In the latest Going SEVENTEEN episode, SEVENTEEN‘s Seungkwan brought up an old fight where he didn’t talk to Mingyu for two months. In the video itself, the only detail on the fight that Seungkwan revealed was that it had something to do with his birthday, leaving fans wondering what the full behind story was.
Seungkwan and Mingyu are known for having a love-hate relationship: they tease each other just as much as they care for one another.
SEUNGKWAN’S FACE WHEN HE REALIZED IT WAS MINGYU WHO SCARED HIM JHDFHKEFKJEF HOW CAN U NOT LOVE BOOGYU? pic.twitter.com/6HVWHZCWmk
— 🐰 (@shuailormoon) September 30, 2019
Mingyu’s also the only member that can hold Seungkwan back when Seungkwan gets angry (well, Mingyu’s the one holding everyone back in SEVENTEEN when they get mad, but he and Seungkwan have some iconic moments).
And so, true to their chaotic relationship, it’s no surprise that a few fights have broken out between them over their many years of friendship, and they aren’t afraid to air out their laundry.
During an online fansign, a CARAT brought up the 2-month fight and asked Seungkwan the story behind it. The fight took place during their pre-debut days, so it was a time when the members weren’t as close as they are now, and it was also when Seungkwan was probably still trying to get used to being so far from his home in Jeju. Due to these reasons the fight turned out to be more of a last-straw-on-the-camel’s-back moment than an actual disagreement.
Behind story why Boogyu didn't talk for 2 months!
🍊: during my bday mingyu hyung came up to me flicking my forehead saying "seungkwan did u get ur birthday hits", he was just joking but i was upset cuz NO ONE wished him,not even my hometown friends!-pic.twitter.com/QnXX5GUdFW
— mi 원우지 (@miwon17_) June 11, 2022
While Seungkwan now dismisses the fight as being over something small, it’s easy to understand why his heart must have hurt during that time. We can also see that Mingyu meant no harm (because who doesn’t birthday punch their friends), but receiving your first birthday wish in such a teasing manner after a whole day of waiting can’t be very pleasant.
Thankfully, everything’s been resolved, and the two are as close as they can be. And while teasing has now become a staple of Seungkwan and Mingyu’s relationship, they also take care of each other like true brothers.
seungkwan was trying to fix his hair 'til he eventually called mingyu for help hehe ;;🐻🐶 pic.twitter.com/nScw8NGEUG
— 뀨🌸 (@kidmingyu) October 25, 2020
mingyu 🥺 instinctively 🥺 stopping 🥺 to 🥺 grab 🥺 seungkwan’s 🥺 hand 🥺 before 🥺 running pic.twitter.com/CVoxcTL452
— bia (@odetosoonhao) August 3, 2020
Mingyu even made up for the birthday flicks by making homemade seaweed soup (a traditional South Korean birthday meal) for Seungkwan on his birthday.
Truly the sweetest and funniest love-hate relationship to ever exist. You can read about how the conversation even came up in the first place here: