iKON′s B.I Reveals His Reaction to Big Bang Renewing Contract with YG
The iKON members shared their thoughts on YG seniors Big Bang renewing its contract with the agency, saying "We were relieved."
During an interview, held at a cafe in Seoul′s Seogyo-dong on November 16, when a reporter said, "Big Bang announced it had renewed its contract. How did you feel?" iKON′s B.I said, "I thought, ′what a relief,′" before letting out a laugh and adding, "They′re our sunbaenims and a group we have a lot to learn from. I also wanted to get close to them. They′re sunbaes we′re proud of."
He continued, "They′re also sunbaenims who help us in a lot of ways. I was really relieved."
iKON survived fierce competitions on WIN and Mix & Match over two years before debuting in September. The group made its debut under YG, the same agency as Big Bang, with My Type and the first half of their debut album Welcome Back, sweeping music charts and music programs. iKON released new singles Apology and Anthem on November 16, topping music charts once more.
Dong Hyuk said, "We practiced day and night. There wasn′t a set time, we just did it until we perfected the performance. I think it′s because of those rehearsals that we saw good results."
B.I said, "It′s the first song we worked on with Teddy hyung, so we′re thankful for the good results. Although we′re rookies, we will work hard to be loved by many people."
When asked, "What kind of stage do you want to stand on?" Bobby said, "The Grammy Awards. I think that′s the stage all singers dream about."
B.I then said, "It probably depends on how hard we try, but I think that if we do it with the attitudes we have now, we′ll be able to do it. We will work hard to stand there as quickly as we can."