KUALA LUMPUR: BigBang member T.O.P. has got fans of the idol expressed concern after he recently deleted all of his posts on his Instagram account.
According to Koreaboo, this follows a live broadcast on IG which the 32-year-old rapper and songwriter from the popular K-Pop outfit had streamed just days ago.
During the session, the YG Entertainment artiste, whose real name is Choi Seung-hyun, did not sound too positive about his return to music in the near future.
Apparently, he said: “I’m not going to make a comeback in Korea. I just don’t want to do the comeback itself. My friends are against it. People are just wicked.”
Although he did not explain in detail on the matter, many fans felt that he was referring to the somewhat negative public perception of himself or of BigBang.
The group’s various members had been marred by a slew of scandals since 2017. T.O.P. was sentenced to 10 months in prison for smoking marijuana, while G-Dragon was involved in a marijuana controversy as well.
Daesung also faced suspicions of being involved in an adult entertainment business. Worst hit of all was Seungri, who encountered an extreme backlash after being involved in the shocking Burning Sun scandal, which resulted in him leaving the K-Pop group and retiring from show business.
T.O.P.’s unexpected actions online had caused fans to wonder about his well-being with many expressing their concern for him.
Twitter was ablaze with messages along the lines of, “I’m confused”, and, “Is T.O.P. okay?”, to, “I’m really worried.”
Some reckoned that T.O.P., who has over 10.3 million followers on Instagram, was just making a fresh start by taking a break on social media for the time being.
One fan wrote: “I'm worried but hoping he just wants a break from social media. Trying not to freak out.”
Another said: “Cleansing posts and comments, I suppose. Zico used to do that too. Maybe he wants to start anew.”
Meanwhile, BigBang is expected to perform at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this April in the US, alongside artistes such as Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean.