'Best leader' Jay B almost said no to leading GOT7? Idol shares that he was afraid
GOT7 and Ahgases (GOT7’s fans) truly are lucky as we got Jay B as the K-pop group’s leader. His efficient leadership plus his love for his group and fans have been evident ever since their debut in 2014. Fans were touched when it was revealed that Jay B had taken care of the legalities and studied the proceedings so that GOT7 would own all the rights when they left their K-pop label JYPE. Jay B has also transferred the rights of the sub-units JJP, JUS2 and his old stage name JB from JYPE to himself.
Along with the other GOT7 members, Jay B has also constantly assured fans that the group is together and has not disbanded which they proved by announcing their comeback for the end of May. And so fans were surprised when Jay B revealed in his podcast that he actually thought he would not have been a good leader for GOT7. Along with working on GOT7 and solo projects, hosting his own radio show, mentoring IST Entertainment’s new boy group and more, Jay B now also has his own podcast.
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Jay B joins Mindset podcast
Teaming up with the popular podcast Dive, Jay B has been working on their Mindset collection. The series has roped in the likes of Eric Nam, (G)I-DLE’s Minnie, BM of Kard, Epik High’s Tablo and more who have talked about the hardships of K-pop, personal challenges and mental health. GOT7’s Jay B is the latest to host Mindset with 10 episodes that discuss a variety of topics from his music, career, family, concerns and anxiety. In the latest episode, he discussed the weight of leading the global K-pop group GOT7.
Jay B said, “When I was young, it was hard to accept the title of leader of GOT7.” He told JYPE numerous times that he did not want to become GOT7’s leader. He shared that his real self -- Lim Jaebeom was quite timid and shy. “Since I have a job where I have to show and promote myself to the public, my personality has changed.” But back when he first debuted with GOT7, he did not talk much. He added that since he was not good with words and gave off a cold vibe coupled with his introverted personality, he was pressured to meet the expectations of a leader.
Jay B said that he felt embarrassed thinking of it now, but back when GOT7 first debuted he felt he would not be a good leader for the boy group. “It was my responsibility to coordinate between the company and the team members. I was a bit wary and quite afraid of having such big responsibilities at a young age. But thankfully, GOT7 received so much love," said the K-pop idol.
Fans were touched and shared supportive messages, “‘Even though we remained as a team, as we all went our separate ways, I felt I should act as the strong thread or the string that keeps us connected.’ JAY B, best leader.” Another added, “That assurance they continuously give to the fans, so that we will not worry.” One Ahgase tweeted, “We’re so so proud of him 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭💚💚💚💚💚 as #def #JAYB and the best leader ever.” Another shared, “@jaybnow_hr is the best leader can't change my mind.”
“Even though we remained as a team, as we all went our separate ways, I felt I should act as the strong thread or the string that keeps us connected.”— 𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐜𝐞 《GOT7》 05.23 (@cyjprint) May 13, 2022
JAY B, best leader 🥺#JAYB_Mindset #JAYB #제이비 @jaybnow_hr #GOT7 @GOT7 pic.twitter.com/FHORxBLrKn
🌴 "We haven't been as active as we used to be. But I really want to show you that GOT7 is still together and still here for you without losing a beat."— GOT7 IS COMING TO US (@favored_am) May 13, 2022
That assurance they continuously give to the fans, so that we will not worry 🥺🥺#JAYB_Mindset #GOT7HOMECOMING #GOT7 #IGOT7 pic.twitter.com/VzZKewkdP9