Singer Jo Kwon said that Park Jin-young told 2AM to refrain from kap-kwon in line with the identity of 2AM.
Singer Jo Kwon appeared as a guest in the ‘I live in this taste!’ corner of SBS Love FM’s ‘Heo Ji-woong Show’, which aired on the 30th.
On this day, DJ Heo Ji-woong said, “The atmosphere between 2AM and Kap-kwon doesn’t stick well. What did Park Jin-young, the president of the company, not say at the time?” he asked.
“It wasn’t easy at first,” Jo Kwon said. In a situation where it was fresh as a ballad idol group, I unintentionally received a lot of love from many people as a character called ‘Kap-kwon’ in variety shows.”
He continued, “At first, Jin-young called. While monitoring music shows, he said a lot of ‘don’t be shy’ and ‘don’t break 2AM’s identity and emotions’. In fact, when I sang on music shows, there were people who laughed in my part.” Park Jin-young also confessed that he had a lot of worries.
He said, “I was very worried because the song wasn’t approaching with sincerity, only Jo Kwon from Kap Kwon was recognized. However, I was a rookie at the time, and my entertainment senior told me to do it, so I had to work hard. It was difficult at first, but as time went on, he accepted me naturally. Jin-young also said, ‘Don’t do it at first. Kwon said, ‘Be careful because you’re overflowing with talent’, but Kap-kwon got so much love from variety shows, so he told me to just do it. At that time, it helped a lot in promoting 2AM’s name.”
Meanwhile, Jo Kwon will appear in the special feature of ‘Three Wheels Is Back’ of MBC’s entertainment program ‘Radio Star’, which will be aired on this day. Vocal group 2AM, to which Jo Kwon belongs, is said to be preparing for a full comeback in the second half of this year.
[Star Today intern reporter Ji-young Lee]
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