Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans

Min Hee Jin has responded to allegations, claiming she accused groups such as RIIZE, TWS, and more of copying NewJeans.

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As most K-pop fans know, HYBE Labels and Min Hee Jin, the CEO of subsidiary ADOR, are currently in a messy feud. Earlier this week, HYBE claimed that Min Hee Jin planned a scheme to usurp the full management rights of ADOR, the agency housing NewJeans.

The company has since conducted an audit and requested a shareholder meeting with ADOR’s board of directors. Min Hee Jin swiftly clapped back, denying the claims. Since then, more allegations from both sides have popped up, leading the ADOR CEO to hold an emergency press conference on April 25.

Keep on reading for all the details.

Min Hee Jin Claps Back Against Rumors Claiming She Accused Groups of Copying NewJeans

On April 26, 2024, Min Hee Jin held an exclusive interview with No Cut News to address more issues between her and HYBE Labels. Among the various topics discussed, the ADOR CEO put to rest the rumors, claiming she accused groups of copying NewJeans.

Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
(Photo : News1)

The interviewer noted that an article came out claiming that, besides BELIFT Lab’s ILLIT, Min Hee Jin accused BTS, TWS, and RIIZE of copying her.

Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
(Photo : RIIZE on X)

Min Hee Jin quickly shut down those rumors, stating she never said such things about BTS, TWS, and RIIZE. Instead, she mentioned that the Y2K style was popularized after NewJeans became household names. However, she did acknowledge that she claimed HYBE Labels and BELIFT Lab copied NewJeans for ILLIT’s debut.

Min Hee Jin Reiterates Stance on ILLIT Copying NewJeans

When the interviewer pointed out that NewJeans was inspired by and borrowed from Y2K, Min Hee Jin acknowledged this. However, she pointed out that NewJeans concept is still unique. She claims that NewJeans’s concept is the way it is because of how she picked and matched certain aspects of that time to fit NewJeans’s identity, which is what makes NewJeans unique and different.

Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
(Photo : NewJeans on X)

She mentioned that for ILLIT’s debut, HYBE and BELIFT Lab had used the same formula she had for NewJeans. While she was aware that, thanks to NewJeans’s debut, other people would try to dabble into the Y2K style, she thought that certain parts of ILLIT’s concept crossed the line. This led Min Hee Jin to question and submit an internal report requesting statements from BELIFT Lab and HYBE.

Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
Min Hee Jin Shuts Down Rumors That She Accused RIIZE, TWS, More of Copying NewJeans
(Photo : ILLIT on X)

With that, she can confidently say that ILLIT’s debut was copied from NewJeans’s formula. However, she stressed that it is not the fault of the members but of their management. On top of that, she reiterated that she never claimed BTS, TWS, or RIIZE copied her.

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