SHINee Shares How They Really Feel About Minho’s Legendary Rap Lyrics
When SHINee appeared as guests on the May 30 episode of “Radio Star,” they had the chance to share their thoughts on a famous part of their history!
During the show, Minho talked about his competitive personality and desire to win. Onew added, “His personality is the type where he has to keep doing it until he gets it.” Minho explained, “If you tease me, I keep trying until I can do it. I can’t help it because it’s my personality.”
The MCs then held up photos from a video of Minho performing the rap to “The SHINee World (Doo Bop).” His part is well-known amongst fans for the funny way it introduces each member. While the lyrics are full of puns, they could be translated as “Bling bling is Jonghyun, our powerful item is Taemin, tofu on leader is Onew, SHINee’s almighty key is Key, fiery charisma Minho.”
MC Cha Tae Hyun said, “It said it was the ‘Forbidden Clip of SHINee’s Minho.’” Key explained, “Those are the lyrics that were actually written by [SM Entertainment] director Yoo Young Jin.”
MC Kim Gura asked, “Do you resent Yoo Young Jin?” and Key answered honestly, “We did resent him for about two years.”
He made everyone burst into laughter when he said, “Look at that. For example, imagine if the lyrics were ‘I’m Kim Gura whose chin sticks out.’”
Key continued, “The song will last forever, so we thought it was embarrassing. At the time, we asked each other, ‘What do you think?’ but we weren’t at a place where we could voice our opinions or anything.”
The MCs went over the lines for each member and said the lines weren’t too bad except for “tofu on leader Onew.” They then used their knowledge of Minho’s competitiveness to try to get him to perform the rap.
Minho took the bait and said that he’ll perform the rap for the first time in 10 years. Onew clapped the beat and helped him out by adding “Dibidibidip” between the lines while Key and Taemin covered their eyes out of embarrassment.
“Radio Star” airs on Wednesdays at 11:10 p.m. KST.