ong Min Ji, better known as Minzy, is a South Korean idol singer, rapper and dancer. In 2009, at the age of 18, she debuted as the youngest member of girl group 2NE1. With 2NE1, she has released two extended plays and two studio albums. She also made a solo song with the group leader CL called "Please Don't go", which peaked at number 6 on the monthly Gaon Chart in November 2009.
During school time, Minzy participated in many dance contests and competitions. The turning point finally came when she was discovered by YG Entertainment through a video uploaded on the internet, which showed her dancing.
Shortly afterwards, she dropped out of school to fully focus on singing.
Minzy is the granddaughter of the popular folk dancer Gong Okjin.