iKON′s Bobby Keeps Promise to Build House for Parents in Korea
iKON′s Bobby has kept his promise to his parents to ′build a house in Korea.′
According to an industry insider on September 18, Bobby recently bought a house in Seoul and brought his parents, who were living in the states, to Seoul.
Bobby came to Korea after being picked up by YG at a young age through an audition in the states and has been living with the iKON members ever since. Although Bobby has been living in Korea by himself for several years now, he expressed his longing for his parents on broadcasts before his debut.
On Mnet′s survival show Mix & Match, Bobby said, "I want to work harder and bring my parents over as soon as possible." Then, breaking down the stereotypes of idols to win Show Me the Money 3, Bobby moved the audience with the lyrics to a song he wrote, saying ′A foreigner without a home, why laborers are strong and eager,′ ′Endure your reality without a future. I wet my tears with sweat. Stare at me making money. You can′t overcome sighs and jealousy. In front of many, my voice, I′m realizing my dreams like this, I earn [money].′ ′I wear the title of ′idol′ around my neck, earn money honorably and can meet my mom. Our house, who struggled ad nauseam because of money, now, even if the time to build a house falls, it doesn′t matter, just show me the money.′
Meanwhile, iKON released its debut warm-up single My Type on September 15, and as of September 18, the song is still number one on seven real-time music charts, including MelOn, Bugs, Genie, Soribada, Naver, Olleh and Monkey3.
iKON, who has knocked down the gates with My Type, will be releasing the first half of debut album Welcome Back on October 1, before releasing the full album on November 2. The group will also be holding a debut concert at the Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena in Seoul on October 3.