EXID’s Hani Explains How She Earned Her Mother’s Approval To Be A Singer
EXID’s Hani retold how she finally received approval from her parents on her career choice.
On the March 5 broadcast of SBS variety show “Flower Crew,” Hani teamed up with Ahn Jung Hwan. As they sat in a car, he asked, “What’s one of the advantages of becoming a singer?”
Hani responded, “I feel like I’ve kind of become a daughter my parents can be proud of.”
She happily added, “My real name is Hee Yeon. But when we’re in a restaurant, my dad calls me Hani because he wants to show off.”
The singer explained, “Before, no one recognized me even though I was a celebrity. I left [home] on my own to work [as a singer] so I felt sorry for not having any achievements.”
She said, “My mom and dad were extremely against it, so my mom gave me a time limit of three years. I promised that if I didn’t succeed after three years, I would stop [singing] without regrets.
However, Hani continued, “Right just before three years, things turned out great. Since I was doing well, my mom said, ‘I approve. I was wrong.’ I got goosebumps then. It was the best. I was prouder than when anyone else said that. I think the person I most wanted to be acknowledged by was my mom.”
Meanwhile, EXID is going strong, having recently celebrated their fifth anniversary in February.