WINNER’s Mino angered a number of fans after accidentally leaking the title of iKON’s new song in an online broadcast.
A recent broadcast was only meant to promote his latest collaboration with the fellow YG Entertainment group, however, it backfired immediately.
Mino revealed the title of the track to be “Rubber Band”, not realizing that an official announcement has not been announced yet. He did, however, apologize after realizing his mistake.
Although no other details were leaked, it was enough to anger some of iKON’s fans…
Mino's an asshole just like his fans, the despicable ics. It's not your song so why did you spoil it? If ever it's indeed ikon's song, I hope he chokes along with his fans.
— iKON is the new KARMA (@chanwoodizer) March 1, 2018
Look. I'm an iKONic. He accidentally mentioned the NAME of the song because he thought YGE had already released the song name. It's just the name. Everybody stay CALM. Mino is a great guy and is besties with iKON so let's not start fanwars.
— InLoveWithBlackPantherCast (@LampAnanas_JD) March 1, 2018
And their comments, in turn, angered WINNER’s fans…
Mino is listed in the credits for the lyrics and composition, so he was involved in the song. It's not like he let the name slip on purpose. It was a small mistake on his part, but stop acting like he wanted to sabotage IKON. It makes y'all look desperate and childish. Grow up.
— Luna (@LunaIsFree_) March 2, 2018
Others took on a more neutral stance, though, and left comments such as “I don’t think it’s a wrong thing to do but it wasn’t a good idea either” and more.
I’m ready to accept what Mino did was a BLUNDER. it’s the 2nd time for Winner too but u know what? I don’t even blame them🤷🏾♀️
they wouldn’t know since they’re not that close to iKON, right?
But y’all need to stop justifying it & start showing Hanbin & his work some RESPECT pic.twitter.com/34XbqjOnzK
— 🧘🏾♀️Hanbin's Gogo:⭐️FunnyFriendsKON⭐️ (@_indigogo) March 2, 2018
YG Entertainment later released more details about the new track on which Mino helped with lyrics and composition.
#iKON 'RUBBER BAND'
— YG FAMILY (@ygent_official) March 2, 2018