The Straits Times
Published on Nov 30, 2012

Reporters told "No questions" at 2NE1 press conference


Have K-pop group 2NE1 decided that, contrary to what their name suggests, they do not want to speak to anyone in the media here?

A pre-show press conference in Singapore, held today (Nov 30) at Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Singapore, seems to indicate so.

Whether it was the girls' choice or the organisers, reporters were left stunned when told by press conference hosts - 987FM DJs Vernon A and Justin Ang, also known as the Muttons - that the group would not be taking any questions from the media. Only the Muttons would be asking the questions.

2NE1 (pronounced two-any-one) - made up of Lee Chaerin, 21, better known as CL; lead vocalist Park Bom, 28, better known as Bom; vocalist Park Sandara, 28, better known as Dara; and rapper Gong Minji, 18, better known as Minzy - are here for their 2012 New Evolution World Tour concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium tomorrow.