It appears that SuperM (슈퍼엠) has a new leader in their midst!
During a recent Instagram Live broadcast, all 7 members – SHINee’s Taemin, EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, and NCT’s Taeyong, Mark, Ten, and Lucas – sat down to answer some fan questions.
A number of topics were brought up such as their first impressions of each other, how they reacted to the news when SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group wanted to form an Avengers-like K-pop supergroup, as well as their upcoming new music.
But one of the interesting answers that fans got was the reveal of which member would take on the leadership role in SuperM. When Taemin’s name was brought up, he immediately shut it down and suggested another member.
“No, I personally think that it’d be best if Baekhyun were the leader. It’s true that if you look at the length of our careers, mine is longer, but even in SHINee, I was the youngest. And since we (SuperM) practiced a lot together, (I noticed) that Baekhyun takes especially good care of the other members, and I rely a lot on him as well. To be honest, I personally wanted to request that Baekhyun take on the role (of leader),” Taemin said.
Baekhyun didn’t need much convincing, saying, “Ah, I wouldn’t mind being leader.” Even Kai pointed out, “Both in EXO and in SuperM, you have a lot of influence on the group atmosphere.”
Check out their interaction below:
taemin said his baekhyun hyung takes care of them really well so he thinks that baekhyun should be the leader of superm to which baekhyun replied “leader.. it’s not bad~”
— best 백현 pics (@bestofbyunbaek) September 11, 2019
taemin didn’t even let baekhyun breathe sksksks my lungs he went NO pic.twitter.com/bg0qp6FXrF
— rev (@jinkisjongg) September 11, 2019
The full broadcast was also recorded and uploaded on YouTube:
All that’s left now is SuperM’s fandom name. Any good suggestions y’all have come across?