Just like us mere mortals, our faves have their own faves. But it doesn’t make it less surprising when worlds collide, especially when crumbs of interactions pop up. A recent case in point? Stray Kids’ Bang Chan jamming to a track by young Filipino rapper Alex Bruce.
Thanks to a recommendation from Filipino Stay Aly Alindayu during a video call, the K-pop group’s leader was caught listening to the 15-year-old rapper’s track “Yakap” in a recent V Live stream of “Chan’s Room.”
“It was my first time listening to this song,” says Bang Chan in Korean, as translated by V Live. He listens to the track in the replay’s 47:14 mark. “[…] But, the song is so great. This music is a genre that I like.”
“TEARING UP RN,” Alex tweeted in response to her “Chan’s Room” cameo. “I LOVE U AGAD.”
TEARING UP RN😫😫😫 https://t.co/x3OjV9kHy7
— Alex Bruce (@AlexThurstenB) May 14, 2022
However, this isn’t the first time a foreign artist has gotten close to P-pop territory. Back in 2020, Paramore’s Hayley Williams also gave SB19’s Pablo the recognition he deserves. To that, we say, keep ’em coming.
Screenshots from Bang Chan’s V Live and Alex Bruce’s “Yakap” MV