Singer Hwasa revealed a story of her mental struggle due to controversy over her explicit performance.
On the 4th, a video titled “Meeting with Sung Si Kyung. Hwasa’s First Guest Declaration!” was posted on Sung Si Kyung’s YouTube channel.
On this day, Hwasa introduced her upcoming digital single ‘I Love My Body,’ which will be released on the 6th, and said, “There is a reason why I chose this song. I caused a lot of noise with the controversy over my explicit performance, didn’t I?”
Earlier, Hwasa appeared on the tvN variety show ‘Dance Singer Traveler’ in June and caused controversy over the selection of a ’19+’ performance during a university festival, leading to heated debates online.
Hwasa said, “When I went on Mamamoo’s tour in the US, I received a lot of mobile messages (KakaoTalk). I thought, ‘What happened?’ and checked KakaoTalk with a praying heart. The controversy arose over my performance on stage, and I thought, ‘Oh, I see,’ but the level of malicious comments was too high.”
Continuing, she said, “I’m not the type of person who is affected by malicious comments, but this time, it was a bit overwhelming. Since the New York performance was my first, I had to hold onto my mental state. I thought, ‘Let’s do it the way I always have,’ and even though I was concerned, I tried to keep that mindset.”
Hwasa said, “I performed as if nothing happened. But as soon as the performance ended, tears burst out. When I arrived at the hotel and took the elevator up while saying to the members, ‘We all worked hard,’ I burst into tears the most I had in the whole year.”
She added, “I was wearing a hat at the time, and tears were streaming down like a waterfall. I shared a room with Wheein, and I said, ‘I’ll step out for a moment to get some fresh air.’ I was really crying, and we ended up filming a whole movie. There was a parking lot, and no one was there, so I ran there. I lay down and cried, and one by one, cars stopped and people asked, ‘Can we help?'”
Hearing this, Sung Si Kyung joked, “Maybe it’s because you were crying so gorgeously. I thought you were a woman with a story,” and Hwasa replied, “I really felt better after crying. My mind cleared up.”