RaNia's latest recruit is creating waves for being the first African-American member in a K-pop group.
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11 Nov 2015 - 1:17 PM  UPDATED 11 Nov 2015 - 2:56 PM

The world of K-pop is abuzz with RaNia's latest addition, Alex Reid, an African-American girl who the press is calling "the first African-American" in K-pop. 

Not quite true. 

While it's refreshing to see diversity in the industry, before RaNia's time, there were other groups that tried the diversity approach.

There Was Yoon Mirae. As half Korean and half American, Yoon Mirae was a part of the hip-hop group "Uptown."

 

Now she's a star in her own right and one-half of the Yoon Mirae - Tiger JK enterprise.

 

Then there was Roo'Ra & their rapper, Mikey Romeo.

Check out the video. 

 

We can't forget the queen, Insooni!

She's been around even before K-pop was a thing, and she's still one of the most respected figures in K-pop!

Alex may not be the first African-American face in K-pop, but we can't wait to see how she revamps RaNia and we hope to see many more cultures being represented! 

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