iKON Talks About How Their Instagram Posts Used To Be Approved By Yang Hyun Suk
iKON spoke about the history behind their individual social media accounts.
On August 2, iKON attended an interview at the Conrad Seoul for their comeback.
The members opened their individual Instagram accounts in January. B.I said, “These days, it’s an era of advertising through social media,” and explained that YG founder Yang Hyun Suk had given them permission. “We intended to show fans our everyday lives and communicate with them through social media, and also use it to inform people about iKON.”
Yunhyeong added, “At first, we got permission from him before we posted. As time passed, we got used to it and didn’t make any mistakes, so he said to use it freely. I’m free to upload what I want to upload.”
iKON’s leader B.I currently doesn’t follow any of his members on Instagram. Jinhwan made the others laugh by joking, “I guess there’s a tradition amongst YG’s group leaders that their follower counts must be zero.”
B.I replied, “It’s not like that. If I follow one person, then I have to [follow] many people, and I thought that might happen, so I just didn’t do it at all.” The group’s leader then made everyone burst into laughter by apologizing to his members.
B.I participated in all five songs on iKON’s newest mini album “New Kids: Continue,” which was released on August 2. Check out the MV for their title track “Killing Me” here!