(G)I-DLE’s Soyeon Disses The “2022 MAMA Awards” And Goes Viral

“What award will you give us this year, MAMA?”

(G)I-DLE were impossible to look away from at the 2022 MAMA Awards. From their stunning visuals on the red carpet…

(G)I-DLE | @MnetMAMA/Twitter

To their dynamic, powerful performance, fans were in awe.

| Mnet K-POP/YouTube 

The group’s astounding performance included Soyeon introducing “MY BAG” through an almost eerie piano solo before breaking into an epic rap verse…

Shuhua and Yuqi stunning fans with their charisma as they rapped their verses of the hit song…

And Minnie and Miyeon killing the stage during (G)I-DLE’s collaboration stage of “TOMBOY” and “Boxing Helena” with rock group JAURIM.

But while every moment of (G)I-DLE’s performance was dynamic and captivating, fans were absolutely stunned when Soyeon’s rap included a very direct diss toward the MAMA Awards.

It’s rare for idols to diss the award shows they attend, although it has happened several times before. At the 2019 MAMA Awards, many artists were accused of sajaegi (chart manipulation). During BTS‘s acceptance speech, Jin decided to call out those artists for their methods.

I really want us to live in a world where all of those songs are heard and get the recognition they deserve. I know there are some negative ways to do this, but music should be done in an honest way. I look forward to living in a world where music is produced in good faith and heard in good faith.

— Jin

BTS’s Jin

BIGBANG‘s G-Dragon also went viral for his performance at the 2014 MAMA Awards, where in his collaboration with Taeyang, the idol dissed the way the show distributes their awards.

It’s been a while MAMA, seems like you’re giving out big awards, they’re giving out nicely so there won’t be a fight.

— G-Dragon

BIGBANG’s G-Dragon | BIGBANG/YouTube 

Now (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon has taken the stage to call out the MAMA Awards for giving “specially made awards.”

What award will you give us this year, MAMA?

You know who we are the syndrome of the year

We reject specially made awards

New generation, we took over this generation

— Soyeon

Soyeon | Mnet K-POP/YouTube 

Fans praised Soyeon’s candor, dubbing this another legendary MAMA Awards moment.

And, ironically enough, (G)I-DLE won the award for “Favorite Female Group” almost immediately after the group’s performance.

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You can watch the “MY BAG” performance here.