Seungri has often been in the headlines, be it as a member of the Big Bang K-pop group or as a businessman or a TV show guest, although within Big Bang itself he was overshadowed by the leader of the group G-Dragon or rapper T.O.P.
In recent weeks, Seungri's name has appeared in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. He has been named a suspect in an investigation into the alleged soliciting of prostitutes and drug dealing at the Burning Sun club, which he controls. When arriving at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Thursday for further questioning, he made it clear that a mistake had been made, telling waiting reporters, "I deeply apologise to everyone who was hurt by my action."
Seungri - whose real name is Lee Seunghyun - immediately quit the group as well as his agency YG Entertainment. Sadly, however, the 28-year-old star is not alone in this case. Fellow rock-pop singer Jung Joon-young is also alleged to have been involved in the scandal. Jung himself admitted that he had illegally filmed and shared videos of many women through social media without their consent.
Just like Seungri, Jung also accepted blame: "I am sorry. I apologise for causing trouble to all the citizens of the nation. I will diligently participate in the investigation."