IU received the Best Female Artist at 2017 MAMA in Hong Kong.

2017 MAMA in Hong Kong was held on Dec 1, 2017 at the Asia World Expo Arena in Hong Kong.

IU was presented as the winner of the Best Female Artist at 2017 MAMA in Hong Kong through a short VCR. It was difficult to confirm, which award was being presented and it was hard to realize that the recipient was IU.

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Many are assuming this happened due to her absence in2017 MAMA in Hong Kong and possibly a bad relationship between the agency and Mnet.