“The first time when I saw it, we were really…”
From fellow K-Pop idols like BTS‘s J-Hope…
…and Girls’ Generation‘s Seohyun busting out the moves to “Hype Boy”, there’s little question that NewJeans‘ song has become a hit among fans and idols.
Even comedian Yoo Jae Suk had to join in on the craze, along with the dance making its way onto a segment of SNL Korea.
Since the group debuted a little over six months ago, NewJeans spoke with NME magazine to share their reactions to all the love they’ve acquired from fellow K-Pop idols.
On what’s helped “Hype Boy” turn out to be so beloved by Koreans, chief Minji identified their use of “hype,” which was initially unusual. She defined, “Once brought to people’s attention, I think it felt fresh and had the power to bring out a joyful energy that uplifts people’s spirits. Maybe that’s the reason everyone hyped to ‘Hype Boy’.”
And when it got here to seeing different K-Pop idols get hyped to “Hype Boy”, Minji revealed how shocked and grateful NewJeans had been.
When we’re performing ‘Hype Boy’, everybody’s singing collectively. It’s superb. Like after we go to school festivals, all of them sing together with us.
And when different senior artists coated ‘Hype Boy’, the primary time after I noticed it, we had been actually grateful and a bit of shocked.”
They’d been so excited to see their seniors protecting “Hype Boy” that Hanni shared a video of SEVENTEEN singing it on their BE THE SUN world tour in NewJeans’ group chat.
VERNON DANCING TO HYPE BOY — NEW JEANS 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 #버논 #BETHESUNinSG pic.twitter.com/7sE99MQEX0
— gentlemanshushu ♡̷̷̷･͛ (@gtlmss) October 13, 2022
Despite all of the love and a focus NewJeans has acquired, the ladies have remained humble and appreciative of their seniors and followers.