just friends.

Flaunting his sharp features for the camera, Jang Ki Ha goes for simple yet romantic poses to balance the crisp and vibrant foliage. All of his outfits are zaidi than appropriate for the season, and very much in line with most women’s aesthetic when it comes to trendy yet sophisticated men’s...
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Nation's younger sister IU is all grown up on the December cover of 'Marie Claire'. She keeps it classy and classic in the black and white cover.

The issue promises 'fabulous winter fashion' and that's exactly what we get in her solo pictorial. She looks just like a doll because of her delicate facial features and the lacy clothing she's wearing for this shoot.

Her interview also seems to have been much deeper than typical magazine interviews. She shared, "I'm in the process of becoming the real IU kwa adding together the good days and the not so good days I've had."

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On a famous Korean online community called Pann a post that claims to reflect international response with regards to IU’s ‘Zeze’ controversy has recently gained much attention from Korean netizens.
Below are the maoni gathered in the original post:
Find out what Netizens had to say about this makala below!
I would genuinely swali her mental health if it was revealed that she wrote those lyrics AFTER kusoma the book… but i doubt she actually read it. :/ i hope.
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Wow, it’s my first time of seeing Zeze lyrics. Who the hell wrote them? The kid was abused extremely cruelly...
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f(x) becomes the latest SM Entertainment female artist to juu our chart as their new song “4 Walls” jumps 14 spots to No. 1 this week. Since the beginning of September, we’ve seen Girls’ Generation’s “Lion Heart,” Red Velvet’s “Dumb Dumb,” and Taeyeon’s “I” topping our chart. f(x) was able to fend off other challengers to keep the juu spot for their company and adds another chart topping hit of their own. Congratulations to f(x).

They released their fourth full length album “4 Walls” in late October. The title track, also titled “4 Walls” is a refined house...
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Have wewe ever wanted to go back in time to fix a past mistake au spend zaidi time with someone?

Time travel is a fascinating theme as it usually deals with nostalgia and past regret. There can also be a huge price to pay as fate is sometimes inescapable.

We have seen the use of time travel to give people sekunde chances in Korean dramas such as “God’s Gift — 14 Days” and “Operation Proposal,” so it is no surprise that the theme has also been used in muziki video as well. Here are seven K-pop muziki video that have used time travel.

JYJ — “In Heaven”
Time Traveled: 3 weeks?

Junsu...
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The director for IU’s “Twenty-Three” muziki video has recently revealed his production process in response to allegations of sexual imagery and pedophilic themes in the muziki video. Yong Seok Choi, the founder of Lumpens and creative director at FEELGHOOD, uploaded his explanation on his own Facebook page on November 7.

“Today, my wife asked me what I’m going to do if my child goes to school, sees what’s being written on the Internet, and asks if I’m a pedophile,” he writes. “My colleagues and I always enjoy hearing the fans’ analyses after we finish a production. There are...
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SBS' 'Inkigayo' aired its 'Jeju Special' episode with energetic and fun performances from your inayopendelewa idols. Joining us were MCs Kim Yoo Jung, BTOB's Sungjae, and GOT7's Jackson.

On this episode, f(x) made a comeback with "4 Walls". Romeo made a comeback with "Target", Gavy NJ made their comeback with "Hello", JOO is back with "Cry & Blow", and Brown Eyed Girls came back with "Brand New World". In addition, Big Brain made their debut with "Welcome".

As for the winners, f(x), Taeyeon, and IU were the nominees, but it was IU who took the #1 trophy with "23". Congratulations to IU!

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With IU‘s lolita scandal still at its peak and her nationwide tour dates closing in, it seems that many are turning their backs on her and cancelling their reserved tickets.

Just days ago, it was revealed that IU’s nationwide tamasha tour was completely sold out. Her tamasha was set to kick off in Seoul at the Olympic Hall on November 21st and 22nd and continuing on to Busan, Daegu, and Gwangju.

As this was her first nationwide tour since her small tamasha tour in 2012, this was a much look-forward to event kwa fans.

However, with the lolita and “Zezé” controversy going viral and despite...
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Though IU made a public apology for the controversy surrounding the song "Zeze" from her album 'CHAT-SHIRE', many still take issue with the song's lyrics and the album's themes.

One netizen in particular has started a petition calling for the abandonment of IU's song. The petition, which had 13,000 signatures kwa the end of 16 hours, is calling for 100,000 to sign.

The netizen wrote:

"IU has crossed the line with the lolita themes in her song 'Zeze'... IU alisema that she meant the lyrics to be from a third-party perspective rather than as the five-year-old Zeze, but if that were so, Zeze would...
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On November 6th KST, IU broke her silence with a response to the hivi karibuni controversy regarding her alleged sexualization of the character Zezé in her hivi karibuni song “Zezé.”

IU’s hivi karibuni album CHAT-SHIRE was met with excitement and praise initially. However, during the following days, controversy arose that the entire album was pedophiliac in nature. The biggest problem, netizens stated, was the sexualization of the character Zezé from the novel <My Sweet machungwa, chungwa Tree>.

Earlier today, IU made her response to the public and the entire translation of her response can be found below. The...
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On November 6, a chart of the juu female soloists of 2015 based on sales numbers was uploaded on Instiz.

Baek Ah Yeon from JYP Entertainment tops the orodha with “Shouldn’t Have.” She released the self-written song back in May, when it achieved a surprise hit at the juu of many Korean muziki charts. Originally she had not intended to do any promotions for the track, but following its high rankings, she performed a few times on muziki programs. According to the chart, “Shouldn’t Have” achieved 1,277,626 digital download sales so far in 2015.

Right on her heels is IU, who has two songs...
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On November 6, a netizen uploaded a signed petition against IU on a portal site. The goal for the petition is 100,000 signatures and the subject material concerns the hivi karibuni controversy around IU’s song “Zeze.”

“IU has crossed a line kwa using lolita themes in her song ‘Zeze,’” the petition reads. It goes on to assert that the controversy started over the album artwork for “Chat-shire,” and that if IU had really meant to sing from a third-party perspective (not as the five-year-old Zeze), he would not have been drawn on the artwork as he was.

“You were well-intentioned but...
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With IU‘s interpretation of her new song “Zeze” on the chopping board, Dongnyok Publishing, the publishing company for “My Sweet machungwa, chungwa Tree,” expressed their concern.

For some context, Zeze from the autobiographical Brazilian novel “My Sweet machungwa, chungwa Tree” is the character that IU based her lyrics on. Zeze is a five-year-old boy who is suffering from domestic abuse. His only solace and friend for much of the novel is Minguinho, an machungwa, chungwa mti in his back yard that he has the ability to communicate with.

IU has alisema in an interview, “I wrote the lyrics about Zeze in the point of...
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IU’s bonus track “Twenty-Three” from her latest album “Chat-shire” has been accused of illegally sampling from Britney Spears’ song.

The song in swali is Britney Spears’ song “Gimme More” which was released in 2007. Britney Spears’ mashabiki noticed a voice and various sounds that sound like Britney Spears in IU’s bonus track version of “Twenty-Three.”

For example, Britney’s voice saying “keep on rocking” can be heard in IU’s song. This is an issue because the song does not credit Britney Spears and it is unclear whether there was any permission aliyopewa concerning...
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Singer IU was ranked number seven on the orodha of stars who succeeded after having started from the very bottom on the November 2 episode of “The orodha 2015.”

So far, IU is estimated to have earned over 10 billion Korean won (approximately $8.8 million) through “Good Day,” other singles, and from TV ads. After becoming successful, she gifted her father with an expensive car that he always wanted, and she is also giving regular allowances for her family members.

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She does this for a reason. After having been the guarantor for a failed business, her middle-class family Lost everything,...
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IU has been crowned the winner of last week’s “Inkigayo” with her latest title track “Twenty-Three.”

The winner announcement was postponed due to the November 1 episode being a prerecorded one with no live voting, and the No.1 artist was finally announced through SBS’ homepage on November 2.

Despite not having any muziki onyesha promotions for her fourth mini album “Chat-Shire,” IU managed to take nyumbani last week’s “Inkigayo” trophy with “Twenty-Three.” The song continues to juu most online charts, and IU’s entire new album has been a huge commercial success.

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mashabiki of IU are in luck because they can see two zaidi of the singer than usual in this latest video!

IU sings "The Shower" from her latest and controversial new album 'CHAT-SHIRE'. The song sings of past memories and happenings that she knew were bound to occur. Each of the three IUs wear a different style and take on a different part of the vocals.

Check it out above!

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IU′s agency has addressed the unauthorized sampling controversy surrounding the singer′s bonus track Twenty Three.

Loen mti stated on November 3, "We confirmed that the composer purchased voice samples, one of which was used in the relevant part during the arrangement process. We will contact Britney Spears′ agency immediately in order to check the facts. We are currently in the process of checking with regards to the relevant voice sample.

IU has been embroiled in an unauthorized sampling controversy since someone pointed out a part in bonus track Twenty Three from her mini album Chat-Shire...
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Heo Ji Woong has spoken seemingly in defense of IU regarding her interpretation of 'My Sweet machungwa, chungwa Tree' in her song "Zeze" - well, at the very least, he's spoken against those speaking against IU. She has been accused of sexualizing the five-year-old abused character, Zeze, in her suggestive lyrics.

Heo Ji Woong wrote on his Twitter on November 5, "It is wrong of a publication company to propose an extremely strict guideline in the interpretation of literature. Interpretation of all literature can be rediscovered moment to moment through one's own will and capability. Zeze would not agree with the publication company."

What are your thoughts? The debate is heating up...

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