Last year, Smith met the king of K-Pop and fashion darling G-Dragon, of the huge Korean band BIGBANG. The pair first encountered each other in Paris, and Smith declared how G-Dragon has been a major inspiration for him.
“People See Me And Ask Me If I Wanna Be A K Pop Star As If I Haven't Made My Goals For 2017 Clear,” he tweeted in December.
The Twittersphere’s been pretty conflicted. While many have shown support for the creative venture, other big K-Pop fans aren’t so pleased. One user told Smith it isn’t K-Pop if the artist hasn’t trained under a Korean company and actually debuted in Korea. And of course, it’s seen a lot of reaction memes.