J-Hope’s New And Improved English Skills Are Blowing Everyone Away

He gave his first all-English interview.

When BTS debuted, RM was the group’s only English-speaker, but his members are becoming more fluent by the day!

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On October 4, J-Hope and Becky G guested on 102.7 KIIS-FM to talk about their collaboration, “Chicken Noodle Soup”. This trilingual song mixes Korean, English, and Spanish lyrics to create a multi-cultural masterpiece.

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Even though he was nervous, J-Hope answered each question entirely in English, blowing fans away with his improved skills.

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I’m good, I’m good. I’m so nervous!

— J-Hope

 

He started off by talking about how different it was to work on a project without his members, as well as his contributions to it.

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Yes, very different. I was lonely, but I put in my ideas for the concept, music video, fashion, and so on. I have been working on this song for a long time, so I was excited that I finally got to release it. The members supported me, so I did my best.

— J-Hope

“Becky was so nice,” J-Hope said, when asked about working with her. “We spoke different languages, but we communicated through music. And Becky’s Spanish rap was so awesome.”

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He also talked about his personal ties to the original “Chicken Noodle Soup” song that inspired his smash hit 13 years later.

When I was young, my first dance class song was “Chicken Noodle Soup”. I really liked the song…Thank you for the inspiration, Webstar and Young B.

— J-Hope

 

“I focused on showing my own swag and interpretation of the original song,” he said, when asked if his “Chicken Noodle Soup” had turned out as he’d hoped.

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Even though the shoot was difficult, J-Hope enjoyed creating the music video with Becky G and their dancers.

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Shooting together with Becky was the best part. It was so much fun dancing with the dancers, but the shoot was so intense. It was hot and I would die.

— J-Hope

Listen to the full interview here:

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