JR (Jonghyun) for 5 years has taken all burdens from the 5 Nu’est members onto his own shoulders. He was only 16 then in 2012, the youngest leader ever to debut. Imagine being a kid with all that responsibility. Yet he wants them to succeed even more than himself.
About 3 years ago at a Japan concert, he read out a letter to the members, and broke down crying saying he has failed as Nu’est leader.
Unfortunately, he still thinks he has failed, so for Minhyun (who has always tried to make JR see he is the best leader) to say he believes in Jonghyun in front of everyone means SO MUCH.
I cannot explain in words how emotional this made me. I pray Nu’est rise after Produce101.
When you start getting into k-pop more, you also start seeing it everywhere more often. You’ll notice small things like someone having an idol as their icon, even if they’re not talking about k-pop. It makes you wonder how you didn’t notice it before and what you were even doing before you got into k-pop.
after pd101 is finished i want nu’est to get an instant and enduring all-kill with their comeback album—and the album after that, and after that, and so on forever. i want these boys to be emotional when they get their 1st place trophies, remembering all the thorns it took to reach their roses. i want these kids to get endorsement deals and shoot embarrassing chicken CFs and have hallways full of doors burst open for them.
i want minhyun to sing osts and feature in a bunch of songs and go out on king of masked singer, have his voice praised
and i want minki to be a new force in variety shows and have endearing sns interactions with jo kwon and also halfway across the globe i want lady gaga to see his fanboy videos and blush
and i want dongho to be a guest idol on law of the jungle so we can get scenes depicting him as a tiger like he’s king of the wild just before it cuts to him cringing away from smaller-than-life insects that catch him off guard
and jonghyun. fuck i want so much for this kid. i want him to be able to breathe easy like that old weight is finally off his chest. i want him to feel like he exceeded in everything he promised as a leader. i want pledis to treat him with all the respect and seniority and loyalty he deserves because he’s been with them since the beginning when they didn’t even have enough money to feed him decent meals so how dare they use sales numbers now as a justification to threaten his dreams to an end. whether with nu’est as a whole or by himself via at least a solo digital single i want jonghyun to release more hip hop/rap material and through that experience, if he’s willing to, i want him to revisit that dark, gritty, painfully scarred and lonely place inside of himself that we only saw a glimpse of in his fear/겁 performance. let his lyrics be cathartic. let him get it all out and let him be overwhelmingly consoled.