Netizens have come to the defense of rapper Lee Young Ji amidst receiving hate comments for her recent collaboration performance.
Over the past few years, Young Ji has gained attention for her personality and interactions with famous idols. One of the friendships Young Ji has been known for is with IVE‘s Yujin.
The duo have had some hilarious interactions.
Recently, they also joined forces to perform a medley on MBC’s Gayo Daejejeon. During their collaboration stage, they performed “End Off Time” and “Born This Way” and won the hearts of fans worldwide.
Yet, when clips of the performance were shared online, Young Ji came under criticism from netizens who believed that Yujin should’ve performed with someone else and the rapper “ruined” the performance.
why the hell is youngji on this https://t.co/MqdS4TRQlE
— 🤨 ✴︎ (@XIUMlNATION) December 31, 2023
this should've been a yujin solo stage what pic.twitter.com/0WdegtpeeK
— 𐂂 (@yunjinftlily) December 31, 2023
Yet, amidst the criticism, netizens have come to the rapper’s defense. While some explained how popular the bond between Young Ji and Yujin was, others explained that fans just seemed to enjoy “hating” on the rapper for reasons that they didn’t understand.
idk feel like people don't realize youngji is one of the biggest forces who brings that stage confidence in yujin on that performance? i mean yeah yujin is always good and will always deliver the best but u could obviously see how she enjoys the stage cuz there's youngji as well
— zaf (@daengdaengjoa) January 1, 2024
i don’t understand the youngji hate fr y’all truly just love to hate literally anyone who isn’t your fave and it’s weird https://t.co/sXzFoVUONV
— em (@justpeachyo_) January 1, 2024
yall realize that jiraksil was a bigg hit right? like whether you like it or not, youngji is more popular than you think in south korea https://t.co/iF7zKDy91C
— nash (@blueyuj) January 1, 2024
kpop stans need to stop their obsessional behavior and hating on youngji and I’m pretty sure yujin was so happy to perform with her so don’t talk for her
are you jealous she’s get along well with your fav or ??? https://t.co/dImxjJ6yLF
— Military’s wife 🤰🏾 (@yehet88_) January 1, 2024
Yet, it seems as if fans weren’t just defending Young Ji; many were actively praising the duet and how perfectly the two idols work together.
For many, as Young Ji’s fame has increased and she has more interactions with idols, they have seen the hate towards the rapper increase. While many don’t understand the hate, netizens are always there to defend the rapper.
You can read more about the friendship between Young Ji and Yunjin below.