VIPs, we hate to break this to you, but it’s true.
T.O.P’s impending conscription is getting nearer and nearer, and South Korean news outlet Xports News reported that the rapper has just completed his conscripted police exam today (Tuesday, 25th October).
According to Xports News, the “Doom Dada” rapper’s legal name, Choi Seung Hyun, was also found on the list of applicants on the conscripted police website. The results will be announced on 11th November, and if he passes the exam, he will be enlisting next year as a conscripted policeman.
Fit and able men in South Korea are required to enlist in the military once they hit 18 years old, which is the legal age in the country. However, the maximum age of conscription is 30 years old, and those who do not serve by then will face legal action.
As T.O.P is the eldest member in the group and is aged 29 year old, he’ll be enlisting first before the other members. According to their ages, Taeyang will enlist next, followed by G-Dragon, Daesung, and Seungri.
In speaking about BIGBANG’s impending military service enlistment, YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun Suk stated it is the least of his worries as “their talent won’t disappear because they’ve come back from the military”. Leader G-Dragon also assured fans that BIGBANG will “stay with you all (fans) for a very long time”.
UPDATE (14th November, 1:27pm):
VIPs, brace yourselves.
South Korea’s National Police Agency has revealed their list of acceptances to the Seoul District Police Conscripted Policemen and T.O.P has been accepted as one of the special forces brass band.
As such, the idol will be enlisting within the next 3 months at the training facility in Choongnam, get 4 weeks of training, and then be placed as a member of the band in the Seoul District Police.
UPDATE (21st November, 5:45pm):
We’re sorry, VIPs, but we bring you more bad news.
T.O.P will be enlisting on 9th February 2017 as a conscripted policeman, according to the official homepage of the National South Korean Police Agency. Coincidentally, JYJ’s Junsu will also be enlisting on the same day.
The BIGBANG member will begin his training for 4 weeks at the army training centre in Nonsan with other new recruits, before receiving further training at the police school. The rapper will then be continuing his service at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency as part of the guard band.