Fact Check: Did Former ASTRO Member Rocky Shade Fantagio In His New Song?

A clip went viral on TikTok.

In February of this year, Fantagio released a statement, announcing Rocky’s departure from both their company and ASTRO.

Hello, this is Fantagio.

First of all, we would like to thank the fans who love and support ASTRO.

After holding a series of lengthy conversations with Rocky, who has been a part of ASTRO for the past seven years, it has been decided that Rocky will conclude his activities as a member of ASTRO and conclude his contract with Fantagio.

We would like to express our gratitude for Rocky for doing his best as a member of ASTRO all this time and we will continue to support him in the future.

Thank you to the fans who have supported and watched over Rocky. Please continue to show your continued interest and support for Rocky, who is embarking on a fresh start.

In the future, ASTRO will continue as a five member group and the members will focus on solo and unit activities. We will support them so that they can be active in various fields of the industry.

Please continue to show your interest and support for the ASTRO members.

Thank you.

— Fantagio

Rocky | Fantagio

Rocky also updated fans with a heartfelt, handwritten letter, believing fans “deserve to hear this first from [him].” He expressed his gratitude toward the members of ASTRO and their fandom, AROHA, for always supporting him.

Hello, this is Rocky.

It’s been a while since I last reached out to my fans. And I’d like to apologize for the fact that I’m not bringing good news. But I believe AROHAs deserve to hear this first from me, so I’m leaving this message.

I’m leaving Fantagio, where I’ve spent the past 14 years. And I’m also wrapping up my position in ASTRO as well.

The time I spent as ASTRO’s Rocky has been so precious to me. I sincerely thank the members and AROHAs who have been my strongest pillars of support through those years. Only with your love and encouragement, I was able to grow and learn. Wherever I end up, I promise to keep the memories I made with ASTRO and AROHAs near and dear to my heart.

Thank you for everything, AROHAs.

2/28/2023

— Rocky

Rocky’s letter on ASTRO’s fancafe

Rocky has since established his own agency, One Fine Day Entertainment. He also recently made his solo debut, releasing his first mini album ROCKYST with its lead single “Lucky Rocky” on November 22.

Rocky founded Onefineday Entertainment back in August and he will continue his singing activities as both an artist and the company’s CEO.

— Onefineday Entertainment

“Lucky Rocky” serves as a re-introduction to Rocky as listeners meet him as a solo artist.

[Intro]
Let me introduce myself

[Chorus]
I love dancing
Oh, na-na, na-na-na
I like to sing
Everybody, shout my name, oh
Lucky rocky, lucky rocky, ooh
Oh, na-na, na-na-na
Lucky rocky, lucky rocky, ooh
Let’s go shout it out (Oh, Rocky)

— ROCKY, “Lucky Rocky” via Genius

| ROCKY/YouTube

One clip, in particular, is going viral on TikTok with 179.4K views at the time of writing, saying, “Now this is what freedom looks like: shading fantagio.” The lyrics on the MV clip read, “I want to make people move. I won’t flop like that company. They got money thanks to me. Soon they will go bankrupt, that is better. Oh, it’s the Rocky groove. They will never find someone like that again. They’re just scared of me. Let me introduce myself.” 

| @nightdazed/TikTok

Yet, when you watch the MV on YouTube, no English translation is available. There are only automated subtitles and translations, and if you select either, none matches the lyrics seen above.

| ROCKY/YouTube

Also, the real lyrics from “Lucky Rocky” are focused on Rocky self-confidently singing about wanting to make people dance. There is no shade toward anyone.

[Verse 1]
I want to make people move
Step to the beat of this music, like that
Feeling hot without any clothes on
We like it hot better
Ah-oh, it’s the rocky groove
Already immersed in it, shake it like that
What are you still doing? Why not?
Let me introduce myself

— ROCKY, “Lucky Rocky” via Genius

The OP (Original Poster) didn’t correct netizens in the comments but didn’t deny the few who pointed out it was a fake translation.

Also, they said it was fake subs in the video’s caption.

@nightdazed

i reposted this video 3 times and it always got 3 likes (fake subs but still stream lucky rocky). #foryou #rocky #parkminhyuk #astro #nightdazed #kpopfyp

♬ Lucky Rocky – ROCKY

Watch the full “Lucky Rocky” MV below.

Source: nightdazed

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