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MAMAMOO’s Hwasa Talks About How She Overcomes Anxiety

In a recent interview and pictorial for Cosmopolitan Korea magazine, MAMAMOO’s Hwasa opened up about occasionally experiencing feelings of anxiety.

The singer, who will be gracing the cover of the magazine’s August issue, shared that she was excited for her photo shoot. She explained, “When I pose for a pictorial, I’m able to have more fun and enjoy the experience more than I do when I’m posing for an album cover or filming a music video. So I’m extremely excited.”

Hwasa went on to reveal that even though she was happy with her life and career, she sometimes dealt with inexplicable anxiety. “Although I’ve achieved my dream from childhood, there are times when I struggle with a shapeless anxiety,” she shared.

When I experience those kinds of feelings,” she continued, “I write lyrics or conceive a performance in my head. I get extremely excited and happy when I dream up performances and ask myself, ‘What kind of concept would work well for singing this song?'


MAMAMOO’s Hwasa Talks About Upcoming Solo Music, Dating Style, And More

MAMAMOO’s Hwasa filled the airwaves with fun stories on SBS PowerFM’s “Cultwo Show.”

On the July 9 broadcast, the girl group member appeared as a special DJ.

DJ Kim Tae Kyun began, “I saw Hwasa a lot through MBC’s ‘I Live Alone.’ You eat tripe really well and are carefree.” Hwasa replied, “In real life, my personality is more quiet than carefree. My voice is usually quiet so I worried a lot. I’ll work hard to host the radio with a loud voice today.”

In February, Hwasa released her first song as a solo artist. Speaking about future solo promotions, she revealed, “I’m currently working hard to prepare a solo track after ‘Twit.'”

She also got candid about her romantic relationships. “I pour out expressions when dating,” said Hwasa. “That’s how much I express myself. I don’t know how to play hard to get.”

The MAMAMOO member also said, “Because I look exotic, many people mistake me for a foreigner. When I go overseas, people ask me for directions but I don’t know how to speak any English.”

Hwa Sa share her experience about being called ugly and fat + more about how she became part of mamamoo

source: soompi 1, 2, naver, cosmopolitankorea@insta 1, 2, newsen, cosmopolitan, MINTBOX, hun-soo, gingerfany
oncloud999 18th-Jul-2019 10:19 am (UTC)
i love her confidence. she definitely doesn't fit the mould of the conventional kpop idol but she's beautiful and i love it when she struts her stuff.
goshipgurl 18th-Jul-2019 12:47 pm (UTC)
She looks good but I hate her nails

Sucks that mamamoo are so problematic, otherwise I'd stan
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 01:05 pm (UTC)
They're less problematic than omona fave boy group and just as much as BP...
I don't get why people still bring that excuse, it's so tired at this point
belintuchiha 18th-Jul-2019 01:15 pm (UTC)
that's why u gotta listen to none of them! like me! lol
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 01:16 pm (UTC)
XD I've dropped every boy group like two years ago
Best decision ever
belintuchiha 18th-Jul-2019 01:18 pm (UTC)
I think I only really listen to like two or three kpop groups consistently compared to like ten years ago lol
I know people love saying the music is better nowadays but IS IT THO. -insert thor gif-
More of the same keeps pouring out, I'm just done. The fact they are mostly problematic is also another thing but the music is just BAD.
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 01:20 pm (UTC)
I check release from afar I'd say
But I'm mostly into soloist and indie these days
Sunmi, Hyolyn, Katie, Oohyo... and dreamcatcher XD

I do enjoy nature of late
belintuchiha 18th-Jul-2019 01:29 pm (UTC)
The only artists I listen to consistently are BEG and Dreamcatcher. That already includes BEG’s solo stuff. The only boy group I’m occasionally checking for is MX. But I’m mostly into OSTS lately but none from Korea lol
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 01:34 pm (UTC)
The indie scene is where it's at for me
They really do produce lots of good stuff

I'll always be there for some GaIn though, she can have me anytime
daceymormont 18th-Jul-2019 01:28 pm (UTC)
nah mamamoo did blackface once and then painted themselves darker again to mock homeless people which also had colorist implications. they had a good english apology to appease their international fans but were very vague in to their korean fans because they only cared about upsetting the foreign fans. like stan them all you want idc but don't gloss over that. ia that people don't hold boy groups to the same standards but mamamoo aren't your regular problematic group lol
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 01:33 pm (UTC)
They apologize personally on during multiple concert

I don't mind people counting them accountable
But when those same people say "don't blame BP blame YG for doing mocking native american/wearing bindi/blaccent/..." (like OP did in several post) that's where you lost me
In that case don't blame mamamoo blame RBW - the double standard is ridiculous

The T-ara who asked to do brown face and to be called curry unni still has many fans here no one says a thing
2NE1 and CL who are multiple offenders don't get trash for none of it

I drop buying their stuff years ago and don't send money their way
But the people who are the most vocal about hating them hated them and trashed them before anything happened, do not care about the blackface and only use it as an excuse

Edited at 2019-07-18 01:36 pm (UTC)
daceymormont 18th-Jul-2019 01:49 pm (UTC)
is there a video of them apologizing? not saying it didn't happen but i know fans, especially fan translators love to lie about this stuff. one famous mmm translator on twitter admitted that she'd always omit the racist things mmm said to protect their image.

kpop fans always pick and choose which groups they hold accountable and what they find offensive tbf. i was a big mamamoo fan up until the blackface incident and then i just couldn't do it anymore, especially with how insincere their written korean statement was. i feel like many people on omona liked them prior to this tho, but you're right people do use mmm to feel morally superior when they turn a blind eye to other groups esp on twitter. just shows that many fans don't actually care about the racism.
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 01:56 pm (UTC)
There were fancams (at the time I was co-modding a mamamoo tumblr and people kept sending us the videos but that's when we decide to go on hiatus because the situation didn't sit well with the several of us)
I don't know if they're still up because it has been 2 (3?) years but I guess some fans still have it around
I've been pretty out of the fandom for a long while so I couldn't give you rec (sorry)
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 02:06 pm (UTC)
One issue I have is that when issue are adressed or clear out people don't care
When kard was accused of racism the post was huge, people were being attacked personally... but when it was cleared out: cricket sound

Apparently that story about irene being homophobic was fake ? But did u see it on omona?

A few people do care,but most use it as an excuse

I use to buy tones of album now I only financially support a few artist and distance myself from most fandoms and it feels better tbh
benihime99 18th-Jul-2019 01:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the typos
ostsiberia 18th-Jul-2019 09:46 pm (UTC)
This brings up an interesting point. Whenever I see Korean celebs apologize, it doesn't seem that they reflect on their actions, and instead it's more of an attitude 'who told the foreigners? How does this make us look overseas??'
tiffturn01 18th-Jul-2019 01:19 pm (UTC)
She looks amazing. Her skin looks really good in that picture with the radio. I'm ready for her solo because she is such a good performer.

Edited at 2019-07-18 01:20 pm (UTC)
evilcoc0nut 18th-Jul-2019 02:36 pm (UTC)
She's gorgeous and I love her attitude.
aleksu7 18th-Jul-2019 04:34 pm (UTC)
I would let her fingered me even with those nails
lyzame 18th-Jul-2019 04:40 pm (UTC)
she's gorgeous
lydzi 18th-Jul-2019 04:41 pm (UTC)
She is HOT. Those tights are a thing of perfect beauty tbh.
daynr 18th-Jul-2019 05:48 pm (UTC)
I like the attitude she often projects, but ...'exotic'?
ostsiberia 18th-Jul-2019 09:43 pm (UTC)

By abroad if she means US or CA yeah she's not going to stick out as an Asian and there's no way to tell if she's foreign or not
vintage_boom 18th-Jul-2019 06:14 pm (UTC)
It's super disappointing that cosmo does these video covers but then photoshops the fuck out of the still version perpetuating the perfect body bullshit. like we can see her abs aren't that defined even with the pose (she looks great regardless). just...smh cosmo will cosmo.
aeries_amethyst 19th-Jul-2019 11:46 pm (UTC)
i was legit like, where did those abs even come from? O_O because they certainly weren't that defined in the shoot. this photoshop business is so contradictory with promoting body positivity OTL

sodapab 18th-Jul-2019 08:15 pm (UTC)
she looks amazing here
aeries_amethyst 19th-Jul-2019 11:54 pm (UTC)
I'm absolutely loving this shoot and I also love the fact that she's confident about her body and trying to promote body positivity because we really need more idols who try to encourage people to embrace their body types and not try to box themselves into the rigid beauty ideals.

Hyosung from Secret has been my body goals for so long but over time she's gotten skinnier. It's tough to find any kind of idol that actually has a healthy body type and is more on the thicker side. Some of the women that I see being praised for having hot bodies are barely that much bigger, if at all. It shows that we're still praising women for looking frail and thin when they aren't even that way naturally and instead of helping them accept themselves and live a healthy lifestyle, all people want to know in interviews is what diet they're on and how dedicated they are to losing weight. Because god forbid a woman not being a size 0 or being naturally slender.
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