SEOUL, June 16 (Yonhap) – G-Dragon, member of popular K-pop band BIGBANG, on Friday became mired in controversy over reports that red paint on his new album’s packaging washed off easily.
A number of fans who bought the album have complained that the red paint over the USB rubbed off easily, with some fans posting images of the paint having been wiped.
“They’re selling a download link for 30,000 won and now saying that a defect was on purpose,” Naver user “sdm9****” said. The USB itself doesn’t hold any music but contains a link where the buyers can download the songs.
Upon release last week, G-Dragon’s new solo album has conquered Apple’s iTunes album charts in 39 countries around the world.