Images of T.O.P working hard to fulfill his military service has sparked both criticisms and support from South Korean netizens.
The controversial rapper, whose real name is Choi Seung-Hyun, is currently serving his reassignment at the Yongsan Craft Museum in January shortly after his involvement in a marijuana scandal late last year.
K-Pop band Big Bang, known as the “Kings of K-pop,” will be on official hiatus as YG Entertainment recently confirmed that all of its members are either preparing for the mandatory military service or have already begun theirs.
The first member of Big Bang to enlist was T.O.P, real name Choi Seung-hyun. He began his mandatory military service last year in February; unfortunately, he was discharged after being found guilty of using marijuana. His service then resumed in January 2018, according to Yonhap News.
Han Seo Hee, the trainee who vaped marijuana with T.O.P., recently took to Instagram live to answer viewer questions and revealed shocking information about her upcoming debut, relationship status with T.O.P., and, allegedly, his “member” size.
According to AllKpop, Han referred to herself as a “walking atomic bomb” because she had juicy information, including the size of T.O.P.’s penis. “His ‘down there’ is the size of a MAC,” she reportedly told netizens.
Choi Seung-hyun, better known by his stage name T.O.P, has been found unfit to continue his duty as a policeman due to his drug scandal.
According to the Chosun Ilbo, the disciplinary council will ask the army to assign him to another post so that he can fulfill his mandatory two-year service requirement.
T.O.P.’s two year probation sentence for smoking marijuana has been suspended, according to the Chosun Ilbo. Big Bang’s T.O.P., birth name Choi Seung-Hyun, was originally given a two year probation, that, if broken, would result in 10 months in prison for smoking liquid marijuana.
“The defendant has admitted his guilt and the court acknowledges all charges as guilty,” Judge Kim Ji-chul of the Seoul Central District Court said. “The defendant, as someone who’s been loved by many fans here and abroad, has disappointed his family and fans. Yet the court has allowed for the fact that he has pleaded guilty, regrets having committed the wrongdoing and shows willingness not to commit such a misdeed again.”
Han Seo Hee, the trainee who smoked marijuana with BIGBANG’s T.O.P, has officially received a sentence from her first trial.
The Seoul Central District Court sentenced Han to four years of probation, 120 hours of drug rehabilitation and a fine of ₩870,000 (about $770).
After a worrying few days, BIGBANG’s T.O.P seems to have finally shown some positive signs after the rapper’s mother reportedly confirmed to local press that he has opened his eyes for the first time in three days.
The talented K-pop artist, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, was found unconscious on Tuesday morning of an apparent drug overdose. Choi was rushed to the Ewha Woman’s University Mokdong Hospital in Seoul where he remained unconscious and relying on a respirator to breathe in the ICU.
Following varied, conflicting reports on BIGBANG member T.O.P‘s condition attributed to police sources and the rapper’s relatives, doctors who are treating him at the Ewha Womans University Hospital in Mokdong, Seoul, called for a press conference on June 7 to provide an official update.
Police had previously claimed that the 29-year-old K-pop star, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, was not unconscious and just asleep, while his mother contradicted the claim and stated that he was unconscious when he was rushed to the hospital and remains in critical condition.
According to AllKpop, Kim Han Soo, public relations head of Ewha Womans University Hospital, delivered the following statement clear up any misinformation:
News reports, even police updates, can’t always be trusted. The mother of BIGBANG star T.O.P, who currently remains unconscious in the ICU relying on a respirator to breathe, wants the media to get their stories straight.
Choi Seung-hyun, T.O.P’s real name, was taken to the hospital after being found unconscious of an apparent drug overdose on Tuesday.
South Korean rapper Choi Seung-hyun, better known as T.O.P. of BIGBANG, was taken to the hospital after he had reportedly suffered a drug overdose on Tuesday, June 6 at 5 p.m. KST.
The 29-year-old K-pop artist was reportedly admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and was placed under careful observation, according to AllKpop. Choi’s mother and other family members currently remain with him in the ICU, waiting for him to regain consciousness.
BIGBANG star T.O.P. has been booked in Korea for consuming liquid marijuana through the use of a vape pen.
The 29-year-old K-pop star, who’s real name is Choi Seung Hyun, has been serving in the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency band unit for his mandatory military service since February. He allegedly vaped the banned substance at his home in Seoul on at least three different occasions with a female friend in her 20s last October. Police reported that Choi’s female friend, who was also a K-pop trainee, had multiple drug offenses on her record, according to Allkpop.