Hey everyone, it's Sepi here! I'm back with another interview with one of my favourite K-Pop artists – this time, it's B.I.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with B.I (비아이) when in Paris recently. But before all that, we asked the good people of Twitter for questions, and boy did they deliver! So, let's get straight into it – here's what the fans wanted to know...
B.I: Actually, I really want to! My team are planning for it, but I'm really hoping for it myself.
Sepi: What about London? Will you come to London?
B.I: Of Course! I've actually never been there – this is my first time in Europe. I'll try my best to come, please look forward to it.
Sepi: We will!
B.I: *laughs* I had snails!
Sepi: Wow! How did you find them?
B.I: They were okay for me, they just tasted seafood-y to me! They tasted similar to this Korean dish called 소라 – (Conch). I also had croissants because I heard the croissants in Paris are really nice.
Sepi: We had croissants yesterday too!
B.I: Oh really? I also had the hot choco and it was a little different to the Korean style. It was thicker and super sweet!
Sepi: I love it! *everyone laughs* What about French words?
B.I: French words... I learnt enchanté! Also, ange (angel).
Sepi: Oh wow! That is such a specific choice, but a lovely word.
B.I: My favourite flower? Well, it changes every day! Right now it has to be tulips, but there's no reason why – they're just beautiful!
Sepi: They're super popular in the Netherlands. Do you still do flower arranging?
B.I: Not much these days, unfortunately. Basketball is a big hobby of mine at the moment.
Sepi: Oh! Do you support any specific teams?
B.I: Of course, I support the Dallas Mavericks and the Phoenix Suns! They're a good team.
B.I: Oooh, that's tough! It has to be the second one, I like writing heartbreak songs while being in love. I think that's more fitting because I think I'm better at writing heartbreak songs.
Sepi: I guess it's quite a deep subject area and there's a lot to talk about. It can be very poetic!
B.I: Yes, that's true, exactly that!
B.I: Well, it's good to hear that, so thank you! However, I'm not that good at acting, so I honestly don't think so. Maybe later on in my career!
Sepi: Do you enjoy acting though?
B.I: Mmmm, well, I don't really see the stuff I've done as acting per se. It's more about conveying my emotion simply – I think it's quite different to proper acting!
B.I: Of course! It looks like at the moment it will most likely come out during the summer, so please look forward to that. We've done something together already, so we're excited to release that.
Sepi: Could you give us a hint as to what kind of song to expect?
B.I: Well, it's a very different style for me. I haven't shown this type of song before in my solo career, but I feel confident in it. I can't wait for you to see!
Sepi: I'm a fan of your music and Big Naughty's, so I feel this is a dream collaboration!
B.I: Thank you so much! I can't wait and please look forward to it *smiles widely*.
B.I: *laughs* Expect something powerful! It's going to be more about love and resistance than my Cosmos album. It's going to be powerful!
B.I: Sadly, I've never heard it anywhere random myself! Somebody told me that "BTBT" was being played in the French metro once!
Sepi: No way! What? That's super cool. It's like they knew you were coming! *everyone laughs*
B.I: *laughs* It was so surprising for me!
Sepi: I can't believe they play music on the Paris metro. We get no music on the London Underground, which sucks.
Sepi: By the way, for this question, you kind of have to say London.
B.I: *laughs hard!* Well you know, this is my first time in Europe! I'd start in Paris because I've been adapting to the Paris lifestyle, and then I want to go to London and then probably Berlin.
Sepi: Maybe do a month in each city/country? That would be so fun.
B.I: Yeah! You know what, that's a good idea!
B.I: Well, for European musical artist it has to be The Beatles! They are one of my ultimate favourite artists.
Sepi: Great answer, and being British too, we have to absolutely agree with you there. They're definitely an act who have set the tone and left such a big mark on music history.
B.I: Oh, yes, for sure! They are really up at the top. Lots of people look up to them.
Note: Some answers have been edited for length and clarity.