While it was a moment of celebration for singer-songwriter IU, it was also a moment of sorrow as well for her and all the artists who were present at the 2018 Golden Disc Awards.
As IU gave her speech after receiving the daesang, she spoke of JongHyun‘s tragic death at one point. This caused YeRi of Red Velvet to break down in tears.
After IU’s speech, she went on to perform her encore stage. It was then when the cameras began focusing on all the artists that were also present on stage as well. YeRi was shown facing the opposite direction of the camera while several K-Pop idols such as NaYeon of TWICE, AKMU‘s SooHyun, and others were comforting her. Wendy and SeulGi of Red Velvet were also seen trying to shield her from the camera as well.
NaYeon also couldn’t help but hide from the camera at one point as well, after comforting YeRi.
— first rabbit (@firstrabbit922) January 10, 2018
YeRi and JongHyun were known to be very close friends despite their age gap.
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