The G-Dragon + Kiko Mizuhara rumours have once again surfaced. Perhaps by fluke this time too.
Over the weekend, the K-Pop idol boy group (BIGBANG) leader released 2 public Instagram videos of himself taking on the #ALSIceBucketChallenge, joining the league of South Korean celebrities and idols who have done the same. As expected, those videos garnered over 300k likes in the span of just a few days.
However, while they continue to gain traction across news platforms around the world, another video has caught the attention of G-Dragon fans and VIPs (as BIGBANG fans are lovingly called) alike. Now heavily circulated on the interwebs, the video shows someone who resembles the idol doing the “Ice Bucket Challenge”. He clearly stated in the video that it’s his second time taking it on and nominated 3 other people to do it too.
The people that he nominated are “Yoon noona”, “Yuka-chan”, and “My dear Kiko”. Fans believe that obviously “Yuka-chan” refers to Kiko’s younger sister, Yuka Mizuhara. No prizes for guessing who “My dear Kiko” refers to.
Watch the video:
In case you didn’t know, Kiko Mizuhara, real name Audrie Noriko Daniel, is a Japanese model and actress of American/Korean descent (her father is American and her mother is Zainichi Korean) based in Tokyo. The idol and the model have long been rumoured to be in a relationship or to have been in a relationship. They’ve been spotted on numerous occasions.
The leaked video was found on what fans think was G-Dragon’s personal Instagram account which has since been deleted when he realised that it was uncovered by probing eyes. Alas, before it was taken down, fans managed to quickly grab a screen shot of it:
By the way, Kiko Mizuhara has a private Instagram account too.
This is of course not the first time that his privacy was invaded. In fact, G-Dragon has always been a target for “sasaeng fans”, judging from his previous experiences including that one time when they turned up at his doorstep – literally.
The fact that G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara (aka “JiKo“) have been spotted on numerous occasions from as far back as 2009/2010 is also another reason why their relationship/non relationship has always been a hot topic among fans. From being noticed at restaurants to amusement parks, to G-Dragon’s birthday parties as well as somewhere in Vegas, the rumours of their dating scandal are nothing new.
His “hyung”, Danny Im (of YG Entertainment’s hip hop group 1TYM) also made a brief mention on his show, “Danny from LA” in May this year. He broached the subject while he was talking about social media going a little too far and confirmed that G-Dragon and Kiko did date. Coming from Danny, who happens to be from the same label as BIGBANG and G-Dragon, it automatically made the piece of information a little bit more credible than what was previously seen/read/heard on the grapevine.
What, you don’t believe us? Watch the below video from the 2:32 mark onwards:
That being said, despite being seen in public a few times, the duo have adamantly denied dating, insisting that they were just “good friends”. G-Dragon, especially, have been quite consistent in saying that Kiko is friends with all of BIGBANG, not just him.
If the above “leaked G-Dragon Ice Bucket Challenge” video is indeed authentic, then do you think that “My dear Kiko” was just a term of endearment from a good friend to another? If they really are dating then should they just come out to admit it like other idols have done in the past? Or maybe, just maybe, they aren’t really dating and that’s why there’s nothing to confess?
Let us know what you think in the comment box below!