Earlier this year, Mini shared a Q&A video on her YouTube that grabbed the attention of many people.
While doing so, they came across a question from one subscriber, "As far as I'm aware, STELLAR was invited to perform at a lot of different places. You guys must have made tons of money. How much money did you make as STELLAR?"
Mini laughed and commented, "A lot of people have asked us this question, and I actually really wanted to touch on this one day. Let's be honest and tell them."
She continued, "I'll be entirely honest now, but we didn't make good money at all. It's more like we didn't make money. I mean, I'm sure someone did at our company. Not us though."
Mini added, "That's right. When we were promoting 'Marionette', we were extremely busy. We got paid several times then. It was only enough for us to buy ourselves some food though."
She said, "So, we promoted for about seven years. During that time, each of us probably made less than 10 million won (approximately 8,500 dollars) in total. Yeah, we basically made nothing. I didn't open my café with the money that I made during my time as STELLAR."
Mini also said, "Towards the end of our 7-year promotion, our company started to struggle financially. They didn't give us any money from that time until we finished our promotion."
Debuted in 2011 under a management agency The Entertainment Pascal, STELLAR switched to a sexy concept following continuous failures with its previous songs and performances.
Previously during one interview, Gayoung mentioned the difficulties her and the rest of STELLAR members faced while promoting with a sexy concept, because they received countless hate comments then.
(Lee Narin, Credit= 'ABOUT MINI어바웃미니' YouTube, 'official.stellar' Facebook)