Crush apologizes over ‘high-five’ controversy in his show as he gets accused of ignoring Black fans

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Crush, the soloist from P Nation who made his debut in 2014, has now become a sensational artist with multiple hits in the world of Korean music. For the unversed, it was only recently that Crush returned from his military service on August 11, 2022, after serving his term for 18 months. He resumed his activities after discharge and began performing at college festivals and other shows.

The recent controversy

Crush was one of the many performers for the 2022 SOMEDAY PLEMORA festival on October 9, 2022. It was an event organized by Yonsei University situated in Seoul. He was reportedly seen heading toward the crowd while singing one of his songs and giving out high-fives at the same time. According to the original account holder who shared the video, Crush ignored a few people when giving high-fives to the audience. Many have questioned him since then and accused the singer of doing so because the said people were Blacks and not Korean. Many alleged him to be a racist. Moreover, the video also went viral on social media in no time, after which the netizens demanded an answer from him.

Crush’s response

Talking about Crush, the soloist recently took to Instagram and shared an apology to clear the misunderstandings. He said that he skipped certain sections as there was a danger because of the large audience near the fence. He claimed to have taken the safety precaution based on quick judgment and apologized while reassuring everyone that he is not someone who discriminates or favors.

Check out Crush’s complete apology below.


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Rush Hour

Crush recently collaborated with BTS’ J-Hope for Rush Hour, which became a huge hit in no time. The track is a fusion of Crush’s amazing vocals and J-Hope’s wonderful rap flow. We cannot help but appreciate the trendy dance bits that have a little influence from BTS’ popular Mic Drop, as was revealed in the earlier teasers. There is no denying that the track is an old-school diner with all the cars and dance crew and music in motion in the entire video.