Jay Park was the latest guest on the popular podcast, "The Glow Up." He divulged into his controversialpast, and describes his time at JYP Entertainment, as "artist development" During his time there, he reported that if you made mistakes during practice you would be scolded, and struck!
"The culture in itself was kinda like when you get certain lyrics or you get certain dance move wrong, they would like literally hit you. That's kinda like the Korean way you know. It's not like that now. Much better now but back then they were like, 'You motha f*ck'... (laugh) but they wouldn't do that to me because I was good at dancing. But I would see this dude next to me, he would be getting some sh*t wrong and get his ass whooped."
We're glad to hear that times have changed, and this is no longer the norm at JYP!
He stated that the training did him good, but in a way it killed his creativity and passion, as he was instructed to sing and dance in a particular way.
He then started talking about his MySpace controversy, that was the catalyst to everything that happened back then. I feel that it was definitely miscommunication, and literally his comments were lost in translation at the time. Young people say certain words and use different types of slang; and of course Jay Park is indeed American by nationality. It was all a misunderstanding.
As times are changing, I would say that this generation of the South Korean youth are more understanding, and knowledgable of western terms, slang and mannerism.
What do you think?
Take a listen to the full podcast here.