Watch BIGBANG on their Appearance on Radio Star
Kyung Ho Kim, Dec. 22, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
On the latest episode of the hit talk show series Radio Star, k pop boy group BIGBANG made an appearance. BIGBANG is a South Korean boy band formed by YG Entertainment. Consisting of members G-Dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri, the group officially debuted on August 19, 2006. Debuting with a predominantly hip hop sound, their debut was a moderate success, with their first self-titled Korean album selling 48,000 copies. Their breakthrough came with the release of their first extended play, Always (2007), which included the number one song "Lies". The song went on to top major Korean music charts for a record-breaking seven consecutive weeks, and won the group the Song of the Year award at the 9th Mnet Korean Music Festival.
Big Bang members made a rare whole-group appearance on MBC's 'Radio Star.' During the episode, the members talked about how they feared to come on the show but was lied to by Yang Hyun Suk and agreed to the guest appearance. G-Dragon said, "This was all Yang Hyun Suk's plan...At a party to celebrate our new album, he said, 'Let's go on 'Radio Star' together.' He said that he will appear and protect us from Kim Gu Ra."
T.O.P added, "I said that if he comes, then we will gladly be on the show. Yang Hyun Suk said, 'Okay, I will be on the show for the first time. Let's do it together.' If you search online, there's a photo of me kissing him. That was me hearing him say those words and kissing him out of being moved. But after that kiss, I haven't seen him..."
The boys spoke on other topics as well. Big Bang's leader, G-Dragon, shared that T.O.P is losing weight these days. MCs all sympathized and said, "That's what happens when you're about to go to the military." T.O.P explained, "I eat a lot, but I keep losing weight..."
G-Dragon also revealed, "T.O.P cries often these days....He's sensitive." The MCs changed the mood by asking Kyuhyun when his enlistment date is and asking, "How come you're getting fatter?"
Big Bang members also talked about their recent appearance on 'Infinity Challenge' and how T.O.P got picked as a member they would not want their sisters to date by all Big Bang members. G-Dragon shared, "After the show, T.O.P was a little upset and said, 'Hey, if you guys all pick me, my image will get bad...'" During the show, G-Dragon explained, "After a concert, the members are tired since usually there's a concert the next day so we just eat, just the four of us, but Seungri always has a plan somewhere else," commenting on his wide network.
Seungri then explained, "I get bad feedbacks whatever I do when I am inside of Big Bang, so I relieve that stress by doing business...I got scammed a lot over the past 10 years while doing it, but nowadays, I have had some successes." He shared that he has a bar and ramen restaurant and other businesses and has 3,200 numbers on his cell phone for work.
The MCs then mentioned Min Hyo Rin and her previous appearance on the show when she was asked about the song. Min Hyo Rin had said, "I will let him explain it since it is his song." During this episode, Taeyang finally explained, "I heard a rumor that it's about some random woman I've never even heard of before. It is true, the song is about Min Hyo Rin."
Radio Star is a South Korean talk show hosted by Kim Gook-jin, Yoon Jong-shin, Kim Gura and Cho Kyuhyun. It airs on MBC on Wednesdays at 23:10 (KST). The first episode aired on May 30, 2007.