Besides plugging her upcoming English-language album and announcing that Korean makeup is the best in all of Asia, the 23-year-old also put the rumours to rest that 2NE1 are breaking up due to her burgeoning solo career.
"That’s not true!" she said when asked if 2NE1 were headed for splitsville. "We just finished our tour and everybody gets to take a break now. It’s just I don’t get a break. [Laughs.]"
As for her American debut, CL says that we can expect two things: good music, and the same cool style that we all love from her K-pop career.
"I feel like it’s all about good music at the end of the day. It’s not like I’m a rookie—I have been doing this for a long time in Asia. It’s just a new market. I have to have good music, so I’m just focusing on that."
"Well, you know my image when I was in 2NE1. And I’m not going to change that," she said when asked if she was planning to sex things up for the States. "I’m not against being beautiful or sexy or anything, but it’s just I have this—I don’t know how to say it—but I have this “cool” image that I want to keep."
CL has reportedly almost wrapped up her solo album and is currently preparing to start filming her music video, so it shouldn't be too long now until we get to hear the first single.
Protest music aside, there is a slew of good underground music out today
An invigorating slew of protest music hit the shelves today.
Detroit-based emcee Tee Grizzley collaborated with Queen Naija and the Detroit Youth Choir to craft a melodic ballad that attempts to open up a dialogue with police. Meanwhile, alt-Jazz pioneer Terrace Martin took a different approach in his collaboration with Denzel Curry, Daylyt, G Perico, and Kamasi Washington, with "Pigs Feet" being more of an angry f*ck you than an attempt at communication.
Hassle is best known for his European hits Hurtful and Don't Bring Flowers, while Troth has been making his mark as a pop producer since last year, having produced Jennifer Lopez's Worry No More and Kelly Rowland's Pepsi promotional single The Game.
The K-pop superstar has worked with a tonne of different producers for her solo album, including Diplo, Blood Diamonds, hip-hop songwriter Bobby Brackins, and Sean Garrett.
With super manager Scooter Braun behind her, it looks like CL has huge chance of seriously slaying her U.S. debut!
Dope stuff in the with @chaelinCL & @jaketroth pic.twitter.com/M18fZi1Hlm
— Erik Hassle (@erikhassle) January 31, 2015