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[V Report] BTS Suga and J-Hope split up

  • Published : Apr 2, 2019 - 12:00
  • Updated : Apr 2, 2019 - 12:21

Broadcast date: April 1-2
Starring: BTS, Stray Kids, EXO, Blackpink

Suga and J-Hope announced their two-man talk segment “Hwagaejangteo” would come to an end as of April 1 on BTS Live.

(Naver's V Live)

“It was not an easy decision, but the time has come,” they said. “We began in 2015, right? We felt as if the world was our oyster,” said Suga. They thanked one another and wished each other well before realizing it had been more than a year since their last joint episode.

The two K-pop idols seemed a little disappointed that the live news of the breakup did not attract as many fans as they expected, but decided to move on to other major news: a fan meeting in June.

BTS summoned fans with an online invitation by uploading a trailer that showed the seven bandmates walking through the mysterious door of a traditional building. Under the title “5th Muster Magic Shop,” the group will meet fans in Seoul and Busan across four sessions.

Their new album, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” releases on April 12.

Watch the full clip at https://www.vlive.tv/video/121351.

Stray Kids Hyunjin replay solo dance

Stray Kids’ Hyunjin returned with a late-night dance clip, keeping a promise to fans by going live at 11:40 pm.

(Naver's V Live)

“I didn’t even realize it has been two months,” he said, thanking fans who logged in to see him practice at the late hour. “I even changed and borrowed shoes,” said the main dancer of the boy band, telling them he would show the choreography of “Attention” so they would not have to make a clip on their own.

After a short workup, Hyunjin revved up and showed off the routine.

“I, with the choreographer, have come up with the whole arrangement myself and even the set,” said the performer, out of breath.

“When I first learned that I will be taking the stage solo, I was so nervous wondering if I can fill it on my own,” he explained of the performance he prepared to celebrate his debut as a host for a music chart program.

Watch the full video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/121379.

EXO’s Xiumin hosts housewarming party

EXO’s Xiumin invited his bandmates to a housewarming party and shared the moments with fans via Naver’s V Live.

(Naver's V Live)

D.O. was first to arrive, helping the host with cooking. Others joined subsequently in ones and twos, bringing gifts and marveling at the new home.

“This place somehow reminds me of SM Entertainment headquarters, though,” said Baekhyun. “It’s an archetype of a single guy’s home.”

Although Xiumin pleaded that he was having a nervous breakdown, it didn’t stop him from rearranging the cutlery and tableware for a perfect setting. They happily gathered at the table -- “extendable!” exclaimed Chen -- enjoying food prepared by Xiumin and D.O. and catching up with each other after a one-month break.

Chanyeol raised expectations for another round of the feast, asking if anybody wanted to try his tteokbokki, a recipe for which has become popular via social media.

Watch the video at https://www.vlive.tv/video/121061.

Blackpink signals return

Blackpink heightened expectations for upcoming EP “Kill This Love,” set to be unveiled Friday with a series of teaser clips. The time has been set at midnight upon the request of Universal Music for a worldwide release.

(Naver's V Live)

With a crimson background, Jisoo gazes into the camera fingering her earrings, hinting at a dramatic change as in the previous two featuring a blond Jennie and tres-chic Lisa.

“It’s been nine months and I am nervous,” said the singer. “I believe we will be able to enjoy performing together with our fans with these powerful songs and moves.”

“The choreography also has an addictive routine,” added Lisa.

The EP will have five tracks, including the titular main song, “Don’t Know What to Do” and a remix of previous hit “Ddu-du Ddu-du.” The girl group will kick off an eight-date North American tour on April 17.

Watch the clip at https://www.vlive.tv/video/121385.

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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