South Korean K-Pop star HyunA has responded to the controversy after she lifted her dress during a college festival performance.
A video of HyunA giving some very unexpected fan service at a festival at the Korea Aerospace University made its way around the Internet on 19 Sept.
Around the 02:41 mark on the video, HyunA surprised her backdancer and concertgoers when she suddenly lifted up her skirt to reveal her booty on stage during a performance of Bubble Pop.
Though it seems the singer wanted to have some fun, there’s been a bit of controversy about her unexpected exposure.
On the 20th, HyunA addressed the controversy on Instagram, explaining her actions weren’t inappropriate for the party environment. She wrote, “The festival I went to yesterday was at a university, and right by was a simple bar with alcoholic drinks. It was a party where everyone could have fun partying. Please ease your heart, and don’t worry.”
The Instagram post has since been deleted.
HyunA, whose real name is Kim Hyun-ah is also a singer-songwriter, rapper and model.
She first debuted as a member of the girl group Wonder Girls in February 2007.
Shortly after that, HyunA left JYP Entertainment to join the girl group 4Minute, under Cube Entertainment.
4Minute debuted in June 2009 and went on to become one of the most popular girl groups in the country.
The following year, she began her solo career with a style described as “performance-oriented music.”
Change, her debut single peaked at number two on South Korea’s Gaon Digital chart.
In 2011, Hyuna earned wider public recognition with the release of her first extended play Bubble Pop!.
The song sold more than three million digital copies and she became the first female K-pop solo artist to reach 100 million views on a single music video on YouTube.
In 2012, she appeared in a successful duet rendition of Psy’s worldwide hit Gangnam Style and later released her second extended play Melting, which spawned her first number one single Ice Cream.
Following 4Minute’s disbandment in mid 2016, she released her fifth extended play A’wesome, which was supported by her first concert tour The Queen’s Back.