During a recent “LieV” broadcast, featuring SEVENTEEN members lying around in PJs, DK revealed that Seungkwan kept him going strong, ever since he was a trainee who was so close to giving up.
DK commented, “For the first two weeks (since entering the agency as a trainee), it was hard.” He shared that he thought of quitting and leaving too, like a lot of the other trainees were doing.
It was Seungkwan, however, who drove DK to grit his teeth and pull through.
Seungkwan really helped me stick it out though.
And while Carats expected to hear about Seungkwan being a supportive brother to DK, here is how Seungkwan actually made DK stay:
Seungkwan really got on my nerves back then. Like, when I was heading back after practice, he would look at me and say, ‘Oh… you’re leaving…?’ and stuff. Yeah, he made me feel like I’m not trying enough.
DK admitted that at the time, trainee-Seungkwan never meant any harm and trainee-DK knew so too. It did, however, fuel DK to grow more diligent in a way.
Back then, that’s how I felt. I mean, it was a long time ago. But it did spark fire in my heart. I thought to myself, ‘Oh I can’t quit now. I have to stay and beat this kid.’ That was how he became my motivation. And eventually, I grew thankful for Seungkwan.
Seungkwan also explained that he never, ever intended to make DK feel uncomfortable in any way!
I have no idea why I did that to you…! But I have never in my life intended to make you feel bad for leaving practice or anything. I’m pretty sure I meant to be playful.
Fortunately for all Carats, this strange fuel-fire relationship that Seungkwan and DK had as trainees ultimately led them to success. Now, as a globally renowned K-Pop group, SEVENTEEN’s DK and Seungkwan are inseparable brothers. And they can laugh about their past on a live broadcast — for that, Carats are grateful.
Watch the full broadcast here:
[VIDEO] [Full]SEVENTEEN X LieV – 세븐틴의 눕방라이브!
— 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) October 3, 2019