In the midst of his solo world tour, BIGBANG’s leader, G-Dragon, dropped the video for his latest solo single, “GO.”
G-Dragon shows off some crazy-impressive footwork in a series of costumes and wigs. He pairs a fashionable black-and-gold jacket with a bowl cut, a schoolboy sweater and hipster glasses with a frizzy brown afro and an all-leather outfit with a sky-high mohawk.
The video also features a few major players in the K-pop world with GD’s BIGBANG co-member Taeyang appearing in the vid as well as BIGBANG and 2NE1’s main producer, Teddy. Extremely popular singer Se7en, who is also a part of YG Entertainment, makes an appearance in the video too, sure to please longtime K-pop fans.
Yet as the rest of the world was shocked that PSY’s “Gentleman” video was banned from major Korean broadcast station KBS, one wonders if G-Dragon will find a similar fate with this video.
In the clip, specifically at the 58-second mark, G-Dragon shows some questionable moves while facing a urinal, which could be thought to be explicit or implying explicitness. Additionally at 1:11, while laying over two mask-clad adults, he’s being spanked while reciting the hook “feeling good!” Another possibly controversial section comes near the 2:20 mark with his female counterpart moving her cleavage in a suggestive manner. While these may not shock U.S. audiences, it very well may push the envelope in South Korea, which has a much conservative stance when it comes to popular music’s visuals.
On the plus side, from a social standpoint, the music video is highly entertaining and could very likely see a new highest-viewed video for G-Dragon’s solo career. There are many, many looks (just like there are in “CRAYON,” with 23 million views), but the possibility of added controversy may spur even more intrigue and, thus, more views. GD’s current world tour will likely add views as well as BIGBANG’s increased exposure in the U.S. after four arena concerts on both coasts in the Fall 2012.
Should it also get the ban, it will be the second music video YG Entertainment released in less than a week that raised red flags. A curious note for one of South Korea’s biggest agencies.
Do you think “GO” is at risk to be banned like PSY?