What’s Wrong With A.KOR’s Kemy Dissing Park Bom?

One of the most recent scandals involves A.KOR member Kemy and her controversial “diss rap” on 2NE1‘s Park Bom, and wow, has it brought up a lot of conflict. For the most part, fans and friends alike have stood up for Bom, whose drug scandal prompted a personal letter from YG regarding her need for the medicine. However, is that all to the story? Is Kemy truly the bad guy in this issue, or does she have some truth in her rap?

First of all, let’s get everything straight: I am in no way saying that Kemy’s actions were right. To be honest, this was an extremely rude composition and an extremely bad decision in summary to even bring up a senior idol in such a bad light. Logically speaking, I don’t understand why she would record such a rap, given the fact that they’ve barely debuted and have yet to establish a reputation in the industry; was she intending to ruin their chances before they even had a chance?

In short, I don’t think so. Recent rookies have been aiming for more unique, interesting ways to gain fame, whether it’s eccentric fashion or music style. In my opinion, it seems like Kemy attempted to catch attention with this track, and she succeeded. Unfortunately, I’m just not so sure if she expected the backlash, although it would be ridiculously foolish if she didn’t. Speaking from a marketing perspective, this was a wild card that played out less in her favor, and that’s just one of the things that happen when you go down the dissing route.

But what if this wasn’t an attempt to bring attention to herself? What if it was to bring attention to the suspicious drug scandal fiasco that YG managed to cover up? Am I saying that I don’t trust YG’s explanation? Of course not. I’m just trying to speak from Kemy’s perspective.

When you think about it, South Korea has quite a large stigma attached to mental illness and drugs, so I did understand this negativity in regards to Bom being let go in a simple manner. Also, let’s not forget that celebrities seem to always be treated differently when it comes to crimes, no matter the country, so why wouldn’t someone be angry with this?

Kemy definitely wasn’t wrong for stating her opinion on this scandal, but it was not a smart move in rapping about it and directly addressing Bom in the piece. The fault in this diss is purely a matter of respect and professionalism for me, personally. And before anyone says that Kemy should suffer or be boycotted, let’s keep a rational mindset and understand that A.KOR has already stopped their promotions prematurely as a response to this controversy. Isn’t that enough?

Yes, Bom was wrong in bringing illegal drugs in such a shady manner, but that case is settled, like it or not. Does it seem like she got special treatment? I’m not going to lie; it does seem like it. But just because it seems like she had the case handled in her favor doesn’t mean that releasing a public rap about telling her to do the right thing will help, right?

To put it shortly, I’m not really sure why Kemy thought it was a good idea to go through with this, but I’m not going to hate on the girl. The meaning behind the rap is rude and uncalled for, and it only managed to damage A.KOR’s image more than hurting Bom’s. There are things that don’t make sense with how quickly the case was solved, and she definitely did dish out some truth, albeit in a slightly distasteful manner.

On the other hand, just because the lyrics are negative doesn’t mean that Kemy has no talent nor potential. I have to admit that it bothers me when fans try to come to Bom’s aid by dissing Kemy in return; there’s no use in getting an eye for an eye, because all you end up with is a bunch of blind followers going in a variety of directions for no reason. In a musical sense, I really do feel like Kemy is a great rapper:

I just wish she would have thought this decision through.

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  1. ldyspring
    ldyspring says:

    I have to agree that Kemy is a great rapper, but with that track, she’s not going to get far. She won’t be offered CF deals, won’t receive respect from other idols, and even though some netizens agree with her, I highly doubt they will go out and purchase A.KOR’s music and become their biggest fans. The fact that Kemy is going off of alleged claims from a media outlet is dumb. Especially considering this news source says that Bom is lying about her age (when they actually just can’t count and they don’t realize the age of sophomores in Korea and of those in the US are different) and also considering the fact that Segye Ilbo has NOT provided any material proof whatsoever. Netizens think that Bom and YG run South Korea when that’s not the case. If SI has everything to prove that Bom really was given preferential treatment, why hasn’t any prosecutor taken up the case and taken Bom down? YG can’t keep every single prosecutor in the country quiet. YG (although he did it in a poor manner) and Dispatch have cleared everything up and people need to move on with their lives + leave Park Bom alone.

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    • KPOPme
      KPOPme says:

      Your points are very valid, and it’s honestly a pity that she sabotaged her own career and A.KOR’s career before they even made a dent in the industry. Moving on in K-Pop takes a long time for people, which is quite unfortunate, because it will take a long time for fans to even consider Kemy as a valid artist due to this release.

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      • ldyspring
        ldyspring says:

        It truly is a pity. She’s 17 this year (’97 liner) and already shows a lot of potential. This incident ruined it for me though. Her behavior as well as her agency’s is very disappointing, and I think it’s a shame really.

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