In a recent live stream, Stray Kids‘s Bang Chan jammed to several of K-Pop’s recent big hits, showing support for the artists and warm appreciation for their music. One unexpected tidbit he revealed is that he’s close with (G)I-DLE‘s Minnie, but was unfortunately unable to do the “TOMBOY” challenge when she asked him to.
Bang Chan had a great time listening to the song, even proving that he knows the basic choreography and the lyrics.
But fans were particularly excited to find out that he’s close friends with Minnie herself. So much so, that she’d asked him to do the “TOMBOY” challenge with her.
ohhhh chan and minnie are close !!!!
— 화영 (@yslcheol) April 6, 2022
CHAN IS CLOSE WITH GIDLE MINNIE AND SHE ASKED HIM TO DO THE TOMBOY CHALLENGE WITH HER 😭
— 0325 LOVESTRAYKIDS ☻ (@backsdoor) April 6, 2022
After listening to the song, fans left comments asking Bang Chan if he could do the challenge. He explained that, even though he wanted to do it when Minnie herself asked him to, it had not been possible at the time. In the past, netizens have called out JYP Entertainment for allegedly not allowing Stray Kids to do GOT7 BamBam‘s dance challenge, but it seems like in this case it was most likely due to scheduling issues.
Yeah, I mean, I’m actually really close to Minnie. She asked me and I was like, “Oh, I’ll see if I can.” But then, I guess things just didn’t work out so I couldn’t do it. But, yeah. I mean, I always show support, and then they always show support to us too, so yeah.
— Bang Chan
While it’s disappointing that we won’t be able to see Bang Chan participate in the “TOMBOY” challenge, fans will at least always be able to see him wholesomely supporting (G)I-DLE and many other deserving artists! In fact, though he can’t make any promises, Bang Chan said that he’ll try to learn the “TOMBOY” choreography from Minnie one day.
I mean, if I ever get the chance I’ll learn it from her. I’ll learn it properly.
— Bang Chan
In the meantime, you can watch him jamming happily to “TOMBOY” on the link below!
oooo minnie asked chan to do the tomboy challenge but chan said he'll ask if he can but things didn't work out so… but here's chan dancing to tomboy pic.twitter.com/B9Rd5Ea5Mf
— 비니 (@spearhyunnie) April 6, 2022