In light of CL‘s new music release, she held an online press conference where she praised her “hoobaes”, BTS for their success in the global industry.

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CL, who made it into Billboard‘s Hot 100 Singles Chart 4 years back, expressed how she feels about the recent globalization of K-Pop.

I love it. I grew up watching MTV, and the reason why I wanted to go to the US was because there weren’t many Asian artists abroad at the time, so I wanted to be one. But now that there are many, I’m so happy.

— CL

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The way CL sees it, K-Pop has succeeded to the point of being considered a part of the pop music industry.

Many people who live there as well as Koreans and Asians now know how we express ourselves. I’m very satisfied. I feel like the borders have been blurred, and now, it’s not K-Pop and pop, but K-pop is now apart of the pop music industry.

— CL

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She even went on to praise BTS, who is the representing K-Pop group who really succeeded in the global music industry.

BTS are really admirable, and I think they’re doing a great job.

— CL

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CL’s just one global star recognizing the outstanding talent of her “hoobaes.”

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