On the May 21 broadcast of KBS’ variety talk show “Happy Together,” all five members of BIGBANG appeared as guests for their very own ‘BIGBANG Special.’
During the episode, Seungri shared a story about his relationship with G-Dragon prior to debuting. He revealed that before they officially made their debut, G-Dragon had been very opposed to BIGBANG coming out as a group.
Seungri explained, “G-Dragon didn’t like the idea of BIGBANG being a five member idol group. He had been preparing to debut as a hip-hop duo with Taeyang for six years.”
He continued, “One day, I was standing outside the practice room and heard G-Dragon getting angry and saying, ‘Why do I have to be in a group with them? We’ve been practicing for so many years. What about Taeyang and me?’ When he came out of the room, we made eye contact, but he avoided me and left. He didn’t talk to me for three months after that. He never answered me when I asked questions and treated me as if I were invisible.”
However, Seungri carried on the story by revealing what brought the two of them closer after months of silence. “Three months later, there was something that made us really close. We got sucked into a drama. A drama called ‘Goong,’” surprising everyone and causing the entire studio to burst into laughter at the unexpected story.
“The 2006 drama that starred Yoo Eun Hye. We both got sucked into it and the first words [G-dragon said to me after three months] were because of that drama—‘What time is the broadcast today?’ After that, we watched ‘Goong’ together, and at the end, when Yoon Eun Hye and Joo Ji Hoon meet again, we even held hands saying, ‘What a relief!’” inciting more laughter from the MCs.