Choi Seung-hyun better known by his stage name T.O.P, is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, actor, and record producer. T.O.P rose to fame in the mid-2000s as one of two rappers in the South Korean boy band Big Bang. Released under YG Entertainment, the group became one of the best-selling groups of all-time in Asia and one of the best-selling boy bands in the world. In 2010, while the group was on hiatus, T.O.P and G-Dragon formed a duo to record and release the number-one collaboration album, GD & TOP. As a solo rapper, he has released two digital singles, "Turn It Up" (2010) and "Doom Dada" (2013), which peaked at number two and four, respectively, on the Gaon Digital Chart.
On June 5, 2017 it was announced following a tip from Han Seo Hee, T.O.P would be investigated for using marijuana. He was subsequently transferred to a different police division awaiting notice of prosecution, and would be suspended from police duty pending the verdict on his case.
On June 6, T.O.P was found unconscious in police barracks due to an anti-anxiety medicine overdose of prescribed benzodiazepine, and was hospitalized. On June 8, T.O.P’s mother confirmed that her son had opened his eyes and was recovering.