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Avex and YG Entertainment had a discussion after Avex heard the announcement. G-Dragon received a suspension of indictment but the news has an influence on (how he will be viewed by) Japanese society*. Because of this, Avex has considered this fact sincerely and has decided to cancel the release of GD&TOP's Japanese single, Oh Yeah (feat Bom of 2NE1) on November 9th, even if the incident happened before they had a contract with Avex.
We apologize to everyone and to all of the fans for this incident. We will try our best so that something like this will not happen ever again.
Avex Entertainment Oct 6th 2011
Translation by Noriko @ bigbangupdates.com
*Note: A popular Japanese celebrity was jailed just recently because of drugs. Even if G-Dragon isn't guilty, people reported with anything related to drugs are typically viewed badly.
AVEX stated on Big Bang's official Japanese website, "We have halted the production of GD&TOP's single 'OH YEAH,' scheduled for release on November 9, because member G-Dragon was charged for smoking marijuana."
The two's album was set to be carried out under YGEX, established jointly by the boys' Korean agency YG Entertainment and AVEX in July, aimed at managing the activities of YG artists in Japan.
However, G-Dragon made headlines earlier this week after getting caught for smoking the drug although prosecutors suspended indictment on the singer since it was his first offence and he smoked an amount which was under punishable levels.
The 23-year-old singer himself confessed that he smoked the drug in Japan after a concert in mid-May. He tested positive in July.
"Even though the incident occurred in May, before YG Entertainment and AVEX joined together as YGEX in July, we decided to cancel the album's release due to the social repercussions by the Japanese society on the matter of illegal drug usage."
G-Dragon, whose real name is Kwon Ji-young, is the leader of his highly popular five-member boy band who were discovered and trained by YG Entertainment.
G-Dragon and T.O.P came together for the first time last year to form their duo which saw their album receive much favorable response from fans in Korea.
1- G-Dragon avoids marijuana smoking charges [NEWS]
2- YG Entertainment in state of emergency [NEWS]
3- More articles related to G-Dragon's marijuana issue [NEWS]
4- Official YGE Statement regarding G-Dragon's marijuana case [NEWS]
5- KBS, MBC, SBS: G-Dragon won't be blacklisted [NEWS]
6- Prosecutor in-charge of G-Dragon's case interviewed [NEWS]
7- G-Dragon emerges to shoot a TV commercial as scheduled [NEWS]
8- Se7en, Seungri and T.O.P visit G-Dragon @ North Face shoot [NEWS]
9- Why was G-Dragon singled out? [NEWS]
10- YGEX cancels GD&TOP's Japanese single release [NEWS]
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