[Talk of the town]Ink’s decline puts dancer in the dock
Lee topped headlines a few years ago when he revealed on the national Korean talk show, “Good Morning,” that he was “100 percent black.” He performed with Ink under the claim that he was of biracial heritage with a Korean mother and an African-American father. Raised by his adoptive Korean grandmother, she told him about his true ethnic background before her death in 1999.
During its heyday, Ink was known for its innovative dance moves and songs like “Cinderella Complex,” which topped Korean music charts. After Ink’s demise, Lee worked as a D.J. and danced at night clubs. In 2003, he was a founding member of the dance group MIX, which disbanded quickly.
Lee said he was driven to crime because of his financial troubles after quitting the music scene.
By Renee Park