Longtime Korean artist Epik High made history when the lineup for Coachella 2022 was dropped. Not only were they the first Korean group to perform at Coachella, but they also became the first Korean group to be invited back to Coachella ever. Just one invitation back would’ve been enough to secure their title, but the group had been asked three times.
The group performed to a massive crowd of around 200,000 people in 2016. They were then asked back in 2020, but the event was canceled due to the pandemic. 2022 marked their third invitation to the show. This is a big deal as they were invited as an act rather than a feature.
The band’s achievement was undermined when a hater sent a DM to Tablo himself. The hater alleged that Tablo had been shady to BLACKPINK and warned him to stay out of “women’s business.”
Tablo himself merely replied with an “oh wow…” while focusing on his group’s achievements instead. After that classy response, he followed up by tweeting a shrugging emoji with screencaps of news articles regarding Epik High’s success, letting the facts speak for themselves.
— tablo (@blobyblo) April 21, 2022
Fans of Epik High began to defend Tablo, citing a past interview where Tablo claimed to have recommended BLACKPINK to the Coachella founder. As BLACKPINK’s direct company senior, Tablo would have been in such a position to make the recommendation.
blonks mad at tablo's tweet when he literally recommended blackpink to perform at coachella ,,,, like relax he's not throwing shade at ur favespic.twitter.com/L1Gtf9gCGh
— manu ✧ LOVE DIVE !!! (@omorisviolin) April 22, 2022
On the other hand, fans of BLACKPINK ask for credit to be given to the hardworking and talented girls of BLACKPINK. After all, a recommendation can only get your foot through the door.
It's up to the event director who's artists they will give their permission to perform, they manage to be on the list of perfomers and their performance are successfully done. Stop discrediting women hardworks that has nothing to do with men and without a man participation. https://t.co/KzkLKpOkQO
— aeshixxx (@kosmorozy) April 22, 2022
No matter what the case is, Epik High certainly put up a fire show over the first Coachella 2022 weekend. They will be wrapping up their North American tour and finishing their set for Coachella 2022 over the weekend of April 23 to 24, 2022. Congratulations to the iconic group on everything!
— tablo (@blobyblo) April 16, 2022