Asia Pasific Music Awards 2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) was held at the Jamshil Indoor Gymnasium on November 21st, the six hour live from 17:00 to 23:00 will broadcast in 10 major Asian countries Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Macau, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore simultaneously.
Three members of TVXQ namely Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu, and YoungWoong Jaejoong, who are in legal dispute with their agency SM Entertainment, regardless their agency’s decision to boycott the event announced their attendance at the awards ceremony and many are curious about the future of TVXQ.
On the 21st, the three members said through Mnet, “All five members will participate in various international awards at the end of the year as TVXQ,” and “So far we’ve been focusing a lot on overseas activities, therefore we feel sorry for all Korea fans who keep waiting for us.”
The three members also said, “Through this music festival, we want to greet and say thank you to our fans,” and “It would have been better if all five members could attend.”
“We believe that as a festival that brings Asia together through music, the creation of ‘2009 MAMA’ is really important.” and “As Korea artists that has Asia-based activities, we feel grateful to have such an awards ceremony was created in Korea.”
The three TVXQ members also revealed their interesting friendship through the winning speech. The deep friendship between the members of TVXQ was shown as Junsu stated, “This award is not for one single member, but because all 5 members have put so much effort we are able to receive it.” and Jaejoong continued, “I’m hoping that many international and local fans are watching this right now also our two friends who don’t come tonight, as I want to say that I love you.” he referred to the absence of U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin.
In addition, related to their current conflict, Micky Yoochun vaguely express his feeling through this chance, “I think this is the first time I’ve wanted to sing so badly. I’m able to meet great members, that’s how finally we get here. We will work harder to expand beyond Asia. We hope for even more support than now.”
Mnet stated, “As TVXQ is the representative of Asia stars, we officially invited all five members to attend MAMA awards,” and “As they have decided to attend for good purposes, we hope that people do not see their decision in a bad view or have any misunderstandings.”