On a recent episode of MBC‘s Radio Star, Jessi revealed the back story of how superstar, Lee Hyori ended up making an appearance in her music video.

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Jessi is coming out with a new song called “NUNU NANA”, and when she shared behind-the-scenes photos with the veteran idol, Lee Hyori, the internet went nuts.

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And Jessi finally revealed how it all unfolded.


Jessi explained that three days before the filming of the music video, she thought she needed something a little more, which led her to take action.

I thought the music video needed a ‘tough noona,’ so I sent Lee Hyori Unnie a DM.

– Jessi


And despite her busy schedule, Lee Hyori generously agreed.

I felt bad for contacting her out of the blue, but she kindly accepted. Her apperance itself is light. Unnie’s existence is purely perfection.

– Jessi


Jessi then revealed her fangirl side and continued to rave about Lee Hyori.

Oh my god, Lee Hyori Unnie though. You know what I mean, right? Unnie is no ordinary unnie. She’s loyal.

– Jessi


On MBC’s Hang Out With Yoo, Lee Hyori expressed her wishes to form a “tough unnie” girl group with Uhm Jung Hwa, Jessi, and Hwasa.

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And regarding that idea, Jessi expressed her interest.

If that really happens, wow.

– Jessi

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Who’s down for a “tough unnie” collab?