B.I., the former leader of K-pop group iKON has allegedly admitted to some of the drug charges brought against him.
Based on local news outlets in SBS News and The Korea Times, EOnline! reported that the police however have not revealed specific charges B.I. admitted to.
B.I., 22 was questioned over a 2016 drug case he was allegedly involved in when he was summoned to the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency.
The rapper told the media that he was sorry for causing trouble before getting into his car and left after 14 hours later.
It was also reported that police would summon former YG Entertainment CEO, Yang Hyun-suk for allegedly threatening and blackmailing former YG trainee Han Seo-Hee after she confessed to drug allegations that implicated B.I.
Yang had previously resigned as head of one of South Korea’s to three giant entertainment agencies in YG Entertainment in June amid drug and sex scandals that rocked his company and the K-pop industry.
B.I’s real name is Kim Han-bin and besides rapping, he is also a singer-songwriter, record producer and former leader of the boy group iKon under YG Entertainment.
He has appeared on Mnet WIN: Who is Next in 2013 as well as Mix & Match and Show Me The Money in 2014. In 2015, he debuted as the leader of iKon.
In 2009, B.I made his first appearance by featuring as well as participated in promotions for MC Mong’s single “Indian Boy”, where he also appeared in the music video, followed a cameo appearance in MC Mong’s music video, “Horror Show”.
Soon after B.I joined YG Entertainment as a trainee in January 2011.
After over two years of training, B.I partook on Mnet reality survival program WIN: Who Is Next as a contestant under Team B.
The show resulted with the victory of Team A, thus going back to training under the label.
On May 14, 2014 it was revealed B.I as well as Bobby would compete in Mnet’s Show Me the Money 3. Along the show, B.I released digital single “Be.I”, soon becoming the first single from the show to top the charts.