What It Really Means When An Idol Says He Wants To “Take You To Hong Kong”

The phrase “take you to Hong Kong” is commonly used in Korea, and it doesn’t mean exactly what it sounds like. 

With Hong Kong being quite a popular tourist destination for Koreans, the term “take you to Hong Kong” has developed a figurative definition.

According to Urban Dictionary, “to Hong Kong” is synonymous to the American saying “rock your world.” 

During his guest appearance on Unpretty Rapstar 2, EXO‘s Chanyeol used the phrase in one of his verses. 

Sorry, president Lee Soo Man
Let me do some hip-hop today
I’ll also do some curse
Maybe the fans will go to Hong Kong after this rap

– Chanyeol

BTS‘s Suga also used the term in his music, for both “AGUST D – Agust D” and “BTS – Cypher pt. 3 (Killer)”.

“Agust D”

A fo the G to the U to STD
I’m D boy because I’m from D
I’m the crazy guy, the lunatic on beat
Sending listeners to Hong Kong with my rap
my tongue technology

– Suga

“BTS – Cypher pt. 3 (Killer)”

Whether it be men or women
My flexible tongue movements will send them to Hong Kong with my raps

– Suga

It’s easy to say that fans were quite surprised to learn what the lyrics meant!