Kwon Jiyong, or more widely distinguished by his stage name G-Dragon, has certainly been a consistent hot topic. He’s been regarded as one of the main artists who helped to make K-Pop the success that it is today, having started off his career at the ripe age of 6 and then later going on to debuting in one of the most influential groups in K-Pop history, BIGBANG.
GD is currently embarked on his second world tour, which with a recent update that announced the YG artist will be performing in two stops in the UK including Birmingham and London near the end of September. Following the release of his self-titled 2nd EP ‘Kwon Ji Yong‘ on June 8, the mini album peaked at #6 on the UK iTunes Album Chart, marking him to be the first Korean solo artist to obtain the achievement.
Tess Lochanski from i-D met up with the international star after his special performance to commemorate the opening of the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition in Seoul. The interview discussed his feelings on being described as a superstar, his approaches to performing on different stages and whether he considered himself to be a designer, having launched his own brand ‘PEACEMINUSONE in 2016 and later opened a store in London on Dover Street Market in December! You can check out the full interview in the article here!