On July 2, JR appeared on NU'EST's 'V-Live' channel to converse and engage with his fans after wrapping up the 'Produce 101 Season 2 Final Concert'. With the rise of their popularity since the end of the show, the group's past songs have been doing extremely well on the chart and merchandises for NU'EST sold out in numerous locations.
He said, "I really want to take this time to thank all the fans for all the love and support. Thank you to all who supported me and the group. My hair is really weird right now because of the concert but I hope you enjoy the rest of the video/stream." During the stream, the responses were overwhelming - thousands of hearts were sent and his name even appeared on 'most searched' section at the time.
He continued, "I went back to my hometown and my parents gave me a lot of delicious food. We're also preparing for a new album - we've been writing lyrics as well." He also joked, "I've been practicing how to take selfies but I realized I can't suddenly good at taking selfies just because I practice it." JR also revealed several interesting facts about himself such as how he can't tomatoes, black being his favorite color, and a movie he enjoyed is 'Resident Evil'.
JR revealed that he was the first male trainee under Pledis Entertainment, "JR stands for Junior Royal to mean small royalty and my current roommate is Min Ki." He also talked about being a leader in performances that received positive feedbacks, "I don't know but at one point the stickers were just on me. I just wanted to do my best in my role. I think I was nervous during all my performances."
JR wrapped up by thanking the viewers and promised to visit 'V-Live' more often but before he left, he expressed his reason for why he cried when Minhyun was chosen in the top 11 to make the group Wanna One, "We all worked extremely hard and the fact that he was chosen from an amazing group of guys, I was sincerely happy for him. It felt like everyone acknowledged his talent."