On the latest episode of “Ask Us Anything,” BIGBANG’s Seungri revealed that G-Dragon had once hurt his feelings in the past.
During the February 3 episode of the JTBC variety show, Seungri shared, “There was a time during our promotions as BIGBANG when I thought, ‘Even if he’s the leader, this is too much.’ It was the time during our group activities that I felt most hurt.”
Seungri went on to explain that he had fallen ill at a busy time during BIGBANG’s promotions. “Back then, it wasn’t just the [BIGBANG] members who were sick,” he said. “The staff was also exhausted and tired, and everyone was starting to develop cold symptoms.”
He continued, “That day in particular, I was really struggling [with my illness], so I asked [G-Dragon], ‘Hyung, I’m going to go the doctor’s office to get some medication.’ But GD told me, ‘You’re not the only one who’s sick and having a hard time. Everyone is sick and having a hard time. So just tough it out.'”
“I thought, ‘Wow, that’s really cold of him,'” recalled Seungri. “So I toughed it out [like he said].”
However, the story ended on a lighthearted note. “The funny thing is, though,” he went on, “I got better. I toughed it out, and I got better. So after that, I no longer rely on medications.”
Later on, Seungri shared his thoughts on G-Dragon as a leader. “To me, GD is the leader best-suited for BIGBANG,” he remarked. “When I look back on things now, we went through a lot of ups and downs as a group, and I think it was GD that brought us together as one during all of those times.”
“I can’t imagine anyone else but GD being BIGBANG’s leader,” he concluded.
Seungri also told a story about G-Dragon’s unique perspective. “Not long ago,” he recalled with a smile, “there was a time that really made me think that he’s special.”
“GD spends his time on Jeju Island these days,” he explained, “so I went to visit him there. I wanted to have a meal and share a drink with him, but GD suddenly said to me, ‘Seungri, I’ll paint a picture for you.’
“So he sat me down and started painting with lots of colorful hues: red, green, yellow, blue. He was looking at me and expressing my energy through the paint. Then all of a sudden, he painted over all of it with black.”
Seungri went on, “Then he said, ‘This is yours.’ I asked, ‘What is this?’ He told me, ‘You’re there, behind the black. Always look inside of yourself.’ So I thought, ‘Wow, this hyung is really an artist.'”
Although Seungri was initially surprised by G-Dragon’s unique artistic vision, he reported that he had gone on to hang the painting on a wall inside his home.
“Ask Us Anything” airs on Saturdays at 9 p.m. KST.