Long-time fans of YG Entertainment groups such as BIGBANG and 2NE1 will know that YG Entertainment and KBS have not always gotten along with each other. However times may be changing, as WINNER‘s Seunghoon has been confirmed to appear as a dance coach in KBS’s new variety Dancing High.
Since 2009, there has been conflict between YG Artists and KBS, from KBS writers publicly criticizing YG’s policies to KBS not allowing YG Artists’ tracks to be played on broadcast due to G-Dragon missing a KBS schedule.
YG Entertainment has also not allowed their artists to appear on KBS music shows as their groups would not be given fair treatment, whether it was being allowed to perform multiple songs during a comeback stage or give their artists the #1 trophy.
Up until today, YG artists were rarely seen on KBS programs, and if they were, it would only be on You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook. Their artists would receive #1 trophies on Music Bank, but they would not physically be there to perform most of the time.
With the news of WINNER’s Seunghoon joining Dancing High as a mentor, fans are hoping this is the start of a new relationship between the two Korean Entertainment powerhouses.
Whenever there’s hate towards WINNER, there’s always a blessing! Hoony appearing in “Dancing High” freaking FINALLY! Something dance related!! Gahhhh it’s about damn time YG has made peace with KBS! Not try to make up with mnet so we can see YG artists in MCOUNTDOWN again. Thanks
— katrina escobar (@gotkatzy) July 10, 2018
KBS … I can imagine this is all Hoon’s doing… he got his own job & singlehandedly made peace between YG & KBS… cause he’s that powerful!
— Apologize to Mino (@staff_imnida) July 10, 2018
Popular idol groups promoting KBS new dancing show "Dancing High" = "An upcoming dance battle variety show featuring contestants aged 10~19, aiming to find the best dancers". AND KBS chose KING LEE SEUNGHOON as a coach💚
WINNER ending the bad relationship btw KBS & YG lol pic.twitter.com/JGmCgpEqiA
— 𝓭𝓝𝓪 ʷ (@soydna) July 10, 2018
HOON BECOMES A COACH IN KBS'S DANCE SHOW!!
LIKE.. IT'S KBS!!! WHAT
Did KBS x YG on good terms now or what?
— 🌼ナダ🌸 (@leeSeunglove) July 10, 2018
Seunghoon joins Highlight‘s Kikwang, Hoya, dance crew Just Jerk, and 1MILLION Dance Studio’s Lia Kim as the coaches for this show, scheduled to air in September.