minzy*

Things 2NE1 has personally taught me
  • A woman defines her own goddamn sexuality. She is beautiful whether she dresses skimpily or conservatively.
  • Insecurities will continue to exist into your 30′s. That’s okay. You are still perfect.
  • Coming from a broken family is okay. You’re not less valuable just because someone didn’t know how to love you.
  • Gay is a-okay.
  • Thick is good. Petite is good. Women’s bodies are always good. So, so good.
  • No matter how much society denies it, you are fucking gorgeous and will have many chances to show it.
  • Your body is yours. Get plastic surgery. Get tattoos. Reject each vehemently. Just do what feels good.
  • Never let a man’s opinion of you shape how you see yourself.
  • It’s okay to just walk away from it all.

How do two of the biggest entertainment companies manage to get both of their biggest girl groups to disband? That must be a new record. These groups would still be making music if not for poor management and just general lack of interest for artists’ development.

They literally got pushed aside for younger, “cuter” girl groups (which baring in mind this isn’t their* fault either, they’re just working like anyone else) but what both companies seem to forget is that both Wonder Girls and 2NE1 were an integral part to getting JYP and YG where they are today.

I only really started listening to 2NE1 last year and WG two years ago but it’s obvious that their music has impacted a lot of people. Especially girls and women. Not everyone cares about what’s new and people will listen to music they connect with.

And just a reminder both generations can co-exist under the same label. This never seems to be an issue for boy groups.

*EDIT: If it wasn’t obvious, when I say “their” I’m referring to new girl groups, who are obviously not at fault. This isn’t about blaming anyone other than the companies with more than enough money and resources but yet seem to be incapable of managing multiple girl groups properly. These same companies keep up the longevity of many boy groups. This is worth repeating.

Thank you CL.

Thank you for being a great and attentive leader and taking care of the girls, protecting them, loving them and leading them.

Thank you Bom.

Thank you for being you, for the emotions you carry out while performing, for your beautiful voice, thank you for being a caring unnie to your 2ne1 dongsaengs.

Thank you Dara.

Thank you for always loving and supporting the girls no matter what. Thank you for cheering us up with your dorkiness and cuteness.

Thank you Minzy.

Thank you for being part of 2NE1 and bringing up more to 2NE1′s songs with your voice and dance.

Thank you 2NE1.

Thank you for existing. Thank you for changing my life and the life of many others. You were my first kpop girl group I ever got into. Thank you so much for the songs you created. I really admire you, you weren’t strict to one theme, you always tried out new themes and new concepts. You had various kind of songs, party songs, song about falling in love, being in love, songs about break up, songs about how to be strong and get over someone, songs about how to be fierce and confident. I truly admire you for that. That shows how talented and skillful you were. Thank you for your iconic performances. I could go on and list a million things about what I am thankful for. All four of you brought a piece to 2NE1 and if that piece was missing then 2NE1 wasn’t complete. Bom’s vocal, CL’s rap, Minzy’s dance, Dara’s fresh vocal and cuteness.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!

Thank you for the great memories. You will always be in our hearts and memories. I wish you all the best.

Thank you for giving us the best 7 years of our lives. Thank you for giving us the best rapping, singing, dancing, performing, the best of everything. We will never forget our 4 beauties. Once a Blackjack, always a Blackjack. We love you.