During a Naver online broadcast on December 14, CIX members were confused after Bae Jin Young made a comment before leaving the room.
Members: Where are you going?
Bae Jin Young: To meet my girlfriend. (closes door)
Members: *Confused looks* Oh that friend! NU’EST’s Minhyun?
— CIX 배진영 여자친구 (@CIX71837344) December 14, 2019
Fans were confused as well after this broadcast as to whether Bae Jin Young was joking or being serious.
Luckily, Bae Jin Young revealed later that he met up with Minhyun and ate chicken together, proving that his comment was just a joke (girlfriend a.k.a. Minhyun).
— 배진영 든든해 배진영 음색 배진영 춤선 (@BAEBAEGI) December 14, 2019
Some fans apparently already knew this was just a joke and that ‘girlfriend’ was indeed Minhyun.
“Yes and that girlfriend is Hwang Minhyun!”
네 그 여자친구는 바로 ❤️황민현❤️ ~~^^^
— 황큐티 (@hwangcutie9589) December 14, 2019
“He met up with Hwang Minhyun and ate chicken!”
씨아엑 배배 황제님 만나서 치킨 젓수셨다 하네요❤❤❤
— 오즈 (@tot_he_moon) December 14, 2019
“Sigh…why is this such a big deal! He ate chicken with Minhyun!”
으이궁 에이궁 !! 쯧쯧 ㅋㅋ 치킨먹엇다는데 왜 이렇게 나대 !!!!
— 융 (@jwj4_r) December 14, 2019
C9 Entertainment released an official statement online regarding the false rumors and postings being made about this online broadcast.
Hello, this is C9 Entertainment. We will be taking legal action on all the false and malicious postings that are going around online regarding the members’ comments from their VLIVE in Thailand. We hope that everyone can please be mindful and not spread false rumors. Thank you.
안녕하세요 C9 엔터테인먼트입니다. pic.twitter.com/CZmAPSJrme
— CIX_Official (@CIX_Official) December 15, 2019