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[V Report] 2PM’s Taecyeon thanks fans for waiting

  • Published : May 17, 2019 - 09:04
  • Updated : May 17, 2019 - 10:06

Broadcast date: May 16-17
Starring: 2PM, EXID, Stray Kids, BTOB

Taecyeon of 2PM has completed his military duty and celebrated his return with a livestream on Naver’s V Live.

(Naver's V Live)

With a salute to his fans, he reported that he has officially been discharged.

“I couldn’t sleep very well last night since I was so excited. I have waited so much for today and was happy to hear the wakeup bugle call this morning,” the singer-actor said.

He went through a series of questions fans posted on his Instagram account.

Besides family members, Taecyeon’s first call was to the former commander of his battalion.

“He has been of great support and I have deep respect for him,” he said showing again why he has earned a nickname Captain Korea for his exemplary performance over the past 20 months.

The idol even gave up on his American green card to enter the service.

“When you are wearing your uniform there are certain rules so it was not easy for me to talk to you like this. I really am happy that I now can freely communicate with you,” he said, thanking the fans for being there for him.

Watch the full clip at https://www.vlive.tv/video/128943.

EXID shows signature style with new EP

Kpop Herald unboxed EXID’s newly released EP going through each track with detailed explanations.

(Naver's V Live)

“The title of EP ‘WE’ stands for the group’s dedication to stay as one no matter what. Earlier this month Hani and Jeonghwa decided not to renew the contract with their longtime agency sending fans into shock,” said Hong Dam-young.

“It’s officially their last album under their parent company which is why they put a lot of meaning into this,” she added.

“They made their debut in 2012 and a lot of members are former trainees from JYP Entertainment. They started as a group with a single ‘Who’s That Girl,’ but it wasn’t until 2014 that they gained popularity … when a fan’s recording of their dance moves from ‘Up and Down’ went viral,” said Ahn Sung-mi chronicling the five-piece act’s career.

The two went on to look closely at the just-released EP beginning with the title “Me & You.” “It’s a breakup song actually telling your ex that you are no longer together but instead of being sand they made it a really fierce and strong moombahton number,” a genre they are very well-known for, said Ahn.

Watch the full video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/128610.

Stray Kids wraps up Newark showcase

Stray Kids said hello after meeting fans in Newark during their tour in the US.

(Naver's V Live)

“We have finished our second performance here!” said Hyunjin.

“I was so amazed by the support of Stay today,” enthused Bang Chan referring to their loyal fans filling up the venue. “Up to four to five stories, I believe,” he added.

“They were up so high,” said Changbin and Lee Know joked with a poker face: “Some were even stuck to the ceiling.”

Everyone agreed that they had so much fun. “I am so thrilled about our next,” said Lee Know about their appearance planned for Los Angeles.

“I am going to swim there,” vowed Bang Chan, the band’s best swimmer. “I will beat you, though,” challenged Woojin while the bandmates tried to muffle down their snickers. “I bet everything on that you will be beaten in two seconds,” said Han.

“We are going to meet our fans in LA and also will have a lot of fun ourselves,” said leader Bang Chan ending the segment with a wink.

Watch the full video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/129165.

BTOB’s Sungjae takes fans for stroll

Sungjae of BTOB went live while taking a walk in the middle of Seoul.

(Naver's V Live)

“I decided to enjoy some air since the weather was so nice but it’s too hot! I need some shade,” he began walking down a well-known commercial street in southern Seoul.

“I am very familiar with this neighborhood as I have been hanging out here since I was a trainee. … Some even said that whenever you come to this part of town you could see me,” explained the leader of the band.

“I put on some sunscreen but I think it has all melted,” he said regretting his choice to wear all black lamenting “I just wanted to look cool.”

Amazed when a fan told that the thermometer has hit 30 degrees, Sungjae recalled how his dad used to wake him up during scorching summer days and take him to banks as it had full air conditioning.

“What should I eat? Something cool,” the idol asked fans. Undecided, the performer wanted to drink some bubble tea first but realized that he had to turn off the camera to access the electronic payment app since he did not bring his wallet.

Watch the full clip at https://www.vlive.tv/video/129220.

Naver’s real-time broadcasting app V allows fans to interact with their favorite K-pop stars through live broadcasts. The app is available for Android and iOS. For more information, visit http://www.vlive.tv.

By The Korea Herald (khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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