On Feb 17, a video titled “Drunk driving three times / Misogyny / Manager assault / One-night stand / Threatening / Exploitation of labor / Language Abuse / Criminal [You are still being deceived!]” was posted on the YouTube channel “TANK KPOP.”
In the video, singer and producer Tank (Ahn Jin Woong) claimed that a certain producer assaulted his manager, had 4 girlfriends at the same time, and had enslaved him and others without a proper contract for a year.
Although he didn’t personally reveal the name of the producer in question, he mentioned Infinite Challenge and Show Me The Money 5, suggesting that it’s Leessang’s Gil that he is talking about.
“There are already three people who were driven to death because of you. You should become a father who is not ashamed to see your son,” Tank stated.
He then claimed that the late actress Oh In Hye was one of his four girlfriends and that he saw Gil using verbal abuse against her. Tank stated that Gil swore at Oh In Hye, who cleaned his house, saying, “You bi*** is so loud.”
Tank also claimed that Gil cursed at IU when she sent him a clip of her singing Gil’s song at a karaoke, saying, “Fu***** crazy bi***.”
This wasn’t the end. Gil supposedly locked up Tank and three other producers in a practice room and gave them 1.2 million KRW (about $1,082) as their food expenses for 4 months. And according to Tank’s claims, Gil didn’t hesitate to verbally abuse and physically assault them if he didn’t like the song.
The video is currently deleted.
However, Gil’s side strongly refuted the allegations. According to the artist’s press release, Gil has confirmed the facts with Gil’s former manager and Magic Mansion (the main composer of Gil’s producing team), who is currently residing in Ohio, and plans to take full legal actions.
Producer Cho Yong Min also stepped up to defend his friend, saying that Tank left the studio after being scolded by Gil for his mistake during the recording of a female duo song for Show Me the Money 5 and that this is probably the reason behind his spites.