South Korea K-pop stars ‘NewJeans’ court controversy with racy lyrics
17 September 2022 | 4:34 pm
The new all-girl pop group NewJeans is being criticized for sexually suggestive lyrics. The group's management agency insists some of the lyrics are being deliberately misinterpreted.
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