Did you know that BoA (보아) and G-Dragon (지드래곤) were rumoured to be an item in the past? The rumour itself sounds fake, but in fact, it’s actually not!
Apparently, the BIGBANG member was embroiled in dating rumours with the legendary songstress back in 2002, when he still hadn’t made his debut with the K-pop boy group. GD was only 14 years old at that time, while BoA was 16 years old.
The matter was brought to light by a netizen on an online community platform Nate Pann. They uploaded a screenshot of an article covering about the two Hallyu stars’ rumoured romance. According to the report, both GD and BoA had a lot of things in common. Among the several similarities include beginning their K-pop training period at a young age, through which they began developing feelings for each other.
During that particular period, BoA was taking over the K-pop scene with her hit songs namely “No. 1” and “Valenti”, while GD (real name Kwon Ji Yong) was brought in as a new (and youngest ever) member of the hip-hop group YG Family. The report stated, “BoA and G-Dragon, respectively the youngest ever female and male musicians in the scene, have recently garnered attention for supporting each other as fans and also acquaintances.”
They then claimed, “G-Dragon, who was a fan of BoA, visited the singer in her waiting room and gifted her items such as a YG Family towel, and also the whistle he used while performing the song ‘Hip-Hop Gentlemen’. BoA also gave her signed CD to him, and said that she was a fan of YG Family. Afterward, the two musicians exchanged their phone numbers and grew close as they opened up to each other about their daily lives and struggles.”
Despite his young age at that time, GD immediately took matters into his own hands soon regarding the dating speculations. Soon after the reports about his relationship with the “Atlantis Princess” singer made the headlines, he posted a long message on his fan café. He commented, “Sawry (Sorry) everyone!!! Wow! The cafe has been bustling… because… of some events.”
“I will tell you the truth! I know everyone has been buzzing about the news article of me and sis BoA in a relationship. Seeing all your comments, part of me feels disappointed, while another part of me feels thankful! Let me be honest, we are not dating!” the “Still Life” hit-maker said in response to the rumours.
He went on and explained, “So rest assured! And to BoA noona’s fans too, don’t worry! But in truth, I’ve been a big fan of her for a long time. Most people who are close to me would know that, because I talk about it all the time! But I’m nothing more, nothing less than a fan…”
Fast forward to 20 years later, netizens who read the Nate Pann post couldn’t believe that the rumour did actually happened. They left several comments such as:
- “G-Dragon actually sounds like a middle schooler LOL.”
- “It’s so crazy (to think that) these two kids grew up to become legends in the K-Pop scene.
- “Imagine how awkward it must have been for those two at the time, they were just getting along well as friends but then suddenly they’re in a dating scandal.”
- “It’s cute and embarrassing at the same time. Hahaha.”
- “These days idols would never be able to openly talk about a dating scandal. LOL, G-Dragon sounds pretty much like a kid here.”
Would BoA and G-Dragon have made an awesome couple?