Ok-pop stars KARD on their favourite musicals, elevating lions, and studying ‘nasty’ thirst tweets

Kard’s newest single could also be devoted to the advantages of getting “Icky” with somebody, however the quartet’s YouTube habits are much more PG-rated.

Rapper Jiwoo makes a speciality of sultry stares on stage, but offstage she says she has two pursuits: “puppies and infants.” J.Seph, the group’s stoic rapper, perks up when speaking about his favourite Broadway musicals. Issues get spicier — actually — with Somin, who likes watching folks eat scorching wings. However it’s BM who lastly brings issues full circle by asking to learn followers’ ickiest thirst tweets on digital camera.

Learn on to study extra about what Jiwoo, J.Seph, Somin, and BM have been watching whereas on tour.


J.Seph: I like the musical Hadestown, particularly the songs “Anticipate Me” and “Anticipate Me (Reprise).” There was a six month interval the place like 95 % of the music I listened to was simply these two songs.

When the musical got here to Korea, I used to be serving my time within the Military so I wasn’t capable of see it. Even once we have been in New York Metropolis for our latest tour, I couldn’t see it on Broadway as a result of we have been working.

What different musicals do you want?

JS: I additionally like Chicago, however I haven’t seen that both. I watched the film and actually loved “All That Jazz” [sings the song’s chorus]. I bought hooked. Whereas I used to be serving within the Military, we carried out a musical known as “Mesa Tune” that we created ourselves. We composed and wrote it. It was actually enjoyable, an amazing reminiscence.

I don’t normally like UFC,however yesterday I began watching the champion Alexander Volkanovski. It’s a two-days previous interest [laughs].

Often, combating is just too violent for me.

JS: I felt the identical means, however for some cause yesterday I fell into it.

The duality of man: musicals and MMA combating.

JS: I additionally watch a variety of cooking movies.

BM, Jiwoo, Somin — does he prepare dinner for you guys?

BM: No, however I would like him to. He is aware of he’s good. I don’t know if he’s, however I wish to attempt his stuff. It all the time seems to be good, aesthetically, when he exhibits me photographs. We’ve eaten collectively many instances, and he has a excessive customary for meals.

JS: I’ve cooked for my household earlier than however by no means the members. Earlier than the tip of the yr, I’ll prepare dinner spicy Korean marinated ribs for them.


Somin: I like watching spicy meals problem movies as a result of Korean persons are actually good at consuming spicy meals. Watching foreigners consuming spicy meals, it’s sort of enjoyable to observe them in ache. I additionally suppose, “Is it that scorching? I believe I may deal with it.”

BM mentioned “daeri manjok” is the way in which to explain somebody doing one thing within the place of you. There’s a German phrase, “schadenfreude,” which is like in like, delighting within the ache of others.

BM: Schadenfreude lady! She likes it.

SM: Solely in the case of spice! I like spicy meals. After we’re confused we Koreans eat spicy meals and sweat and all that goes away… It’s actually cathartic.

You shared a Kelly Clarkson Present clip forward of this interview. Are you a fan?

SM: I like her. I noticed a video of her and Ariana Grande doing a singing contest, and it was unbelievable how robust and highly effective her vocals have been. I actually wish to be on the present. We did a efficiency of “Icky” on Good Day New York. It was the primary time truly acting on an English program, and we wish to do extra of these. Kelly Clarkson Present, any late-night exhibits. We wish to carry out and present who Kard is.

BM: She’s the OG. “Since U Been Gone!”

BM, being from the States, do you keep in mind her on American Idol? 

BM: Yeah, Kelly Clarkson was massive. I believe [the show] was massive across the time I used to be watching Disney Channel Unique Sequence like The Suite Lifetime of Zack & Cody and stuff like that.

Jiwoo: I used to be actually into Hannah Montana and Excessive Faculty Musical.


BM: I just lately watched celebrities learn imply tweets, and I really feel like I can deal with imply tweets. I believe I’d have a variety of enjoyable studying it. However what I’d moderately learn is thirst tweets. 

You haven’t been invited to try this but?

BM: No, I hold telling BuzzFeed. It’s on my bucket record. And it’s gonna occur as a result of followers ship me some nasty shit. I noticed a video of Mike Tyson on the Jimmy Kimmel Present the place he popped up behind followers speaking about him, and I sort of wish to do one thing comparable with our followers.

The place they’re speaking about you and then you definitely’re behind them?

BM: Yeah, in entrance of our venues on tour, for instance. I believe it’d be actually attention-grabbing and humorous simply to catch their response.

Is there a imply tweet that you just keep in mind ever studying about your self? That you just’re like, “Rattling, they bought me.”

BM: One I didn’t like particularly was “man is formed like a fridge.” And that was after I was a bit of bit cumbersome, like a bit of bit larger. That one harm a bit of bit.


BM: I don’t know what [they] meant by “formed like a fridge.” I simply appear to be a big-ass field? A shapeless, massive field. And I used to be similar to, “OK, let me present this man or lady in a few months.” And I did. 

As for what else I watch on YouTube, I watched a variety of Diablo 2 and [Diablo] 4 gameplay. You’re going round killing demons and demon bosses, gathering objects, [and] getting wealthy as hell. I additionally watch PubG. I watch a variety of music manufacturing movies, however so far as something out of the bizarre I believe that’s just about it. And I bought into vehicles just lately.

An costly interest. 

BM: It’s. I’ve my child again in Korea. I drive a Camaro. I’ve been fascinated with tuning it however determined to not as a result of in Korea the roads are slender, and there’s a cease signal each 400 meters so there’s no level… You know the way you watch folks doing a mukbang to fill your individual starvation? I watch folks tune and race their vehicles.


JW: I usually like humorous interviews, particularly late-night stuff as a result of they add them with good Korean translation on the underside so it’s simple to grasp. I just lately watched Adele on “Carpool Karaoke”, and I beloved this episode of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” with Kendall Jenner and Harry Kinds. I like placing myself within the scenario like, “Would I reply the query or eat the dangerous meals?”

This Buzzfeed pet interview is on my wishlist. I like puppies, I’ve a Frenchie in Korea.

Wow, Buzzfeed actually must schedule one thing with you all.

BM: I allow them to know loads of instances. We’ll make it work someday.

JW: Whereas we’re on tour, we do a variety of flying, and I’ve YouTube Premium, so I obtain movies to observe whereas we’re within the air. I like watching film critiques the place they summarize a two-hour lengthy film, an important factors, in a 20-minute clip. In Korea, that’s one of many specialities of sure YouTubers. 

I additionally like watching aircraft critiques of the most costly first-class cabins and basic YouTube clips like Glozell tasting wasabi and doing the cinnamon problem. I like animals. I’ve just lately been watching movies of Pubao, the primary big panda born in Korea. There are a numerous clips of her enjoying round with the zookeepers.

So cute! Does it make you desire a panda?

BM: I would like one! And a lion, too. My buddy [in Pakistan] has one, and he named it after me. I wish to elevate one someday. Apparently, it’s not too costly. I’ve to do my analysis on the place it’s authorized to lift them.

JW: Yet one more factor: There’s a Korean YouTuber known as “wineking.” He speaks eight completely different languages. On this video he goes to France together with his spouse, and the waiter at a restaurant is impolite to them and everybody round them. Even folks at close by tables are upset about her conduct.

However this man isn’t upset. He’s smiling and being very pleasant to the waitress and immediately the ambiance of the restaurant modifications from dangerous to good. Watching him use his knowledge and wittiness to vary the whole lot immediately was so attention-grabbing. It made me wish to be like him: a robust, variety presence that influences others.