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Rapper Iron admits involvement in marijuana scandal

  • Published : Apr 3, 2016 - 11:30
  • Updated : Apr 3, 2016 - 11:30

Rapper Iron admitted to media Saturday that he was involved in a marijuana scandal in which nine more musicians are reported to be embroiled.

“I’m not making any excuses for what I did,” Iron, 24, told Sports Daily. “I will face the consequences.”

(Ilgwang Polaris Entertainment)
It was alleged that he smoked marijuana between March 2015 and December 2015 with a group of 10 people including a composer, a stage director, a former idol group member, a trainee and himself. Police indicted the 10 people on charges of smoking cannabis on Friday.

In Korea, it is illegal to use, trade or produce marijuana without a permit from the government for very limited research and industrial purposes.

Iron, however, denied some news reports that he smoked pot “in order to boost his confidence, concentration and audibility.”

“I was just curious about the experience (of being high),” Iron said. “I absolutely did a wrong thing. After I face the consequences, I will come back with better music.”

The runner up in the third installment of Mnet’s rapper competition program “Show Me The Money” inked a contract with Ilgwang Polaris Entertainment in November 2014. The contract, however, was nullified in July.

“We have nothing to do with his marijuana scandal,” a source from Ilgwang Polaris Entertainment was quoted as saying. “Iron does not belong to the agency anymore. It’s a thing of the past.”

Iron collaborated with AOA member Jimin in her hit single “Puss,” which was released while “Unpretty Rapstar” was aired in March 2015. A week later, Iron debuted with the digital single, “blu.”

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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