As far as girl group rappers go I always thought Wonder Girls‘ Yubin was decent, and I’ve been optimistic about the idol-heavy casting of Mnet’s Unpretty Rapstar 2. Call me foolish or naive, but I assumed that Mnet was doing what the Reply series does, which is to make controversial idol casting choices and then shock everyone with said idol’s hidden talent.
Now that I’ve watched Yubin’s official Unpretty Rapstar teaser, I’m not so sure. And by not so sure, I mean that Yubin may just be the worst thing in the history of hip-hop.
Seriously, she’s doing some kind of freestyle over “Beg For It” by Iggy Azalea, who, god bless her, is rightfully considered the most heinous white rapper since the days of Brian Austin Green and Marky Mark. (I low-key stan BAG’s raps tbh, but let’s not go there.)
How dare Mnet pass over SECRET’s Hana Zinger Burger With Mashed Potato & Gravy for this mess.
What if Yubin is Unpretty Rapstar‘s sacrificial lamb? What if they cast her as the joke of the season so Fiestar’s Yezi and one of those SMTM rejects can shine bright like diamonds?