There’s no denying that K-pop fans can be real sleuths if they put their hearts and souls into the “case” that they’re investigating.
What’s wrong with her singing, you ask? Well, nothing big really, except the fact that the tune Jessica was singing along to was coincidentally similar to SNSD’s Japanese comeback track, “Catch Me If You Can“. That raised the possibility that Jessica was originally involved in their Japanese comeback.
Now, new evidence has been uncovered by fans as several screenshots of an allegedly different version of the music video, which features Jessica, have been leaked.
While some fans expressed that the images might have been tampered with, other fans argued that Tiffany could be seeing sporting 2 different hairstyles in the screenshots and in the official music video. They claim that this dismisses the possibility of the images being edited.
Take a look at it in the photo gallery below and judge for yourself:
CMIYC ot9 version & ot8 version pic.twitter.com/IGuoeYDyRK
— ㅅ (@yulneck) June 21, 2015
As if to confirm the fact that Jessica was indeed part of the music video production at first, SM Entertainment has allegedly contacted the uploader of the photos and advice them against publishing the full music video online. SM Entertainment stated that they would file a lawsuit if the uploader insists on doing otherwise. This further fueled speculations that a different version of the music video does indeed exist.
Jessica, who is commonly known as “ice princess” to fans, claimed that she was kicked out of the girl group by the talent agency on a Weibo post dated 3oth September 2014. SM Entertainment responded by stating that she was dismissed from the group due to constant conflicts between her personal and group schedule.
Since then, she hasn’t joined SNSD in their world tours and music activities. She is currently active in developing her solo fashion label, BLANC & ECLARE.
Would you want to see the version of the music video which featured Jessica? Do you think that Jessica’s absence from the official music video made a difference? Leave your thoughts in the comments box below.
UPDATE (23rd June, 10am):
The alternate version of the music video for “Catch Me If You Can”, which featured Jessica, has been leaked. It was first uploaded on the Chinese file sharing website Pan Baidu, and was available for download, but has since been removed. However, several fans who were swift in downloading the video have re-uploaded it on YouTube.
Both versions are almost indistinguishable, except for the fact that glimpses of Jessica can be seen throughout the leaked video.
You can watch the leaked music video here: