BIGBANG’s T.O.P Might End Up in Jail!


It has been revealed by the Seoul Metropolitan Police on June 5 that Choi Seung Hyun, better known as a member of K-Pop group BIGBANG under his stage name T.O.P, is going to be prosecuted without detention for the use of marijuana.

On June 1, details regarding his use of marijuana emerged and on June 3, he officially released a written apology about this case. 

T.O.P is currently holding a position in the police PR department for his mandatory military service but it has been revealed that he has been pronounced unfit for his duty in his current state and that he will be transferred to a different police unit.

However, as soon as he receives his official notice of prosecution, he will be removed from that position and sent home to wait for the prosecution. T.O.P already admitted and apologized for smoking marijuana twice but he is denying smoking liquid marijuana.

Apparently, he might receive a sentence of over 18 months and if that happens, he will be removed from the mandatory military service; However, he will have to return to finish his military service after getting out of jail. 



The Japanese actor and a former KAT-TUN member Koki Tanaka, famous for his roles in My Boss, My Hero and One Third, was arrested two weeks ago for the possession of marijuana as well. It has been revealed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police that Tanaka was arrested after a policeman had ordered him to halt his vehicle. Tanaka declared that "the weed wasn't his". He was not driving under influence.

Tanaka has always been known as a rebel due to his numerous tattoos. He was fired by Johnny & Associates in 2013 when a tabloid published pictures of his private parts. He formed a rock band called “INKT” in 2014 but all of his future activities have been cancelled. It is not known whether he will go to jail or what the consequences will be.

Related: More than 15 Korean actors will be joining the mandatory military service this year

Sources: ANN, Soompi, News, Busan, News2

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    anisstomoe Jun 11, 2017

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    RayRay Jun 10, 2017

    He's just a human and the media still won't leave him alone. Jail, and back to the military for 2 years? Really?

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    Haneuly Jun 9, 2017

    still so shocked that everything get so fast down in just a week from finding out he smokes weed till try to suicide. Let's be honest that's just because the shitty Media, everyone was making such a drama just because he was smoking sometimes, of course It's not good but who never made something illegal from smoking/drinking underage, Smoke weed, download illegal songs/music or just skips school. Of course he is a Idiol and shouldn't do that but he is still a human and not perfect look at all the US stars, Jesus would them be Korean all of them would be now in Jail. I'm just disappointed because For me it seems like the Media give him like (in these days) the 'last kick' for him to give up. Let him be human and not perfect. I'm happy that TOP is feeling better again.

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    emily Jun 9, 2017

    woah shocking

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    Feli Jun 9, 2017

    Thank goodness the US is coming to terms with people using marijuana. In the mean time I'll pray for TOP.

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    EraB Jun 8, 2017 - edited

    Can you also write the other side of the story that Top is unconscious and had a depression for a long time and he is still in the hospital also he was blearily breathing. This article is so stupid and people will judge him so much for this. #STAYSTRONGTOP

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      desertbanshee Jun 8, 2017 - edited

      Title shows sensationalism due to use of exclamation point, and yes, should include updates.

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    XiaoYan Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    Seeing this upsets me. TOP is semiconscious in the ICU after overdosing on tranquilizers and/or antidepressants -- because of the stress and pre-existing mental conditions he has.
    Can we remove this article from the front page and just pray he wakes up without brain damage? (no offense to the writer. they obviously didn't know, none of us knew, how fragile a mental state Choi Seung Hyun was in... but now is not the time to be talking about his drug charges. Now is the time to accept and realize he's troubled, and needs psychiatric help. He probably needed the psychiatric help back in October when he smoked the weed (he's suffered from depression, insomnia and severe self-worth issues for years).

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      Ceki Jun 8, 2017

      No, what a silly request. His mental state won't improve just because of an article, do you think he is now surfing the net, reading articles about him? People should know the news, no matter how bad they are.

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      Haneuly Jun 9, 2017

      Yes People should know the news....I mean about the world like war or Terror, Problems or politic, etc. but talking about Someone who is already knock down is not that respectful and yes maybe he isn't reading now the news but maybe later. It just doesn't make sense still keeping this article on the front page and still keep talking about this when already something terrible happen to him after the information started to spread. That's just my opinion.

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    Trouble-chan Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    Anyone know how he's doing? Is the information he's in hospital legit or just gossip? We've had media here in the UK telling us a star is seriously ill or getting divorced, etc only to find out it's just gossip, sometimes even a prank by a friend, and yet the media reports it as true.

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    5fangirl Jun 7, 2017

    kdrama learn me to not judge about ppl easily.....
    I don't say this because of top is my bias.....but I believe him....everyone take mistake no one is perfect.....but let's stop judging about Top....we don't know what happed for him in real we just heard about rumors.....
    stay strong top....i always support u

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    blacklatina Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    He should just smoke it when they're on hiatus...

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      klairi360 Jun 7, 2017

      for God sake, if you do marijuana you don't end up in the hospital half dead
      he didn't smoke marijuana guys...they said it is drug overdose from anti-depression medication he was prescribed from his doctor

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      Mary Jun 7, 2017

      he did smoke, but like you said, it's not the reason for him being unconscious now

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      klairi360 Jun 7, 2017 - edited

      really?! I didn't know...
      I am studying drugs in university right now and I read that there is no record in history about intoxication from marijuana and there is no such danger
      marijuana does not cause tolerance and addiction
      and it's better to smoke marijuana than drinking alcohol

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    desertbanshee Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    He should come to the States; he can get a medical marijuana card and it's legal.

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      theairtwit Jun 7, 2017

      in WA state you don't even need a medical card; you just buy it at a shop, but what an inconvenience when you live all the way in south korea, no?

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    peaceminushana Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    I hope he's okay!!! ㅠ.ㅠ
    And he won't go to jail if he's found guilty he can just pay the $50,000 fine instead..

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      Ceki Jun 7, 2017

      Where's that info from?

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    louloudi Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    I m not very familiar with Kpop but I know Big bang. From all the members I liked and LIKE TOP the most. The guy is not a criminal and they treat him like he is. Some cultures and their law makers have to understand an addict is not criminal.Any addict As far as he is not selling drugs what he needs is help to free himself and rehab from his addiction not a punishment.I hope TOP ll have supportive net ,friends, family, and with professional help he ll be able to overcome this hard for him stage of his life.

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    RayRay Jun 7, 2017

    18 months is A LOT

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    purplenette Jun 7, 2017 - edited

    Right now lets just hope he stays alive

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