Like every other Blackjack (as 2NE1 fans are lovingly known) in the world, we were over the moon when it was confirmed that 2NE1 will be making their long-awaited comeback on 21st October 2015.

The news certainly came as a surprise to many because we thought that the group’s talent agency YG Entertainment would focus on WINNER‘s comeback or CL‘s solo debut in the US instead.

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Turns out, we’re not entirely wrong.

Fans first speculated that YG hinted at 2NE1’s comeback when the company used “21” in the date and time of the latest “Who’s Next” poster. They also speculated that 2NE1’s comeback is in the works after member Park Bom was spotted outside of YG Entertainment’s building since her year-long hiatus.

But according to Korean media outlet dongA, an insider claimed that the latest “Who’s Next?” poster has nothing to do with 2NE1’s comeback. The poster refers to leader CL’s solo comeback instead.


The insider stated that CL has been preparing for her solo music for a while now. She has reportedly completed work on it and was preparing for her comeback stage. The insider further stated that the leader teased her Korean comeback with a picture of her short, light gray hair on Instagram.

In the caption, she wrote: “Make up test”.

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Make up test


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The report further brought up what YG Entertainment’s CEO Yang Hyun Suk said about their future plans for 2NE1 during a press conference he held after iKON‘s debut concert in Seoul.

During the press conference, the CEO was quoted as saying:

Firstly, we are focusing on CL, so you can expect good news shortly. We are going to think of 2NE1’s return after the completion of CL’s solo promotions.

If what he said is true, we will have to wait a little longer for 2NE1’s comeback because CL has yet to make her solo debut in the US.


On a separate note, it was rumoured that YG originally wanted to let 2NE1 to make a comeback. They changed their plans at the very last minute and decided to focus on CL solo due to Bom’s drug scandal last year.

What do you think of the report? Do you think we will be getting a CL comeback instead of a 2NE1 comeback? Share your thoughts in the comments box below.

Source: AKP.

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