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K-pop star B.I banned on Chinese social media for past drug use

  • B.I, the former leader of South Korean boy band iKon, was banned from Chinese social media platforms such as Douyin and Weibo on Wednesday after Chinese K-pop fans condemned him for his history of drug abuse.
  • The 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kim Han-bin, was found guilty of cannabis and LSD use in September 2021.
  • He was slapped with a three-year suspended prison sentence and four years of probation for illegal drug use.

B.I, the former leader of South Korean boy band iKon, was recently banned from Chinese social media platforms such as Douyin and Weibo after Chinese K-pop fans condemned him for his history of drug abuse.

The 25-year-old rapper, whose real name is Kim Han-bin, was banned following a New Year’s Day post in which he announced he would constantly update his content on the platforms, saying, “Let’s contact more in the new year,” according to state-run Global Times.