This is really just a matter of analyzing the facts…..
You don’t need to know Taeyeon too well to know she’s the kind to lead a quiet life. In fact, you don’t need to know her at all because, even if she wished to go around wrecking performances at important awarding ceremonies and creating drama, SM Ent. wouldn’t allow that.
So for the past couple of days, there’s drama going on. On the past 2nd of December, 2016 the Mnet Asian Music Awards were held in Hong Kong. Once again, this was the stage for many amazing performances from both korean and international artists, aswell as practice venue for performances that never happened. The information got out ahead of time and, before the show, everyone already expected a Taeyeon x Wiz Khalifa collaboration, as this video showed them practicing See You Again at the venue, right before the MAMA.
The thing is, the performance never happened. A lot of people were confused as to why Wiz Khalifa ended up performing alone and so the guy decided to shed some light in the midst of the confusion.
It’s pretty clear he’s claiming she backed out of the performance because for some reason she disliked the idea of performing with him. He was also hella salty on other tweets regarding this issue.
Upon all this, Taeyeon had no way out other than explaining what happened. Here’s the translation of what she posted on her Intagram story
The video above showed a snippet of the AR Taeyeon mentioned. It was originally posted by Khalifa’s DJ to prove that Taeyeon was indeed supposed to perform with him but what it actually proves is what Taeyeon said. We can clearly read on the file “AR Monitor”. The DJ only had the AR, Mnet only had the AR, therefore, without the MR, it was MNET WHO CANCELLED the performance.
Now, this is one plausible explanation. But things might be a bit more personal. After reading Taeyeon’s statement about the performance’s cancellation, Wiz Khalifa went and said Taeyeon had told him the previous day that she was at the hospital and after practicing, asked to be on a different stage than him and then cancelled. Tell me, where’s the sense in this? Because I really can’t see the benefits she would get from deciding this. Shit got real after Taeyeon learnt about this. Like I said before, she’s one to lead a quiet life but she definitely didn’t like how she was being accused of being unprofessional. She then shared on her snapchat how she never went to the hospital. Apparently what happened was that Taeyeon was left waiting for Wiz to rehearse until 1am and then went back to the hotel.
The speculation about why the performance was cancelled after all is going a bit overboard. Specially when Wiz Khalifa went with that “Never apologize for being yourself and never let anyone else’s self projection determine your worth“, Taeyeon antis began to bring up the dumbest reasons like Taeyeon seeking for Baekhyun’s attention – even though they broke up 874644145 years ago, or saying she’s racist – as if she didn’t know Wiz Khalifa is black waaay before MAMA, or even bringing up that she has been depressed before – which is rude and disrespectful.
Of course, I too don’t know what actually went down, but who really believes Taeyeon would back out just because? Where does that make sense? I mean, we’re not talking about some random rookie singer, this is Taeyeon. If she didn’t want to perform, why would she accept it in the first place? It’s actually pretty clear in the rehearsal video how she was giving her best. Does that look to you like someone who doesn’t want to perform?
Taeyeon has made many mistakes in the past, I’m aware of that. But this time I believe she’s not at fault.