Along with his very blue pictorial, T.O.P took on an interview with the magazine where he revealed, "All the women in my family are engaged in some form of art. Most of them are painters, so I grew up surrounded by pictures and paintings. I had some training when I was young as well, but I was better suited at appreciating art than drawing... I was the rebel in the house, defying the expectations of my family who wanted me to follow in their footsteps. It wasn't easy for them to accept my dream of becoming a musician, I understand that."
T.O.P also spoke up about his rebel days in middle and high school, stating, "When I was in middle and high school, I wasn't good at being in a group. So I skipped school a lot, and it was frustrating because it wasn't like I was protesting against anything. I just had trouble dealing with a system that forced me to sit with others and learn what I wasn't interested in."
For the rest of the available online interview, you can go here, but the May issue of 'Men's Folio' has T.O.P's complete interview.