Jessi asks to call her a “strong independent woman” rather than a “girl crush”
On October 31 broadcast of MBC “Radio Star,” Jessi appeared as a member of “girl crush” guests alongside actresses Bae Jong-Ok, Kim Jung-Nam, and singer Crush. During the talk show, Jessi talked about many things that led to being called a “girl crush” and spoke her honest mind about the label.
First, Jessi shared about the time she met Ha Jung-Woo in real life. The rapper has known for publicly confessing her obsession over the actor and she talked about what it was like to finally meet him.
According to the rapper, the two met at a promotional event for a razor brand Ha Jung-Woo was modeling. She said, “I was the only female guest that attended the event. When I asked to meet with him, he immediately agreed to take a picture with me, even throwing away the script he was reading at the moment.”
While Jessi acted like a shy little girl in front of Ha Jung-Woo, she is quite different when performing on stage. The rapper said, “I like it better when people call me ‘awesome’ than ‘pretty.’ I feel like the word ‘pretty’ is a habitual compliment. On the other hand, when people say I look ‘awesome’ while performing, that comes as more sincere to me.”
She also mentioned her 2015 track “SSENUNNI” to elaborate more on the compliments she receives. Jessi said, “I would like people to call me a strong independent woman. Of course my physical appearance kind of gives off that vibe of being ‘strong,’ but I want people to acknowledge the fact that I started from the bottom. Kind of like a ‘boss’ who managed to fight against the world by herself. I’m able to speak my mind freely and honestly, but I try to refrain myself from talking too much.”
However, she did not withhold when it came to defending her good friend HyunA on Instagram against the malicious commenters.
She said, “she’s such a close friend to me. When I saw someone talking bad about her, I couldn’t help it. Not because I was protecting HyunA, but because the comment made no sense.”
Jessi continued to explain that there are not a lot of malicious commenters on her Instagram. She said, “they are just online thugs. I’d like to have my fights in real life. When I’m stressed about something and I see malicious comments, I warm them because I will curse them back.”
But at the end, Jessi surprised everyone that one of the goals she would like to achieve before this year passes was to get pregnant. Jessi explained, “for me, I love receiving love from others. And I love babies. Of course, finding a true love is very important, but I just want to receive the love from my own babies. Even if I end up not getting married, I would still like to have my own children. I’m confident that I could raise them on my own.”
Image Source – MBC “Radio Star”
Translated by Dasol Kim