B.I’s Lightstick May Be Inspired By An Iconic Animated Character

What do you think about B.I’s lightstick?

Rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer B.I‘s lightstick has been revealed, and we may have discovered the wholesome inspiration behind it!


Nearly every K-Pop fandom has a lightstick, and it can contain deep meaning behind it.

B.I’s lightstick has been revealed to be called “BINBONG.” Most groups follow this simple formula: the group or fandom name combined with “bong,” short for “eungwonbong” (the Korean word for lightstick).

B.I’s fans are called ID. In April of last year, the name was given to the fandom.

So, actually, the lightstick name “BINBONG” comes from his real name Kim Han Bin.

Shout with me bin bong bin bong~~

— B.I

As for the design itself, there appears to be an inspiration for it too. Fans have speculated what it could be, drawing comparisons to other objects from childhood…

Yet, the one that makes the most sense is Riley’s imaginary friend, Bing Bong, from 2015 Disney-Pixar animated film, Inside Out.

| Disney & Pixar

Not only is his name similar to that of the lightstick…

…but the glowing multicolored balls greatly resemble the memory orbs seen in the film!

Previously, when asked for a hint regarding his lightstick, B.I replied with the multicolored heart emojis.

What do you think about B.I’s new lightstick?