GOT7’s BamBam Reveals He Almost Left The K-Pop Industry And The Impressive Reason Why He Stayed

We are very glad he didn’t!

GOT7‘s BamBam is currently an MCs of the reality program EXchange (also known as Transit Love 2), a TVING dating program that brings couples that have broken up back together and gives them the chance to fall in love again or to start over with someone new.

GOT7’s BamBam | @BamBam1a/Twitter

The promotional flyer for EXchange (also known as Transit Love 2).

Alongside Girl’s Day‘s YuraSimon DLee Yong Jin, and Kim Ye Won, BamBam discusses the actions of the participants of the show, while giving commentary on their own personal lives.

During his last appearance on the show, BamBam had to chance to talk about how things have been since he joined the show. He admitted that “People recognize me a lot more now,” something that made the other guests laugh because of BamBam’s already massive popularity before the show.

He then admits that after GOT7 left JYP Entertainment in January 2021, he had thought very seriously about quitting and going back to Thailand.

When my contract with JYPE ended, I was going to quit. I was thinking of just quitting and going back to Thailand.

— BamBam

He then says that he remained in Korea because he wanted to succeed here.

Since I debuted in Korea, I wanted to succeed here and I think Transit Love just opened that path for me.

The other MCs agree with Simon D calling BamBam “a treasure.” BamBam continues by saying that because of the show he now has confidence for his future Korean activities.

Though Transit Love for my future Korean activities, for real, now I have a little but more courage.

Since BamBam left JYPE he has released two Korean albums and performed at many K-Pop festivals around the world, with plans for a tour eventually. It is actually great to see that his efforts are paying off!