MC Mong responded to allegations that he coerced EXO members Chen, Baekhyun, and Xiumin into leaving SM Entertainment.
On June 2, MC Mong, through his lawyer, denied that he had anything to do with the idols’ departures.
We are making it clear that MC Mong has done nothing to incite any disputes related to Baekhyun, Chen, and Xiumin. As MC Mong is not an executive in Big Planet Made, this rumor is far from the truth.
— MC Mong’s Lawyer
MC Mong’s lawyer then stated that his client’s relationship with the idols is nothing more than that of a sunbae and hoobae and that he has never tried to recruit them to another label.
MC Mong simply has a sunbae/hoobae relationship with his fellow musicians. He has never used his friendship with the idols to recruit them. He simply consoled the artists who were having issues with their labels in a casual setting. MC Mong has never done anything illegal, as SM Entertainment claims, and isn’t in a position to even do so.
— MC Mong’s lawyer
Previously, SM Entertainment, in a furious response to the departures of the idols, alleged that MC Mong and Big Planet Made colluded to try and poach the artists from the label.
Big Planet Made has since denied the allegations, and the idols themselves have come forward to call out the accusations as lies.
Stay tuned for updates.