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Taeyeon and Wiz Khalifa tussle over MAMA performance

Lee Sang-won

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network

 /  Mon, December 5, 2016  /  03:13 pm
Taeyeon and Wiz Khalifa tussle over MAMA performance

After a canceled performance in Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016 last Friday, Taeyeon of Girls' Generation and Wiz Khalifa got entangled in an online tussle. (S.M. Entertainment and Wiz Khalifa's Official Website via The Korea Herald/File)

Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and American hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa were supposed to hold a collaborative performance at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards on Friday, but the collaboration didn’t pan out and now both artists are seen blaming each other.

After the performance fell through, Wiz Khalifa tweeted that Taeyeon had backed out of the performance.

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In response to the claims, Taeyeon wrote a lengthy explanation to her Instagram on Sunday to explain the situation to her fans. She explained there were audio file issues as well as stage equipment problems that caused the performance to fall through.

Taeyeon responded to Wiz Khalifa's tweet through an Instagram story post.(Taeyeon's Instagram via The Korea Herald/File)

In response to Taeyeon’s claims, Wiz Khalifa took to his Twitter to lash back, claiming Taeyeon had to go to the hospital and canceled last minute.

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In response to the accusations, Taengstagram, a fan page dedicated to Taeyeon, uploaded a video from the artists’ Instagram on the night before the performance. The video shows the singer in her hotel room after she had washed up. The caption read: “She didn‘t go to the hospital buddy. She was waiting for you and washed up.”

Screen capture of a video uploaded by Taengstagram, a fan page dedicated to Taeyeon.(Taengstagaram via The Korea Herald/File)

After Taeyeon’s fans backed her claim with the video, some fans became divided on the use of Taeyeon’s Instagram. In response, Taeyeon wrote a short explanation Monday that seemingly supports the use of the video in defending her.

Taeyeon wrote a short explanation Monday. (Taeyeon's Instagram via The Korea Herald/File)

This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Post