G-Dragon will testify in court for alleged drug use

The famous South Korean singer G-Dragon will voluntarily testify next week before the police regarding suspicions of narcotics use, the artist’s lawyer indicated today.

The singer of the group Bigbang, whose real name is Kwon Ji-yong, will appear on Monday to facilitate the investigation, his lawyer, Kim Su-hyeon, said in a statement today.

The Incheon City Police Department (west of Seoul) has confirmed the appearance and said it will also subject the 35-year-old musician to a drug test.

Last week the police opened an investigation for alleged drug use, something severely punished in the Asian country, and prohibited the singer from leaving South Korea.

In 2011, Kwon had already admitted to having smoked marijuana without being aware that it was this drug, so the prosecution finally closed the case.

The members of the band Bigbang, which had success starting in 2007, had already been involved in scandals in the Asian country after Seungri, a former member of the group, was sentenced in 2021 to three years in prison on nine different charges, including embezzlement or having acted as a mediator for a prostitution service.