(G)I-DLE’s Minnie Was Asked Similar Questions About Her Musical Influences But Gave Two Very Different Answers

At least both of her choices play the piano?

(G)I-DLE‘s Minnie has been promoting all over Thailand for a majority of the summer. Alongside taking many stunning magazine cover photos, Minnie has also sat down for quite a few interviews with these same magazines.

| @min.nicha/Instagram

In a recent interview with Harper’s BAZAAR Thailand, Minnie was asked about her role model. She answered Alicia Keys “because when [she] was a child [she] used to watch television with [her] mother,” and she would see the song “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys.

“Alicia Keys. Because when I was a child I used to watch television with my mother. ‘If I Ain’t Got You’ by Alicia Keys.” | Harper’s BAZAAR Thailand/YouTube 

Minnie then shared that this song “inspired me that she is my role model.”

“If I Ain’t Got You” | Alicia Keys/YouTube 

She finished up by explaining that she has “loved her since that day.”

“I have loved her since that day.” | Harper’s BAZAAR Thailand/YouTube 

However, almost two months prior to this interview, Minnie revealed a love for a different famous pianist with L’Officiel Thailand. Minnie was asked “If you could be an artist in the past, who would you be?” 

“If you could be an artist in the past, who would you be?” “it would be Beethoven”  | L’Officiel Thailand/YouTube 

She quickly responded that “it would be Beethoven” 

Ludwig van Beethoven | Britannica.com

She then had another sweet story to share about her mother.

The reason is the first song I heard my mom played and inspired me to learn how to play piano is “Für Elise.” The song that everybody know the melody.  I’m amazed with how he created such legendary work in his time. I want to know what were his inspirations to compose his well known songs. I want to get into his head.


“The song that everybody knows the melody. (Singing the melody). | L’Officiel Thailand/YouTube 

This response was especially fascinating as earlier in this specific interview, Minnie had been passionate to talk about the songs she’d written for (G)I-DLE’s most recent mini album, I Burn. Hearing her share her fascination with this famous composer gives a deeper insight into her as a writer. Both her and Beethoven have even written songs about the Moon!

“I always love things about the Moon, that’s the reason I wrote the song about it.” | L’Officiel Thailand/YouTube

It’s interesting how these publications were able to get such different answers from Minnie by moving the timeline of these similar questions from present to past. However different her answers may seem, she did list two brilliant pianists who are also excellent composers which may give some insight into Minnie as a musician.

Minnie covering “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles | United CUBE (CUBE Entertainment Official YouTube Channel)/YouTube 

What do you think about Minnie’s choices? To see both interviews check out the videos below: