Momoland’s agency responded to the rumor about Nancy choosing a new name over “Seungri.”
On March 20, Momoland’s member Nancy shared selfies through the group’s official Instagram account. In three posts shared on the same day, Nancy’s name is written as “Geuru,” instead of “Lee Seungri,” the Korean name Nancy has been using.
Because of this, fans assumed that she changed her Korean name to Geuru. Especially as the K-pop industry is suffering from a great disturbance caused by the former Big Bang member Seungri, the assumption sounded reasonable. Several news outlets, too, reported that Nancy changed her Korean name.
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However, Momoland’s agency corrected the rumor and stated that Geuru is only her another stage name.
“Nancy did not change her name,” MLD Entertainment stated. “Her Korean name is still Lee Seungri and Geuru is just a stage name she used before.”
On the same day, Momoland came back with the fifth mini album. The group is currently promoting with the title, “I’m So Hot.”
By Heewon Kim