It looks like Park Bom (박봄) is finally ready to make a comeback.
The 2NE1 vocalist went through quite a bit in the past 2 years, starting from her drug scandal which forced her to go on an indefinite hiatus and drop out of the SBS variety show, “Roommate”.
Her appearances since then were far and few in between as the idol continue to suffer from harsh criticism and disses despite being proven innocent by prosecutors who confirmed that the drugs were prescribed legally by a doctor in US.
In October 2015, Park Bom was spotted outside the YG Entertainment building in Seoul, her public appearance since her hiatus. Needless to say, the sighting immediately sparked some discussions online. Some speculated that 2NE1 was preparing for a comeback but at that time, members CL, Dara, and Minzy were tied up with their own solo activities.
Then came December 2015, when 2NE1 dropped a surprise performance at the 2015 MAMA in Hong Kong and sent everyone reeling.
Said to be one of the most significant moments in K-Pop history, it marked the first time that all 4 members of 2NE1 performing on stage together in more than a year. Fans were confident that the group would be making a comeback soon but YG Entertainment quickly squashed the rumours and said that the MAMA stage was “a surprise present for fans” and that there are “no plans for Park Bom’s comeback yet”.
Park Bom was last spotted at YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk’s restaurant Samgeori Butchers.
Earlier this month, YG Entertainment dropped a bomb on Blackjacks when they announced that 2NE1’s “maknae” Minzy has left the idol group.
Minzy chose not to re-sign with YG Entertainment after 2NE1’s contract ended on 5th May 2016. As such, 2NE1 will go on as a 3-member group. The talent agency also said that 2NE1 will be making a comeback this summer with the remaining members CL, Dara, and Park Bom. Which explains why Park Bom is suddenly back on Twitter!
A couple of hours ago, she uploaded a picture of fellow label mate Lee Hi and said:
(Translation: Hello. I’m back~ Everyone~ Lee Hi’s all grown up.. OMG.. Fighting, Lee Hi!!!! As expected from Teddy oppa. “My Star” is such a good song.)
Her last post is dated 22nd June 2014 so you can be sure that she had some serious dusting off to do. Perhaps she’s currently preparing for 2NE1’s summer comeback? ;)