Rivalry between H.O.T vs Sechskies [Happy Together/2020.02.13]On February 14, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
H.O.T and SECHSKIES were rivals at that time. I hear that you even fought for – the better waiting room. / – Really? We never viewed each other as rivals in that sense, but our staff wanted to acquire a better waiting room for us. That would happen. Our manager would come by and say he acquired the larger… – Waiting room? / – Yes, and in a triumphant way. – He’d tell you that? / – Yes. Our stylists would also say victoriously – that we had cooler outfits. / – I see. The staff claimed victory? Yes, more than us. – They prepared a lot. / – They’d egg us on, actually. NRG, you guys were active around the same time too. How big was your waiting room? In our case, it differed from time to time. H.O.T and SECHSKIES would fight over – the biggest rooms. / – Only they could use them? If those two groups were performing that day, we’d be given a smaller room or be made to share. – That’s how it was? / – Yes. My teammates and I were men of pride, so we’d stay in the van instead. (We’d rather stay in the van.) – And not in a room? / – You wouldn’t use a room. We stayed in our van instead. Let’s say we were at a smaller network though. Those channels… – Aren’t they cable networks? / – That’s right. H.O.T and SECHSKIES never made an appearance there. So at that broadcasting station, we’d take the master suite. – The biggest room? / – Yes. What about when TAESAJA was around? TAESAJA? Honestly, I’d be going off subject if I were to talk about them. – No, it’s within the scope. / – Really? – Of course. / – Go ahead. – Well, back then… / – We can expand the scope to NRG and TAESAJA. – It’s possible. / – You two were rivals too. According to the data, we had similar success, but you can’t call them our rivals. They were nearly as popular as you. TAESAJA could be seen as having similar success. I guess you can say that but… But NRG didn’t even consider them? We didn’t see them as our rivals. – Right. / – In fact… Then who was NRG’s rival? We thought it was H.O.T. – What about SECHSKIES? / – And SECHSKIES? They were pushed aside. Can you be clear with your words? What exactly are you saying? Please be clearer with your words. I can’t since it wasn’t proven to be real. No matter what the members of H.O.T think, NRG considered H.O.T as its rival. It’s mainly because we first debuted as a group called Hamo Hamo. (He debuted as a member) (Hamo Hamo with Lee Sungjin.) And when we debuted, so did H.O.T with “Warrior’s Descendant”. (H.O.T exploded onto the scene.) We had to quit the band against our will because of them. Sungjin and I decided to try again but as a bigger team this time, so we gathered other teammates. Being immature back then, we got together just so that we could take H.O.T down. (His expression tells you that he was determined.) Everyone wanted to say No Yoomin’s line at the karaoke. – The line from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. / – Yoomin. If bringing down H.O.T was your goal, then you would’ve gotten along well with Jaejin. He should’ve been on your team. Here’s something interesting. The leaders didn’t want to lose to each other and because of that, Jiwon only answered Heejoon in the shortest way possible. Were you once like that? Honestly, it’s something that I didn’t realize that I did, but Heejoon has been mentioning it ever since. What was it? This one time, both our groups appeared on the same show, and Heejoon and I were seated together that day. That’s right. I wasn’t able to say anything even though he was next to me. In the music industry, they are our seniors. I was looking straight ahead for most of the time when Heejoon asked if it was hard to be the leader. – Was the camera on you? / – No. – It was a personal question. / – And? I said, “Yes.” Nice. (He’s clapping like a seal.) Heejoon could’ve found it abrasive. For the first time, Jaejin applauded you. – Why though? / – I haven’t heard of this before, but that was so cool of him. – You think it was cool? / – Because he wanted to beat H.O.T. He loves the fact that Jiwon didn’t talk to Heejoon. I feel victorious in some way. Saying just “Yes” is a victory? Did your agency tell you not to talk to H.O.T? – I doubt it. / – It wasn’t like that, but SECHSKIES was brought together – to bring H.O.T down. / – That’s right. – Our boss… / – Yes, at the agency. So how do I put this… You each had a member to take on. – A target? / – Exactly. I guess you could call it that. In other words, we considered them as role models too. – Because of my role… / – So Heejoon. We’re both leaders, and we rap and sing too. I probably had my eye on him for a long time. – Suwon, what about you? / – I… – Who… / – I was like a substitute. – A substitute? / – They only had five members and we had one more. – So like a sixth man. / – I’d come forward – when one needed backup. / – Due to his image, – he’s a lot like Tony. / – That’s right. I never thought that way, but Tony told me how he considered me as his rival. – He once said so. / – Really? Tony is a bad actor too. – Sorry? / – He’s a terrible actor. Yes, we know. And that makes you his rival? According to Jiwon, one of you took the rivalry too far. Woohyuk was the main dancer in H.O.T. Let’s say that we chose Jaejin to take on Woohyuk as our dancer. They only have five members which means we have one extra. That would be Jaeduck. We wanted to crush him 2 to 1. With Jaejin and Jaeduck? – Yes, 2 to 1. / – That could work. However, one would take it too far. He couldn’t play it cool. Who exactly? – Jaeduck. / – Him. – What would he do? / – As you know, special effects are used when singers perform on stage. – Right. / – Of course. You could die if you got caught in one. – But he’d just walk out. / – Regardless? He stepped to the edge of the stage and flames came up right at that time. – Oh, dear. / – How dangerous. He got caught on fire once. Really? All because he wanted to beat Woohyuk? (Woohyuk, you’re going down.) If the flames kept blazing, he would’ve been completely roasted. Do you know the type that shoots flames just once? – Like this. / – So he was roasted once. When he came back to us, he smelled like chicken manure. Really? – So this… / – The foul smell of chicken. Think of burned hair. You know how protein smells when burned. Hold on. – Shouldn’t you… / – His hair has burned too. You should’ve asked if he was all right first. It happened so fast that we didn’t know. He told us later on. Why did you do that? – Well… / – You could’ve been injured. My hair was burned, and so were some of my eyelashes. My clothes were burned and also my skin. I suffered second-degree burns. – Goodness. / – It could’ve been worse then. It all happened because he was too eager. Woohyuk never did moves that could injure him. Actually, from what I recall, he also wanted to show off. Woohyuk once… – After a baby freeze… / – Yes, he added something. He tried to do a flip. – He couldn’t land it. / – He got stuck like so. – He wasn’t able to get up. / – He failed the move. (Jaeduck threw himself on the dance floor.) (Woohyuk started off with subtle moves.) (He urgently added a flip but…) (Thud!) – He failed the move. / – He was stuck. Heejoon had to help him back up. But that… So who won the crazy dance-off? In my opinion, I believe we won. – Our individual talents… / – I’d rather not talk about this anymore. The members of H.O.T never talk about us like this. – They don’t even care? / – It’s just pathetic. – We’re the only ones who talk about this. / – Right. Woohyuk might not even remember that. People never ask the members of H.O.T this. – Just us. / – Yes, just us. It’s probably because you’re more active as a group. – Right. / – Even now, they rarely mention us. They didn’t even consider us rivals. They don’t appear on talk shows. Now that you mention it… Are we that easy to you? I’ll tell Heejoon to mention it on his radio show. – I’m sure they talk about you too. / – Right. I’m proud of our leader. So Myunghoon, objectively speaking… Myunghoon seems to pop up from time to time. – It’s better this way. / – Right. You believe that SECHSKIES was too conscious of H.O.T. Is that what you thought of them? Well, it’s only my opinion, – but it shows. / – I see. Just think about the backdown dance move. My gosh, that move. That move completely shocked me. That move was made just to beat H.O.T. The move involves you dropping straight down. It’s a very dangerous move. In my opinion, it was random. You couldn’t be more wrong about that. – You’re so wrong. / – Really? They came up with that move when they were a part of a dance team called Quicksilver before H.O.T even debuted. I didn’t know because I only saw it on TV. You were criticized seconds after saying that. I didn’t know about the dance team… You must feel incredibly lonely today. – Busan… / – Can’t you bring No Yoomin over? He’s all alone today. I’m better off without Yoomin. – Did you hear that? / – Exactly. He says he’s better off without Yoomin. As someone who is a good dancer himself and loves the art, – you thought it was too much. / – Exactly. Haven’t you tried it before? – It’s too dangerous. / – You haven’t? It sheds years off your lifespan. – Is it that dangerous? / – If you make a mistake, – you could hurt yourself. / – He looks serious. There’s a way to do that move. It’s like breaking your fall in martial arts. You can’t drop in a straight line. You must draw a curve like so. – So that’s how it’s done. / – I see. My friend dropped straight down and… – It’ll be like falling from high ground. / – Right.