Over the past year, netizens have been excited as YG Entertainment teased the debut of their new girl group BABYMONSTER.
The start of the year saw fans invested in a show, following the journey of the trainees being evaluated and eventually having the final lineup of seven members chosen.
The group then released their pre-release single “DREAM,” to get fans excited for their debut.
After what seemed like months with no news, a new teaser was posted on Twitter at the start of October.
— BABYMONSTER (@YGBABYMONSTER_) October 10, 2023
After months of waiting, netizens couldn’t hide their excitement when it was finally announced that BABYMONSTER would be debuting on November 27.
#BABYMONSTER DEBUT TEASER
— BABYMONSTER (@YGBABYMONSTER_) November 9, 2023
From the timing of the debut and the concept photo, it wasn’t surprising that netizens couldn’t hide their excitement at what they might expect when BABYMONSTER finally debut!
so the concept is street hip hop omfg we cheer https://t.co/1lOgzdvFs5
— a ♭ BAEMON DEBUT 27/11 (@luvsickjnk) November 9, 2023
— 🕷 (@lalisasproperty) November 9, 2023
the last YG artist to release music at 0AM was BIGBANG and they debuted straight at #1 in major Korean Music sites- I hope for the same for these babies- good luck! https://t.co/BF1E6QwbrD
— FAÉ ⁵ (@faeeVIP) November 9, 2023
Yet, although the debut has been announced, an ongoing discussion was about why it had been postponed for so long! On Reddit, a debate was sparked about the reasons for the delay.
Some pointed out that the OP overestimated YG’s history of debuting idols and that it has often been unexpected and chaotic, normally to the detriment of the idols.
Others also pointed out that YG Entertainment is going through a lot at the moment, especially as founder Yang Hyun Suk has been going through a legal trial for blackmail charges.
While he isn’t the CEO of the company anymore, the documentary following BABYMONSTER showed he played a huge role in their progress and in choosing the members.
Although the date has been announced, it seems like the constant delays have fans rightly worried about BABYMONSTER’s future and the way YG Entertainment will manage them.