BIGBANG’s Seungri had everyone laughing with his fun but relatable advice to BLACKPINK.
During the July 22 episode of SBS’s “My Ugly Duckling,” Seungri was eating in the YG Entertainment cafeteria by himself when the members of BLACKPINK approached him to share their meal together.
The atmosphere surrounding the members of BLACKPINK was light and full of laughter, and Seungri remarked, “You guys seem to be really happy around each other. You’re about 1.5 years into your debut, right? Those are good times. I suddenly miss the other [BIGBANG] members.”
Seungri captured the attention of the BLACKPINK members when he offered to share some of the wisdom he’s picked up in his years as a public figure. First, he opened up about how to deal with scandals. He said, “If you wake up one morning and you have hundreds of text messages on your phone, that means a scandal has happened. When that happens, don’t start reading the texts right away, take a drink of water before you start.”
He also added the importance of breathing in and out after every text message. He explained that the more messages you read, the drier your throat gets and you may hold your breath. Seungri shared relatable advice through his own personal experiences in a fun and lighthearted way that had the BLACKPINK members laughing along.
Seungri said, “Sometimes, you might want to talk to a boy, and that’s okay. In order to sing about love, you need to have been in love.” Then he joked, “Just don’t get caught. I’ve gotten caught for everything, but don’t be me.”
He also shared tips about interacting with Yang Hyun Suk, the founder of YG Entertainment. Seungri said, “In the past, Yang Hyun Suk was like a tiger. But after having a kid and starting a family, he’s mellowed out a little.” He added, “Begin your conversation with him with a compliment. He likes it when you say things like, ‘You’ve lost so much weight these days!’” Seungri also swore BLACKPINK to secrecy as he added, “What Yang Hyun Suk likes hearing these days is, ‘Your hair looks so thick these days!’”
Seungri had the members of BLACKPINK laughing with his quick wit and relatable humor as they enjoyed the rest of their lunch together.