Recently, the popular girl group 2NE1 is busy treasuring Lee Hayi. They’re not only helping her out with their know-hows about singing and dancing lessons, but they’re also teaching her their hard-earned first hand experiences in staying fit and dieting as her seniors. Why? Because Lee Hayi is the one who replaced 2NE1’s 5-year-long position in their agency as the youngest artists.
According to an insider, 2NE1 and Lee Hayi became as close as sisters during the process of switching their hit songs and performing them at the end-of-the-year MBC ‘Gayo Daejaejun’. Through last year’s ‘Gayo Daejaejun’, 2NE1 performed Lee Hayi’s debut song ‘1,2,3,4’ and Lee Hayi performed 2NE1’s mega hit ‘I Love You’ and then sang all together, showcasing the quintessence of collaboration stages.
YG Entertainment stated that 2NE1 grew to adore Lee Hayi during their Gayo Daejaejun practice, as they began to see Lee Hayi’s genuine and humble attitude, as well as her determination in maintaining her direction in music.
2NE1 hasn’t had much interaction with other celebrities because they seldom appeared in TV variety shows or other activities outside their group so far. The insider says, “It’s no surprise that 2NE1 loves the only junior artist and adorable girl that Lee Hayi is, considering the fact that even under the YG Family BIGBANG has been a senior and male group and Gummy is an even higher-up senior to 2NE1, which made it difficult for them to approach them easily.”
Meanwhile, Lee Hayi the rookie who swept the music industry with her debut during the last half of 2012 has a new album release ahead, and 2NE1 is also about to have a comeback during the first half of this year.
Translated by: tokkimeow@flyhayi