On the August 20 broadcast of JTBC’s “Please Take Care of My Refrigerator,” it was MAMAMOO member Hwasa’s turn to have dishes cooked by the celebrity chefs.
After the MCs introduced the MAMAMOO member, Seungri said, “When I see MAMAMOO, it reminds me of BIGBANG during our debut days. MAMAMOO is different from other girl groups in concept, musical style, and character, and that’s a lot like BIGBANG when we first debuted.”
The MCs mentioned that Hwasa has incredible stage presence, and has a unique eyebrow raise that isn’t often done in K-pop. She said, “I think it’s become a habit from watching foreign movies.”
Seungri then told a story of how he tried to stand out in BIGBANG but failed during their promotions for “Loser.” Seungri said, “For the first time ever, it said ‘Chorus: Seungri’ on the lyrics. It was the highlight of the song. So I thought, ‘This is it. This is my chance to show my ability as a singer.’”
He continued, “But when I arrived to record, it suddenly said ‘Seungri and G-Dragon.’ And in the recording booth, G-Dragon was also singing along with me. Softly. Even though he really doesn’t have to.” Talking about the music video recording, Seungri said that the directors would be filming him but keep moving the focus to G-Dragon, coming back to get a brief shot of him, and then going back to G-Dragon for an extended cut.
Hwasa explained that for MAMAMOO, there’s no reason for something like Seungri’s case to happen: “For us, every single member sings through the entire song once. From there, we divide the song to parts that are most appropriate for each member.”
Seungri said to Hwasa, “You must get along really well with your members.” Referencing an old scandal of his, Seungri said, “For me, they’ll give me grief about a getting a photo taken of me while I was sleeping.”
When asked if he has any advice for Hwasa, Seungri said, “This is the time to check in with the other members. If all of the spotlight is on you, the other members could be a little upset. Your members are probably getting a ton of texts asking about you. Just like I got so many texts asking about G-Dragon. So it’s necessary for you to take care of them.”
Seungri added, drawing deeply from his own experiences, “Something I want to say to the other members of MAMAMOO is that you need to make a path for yourself. Who’s going to help you? No one! The entertainment business is cruel and cold. Especially agencies. They won’t help you. They’ll put all their staff on someone else, and you’ll have no one.” With the entire studio erupting into laughter, Seungri said, “I’m sorry, but I think I’m going to cry. Can someone give me a tissue?”
Seungri’s advice continued: “Because you’re not perfect, and you can make a mistake at any time, you should always be careful of what you say, and always check to see if your mic is on or off. And when you’re buying clothes that have English on them, it seems cool, right? You have to read it.”
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