Gong Minzy held her first solo showcase on 17th April, for her first solo mini album, MINZY WORK 01 UNO. During her showcase, she opened up and spoke about 2NE1 and her previous agency, YG Entertainment.
“After leaving YG and 2NE1, both of which were like my hometown, I was very nervous. I felt pressured to meet all of the expectations. Preparing my album was a good catalyst, as it was a new challenge for me and a new opportunity for me to grow.”
“YG is like my family’s ancestral home. After all, that is where I learned to sing and dance. It was a great help for many reasons. Because there was YG, there can be the artist Gong Minzy.”
Minzy describes Music Works, her new agency, having a family – like feel and how she is more hands on with making the music and contributing ideas during the process. In addition, she talks about the pressure if transitioning from group member to soloist and also she is still in contact with her former band members.
“Of course there’s pressure. It would be a lie to say there wasn’t. There is pressure, and there are also aspects that make me nervous.” “We monitor each other and communicate with each other frequently. They also cheer me on a lot.”
“We [2NE1] monitor each other and communicate with each other frequently. They also cheer me on a lot.”
Minzy also stated in the future she hopes that she will be able to approach the public more naturally and for the public to get to know her as an individual.