BTS’s Jungkook Gave Lee Hyun A Backhanded Compliment, And We’re Loving It

He had fun teasing the “manager.”

Lee Hyun is a veteran singer and HYBE‘s most senior artist, but he recently became BTS‘s temporary manager.

BTS with Lee Hyun (center, wearing black)

From helping BTS put mics on, to running across set with water bottles, Lee Hyun learned just how physically demanding it is to be a manager, especially when your artist is the biggest act in K-Pop!

Since Lee Hyun debuted back in 2007, as a member of 8Eight, he is BTS’s industry senior by six years. This made the role reversal even more entertaining! BTS had plenty of fun teasing their new “manager,” right up until the day ended.

When Jimin asked Jungkook if Lee Hyun had fulfilled his manager duties well, Jungkook said, “I think he should only work for the management team from now on.” 

“Is that a compliment or what?” J-Hope asked with a laugh. “It’s a bit ambiguous,” Lee Hyun agreed, smiling behind his mask.

Imagine being told to give up your singing career by the star who was once HYBE’s youngest rookie. How the times have changed!

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