In light of her long-awaited solo debut with "Spit It Out" earlier this week, MAMAMOO's leader Solar took part in a personal, in-depth interview with 'News1' for the media outlet's leader interview series. Check out what Solar had to say as she reflected back on becoming the leader of MAMAMOO, below.
Q: How did you become the leader of the group?
A: "I think it was naturally because I was oldest (laughter). I was worried at first. It was my first time being a leader so I didn't know how it worked. I really went through some ups and downs in the beginning."
Q: Was the title of 'leader' burdensome?
A: "It wasn't just because I was the leader, it was also because I was the unnie that I felt pressured. At home, I'm the youngest, so I was never an 'unnie' to anyone, and then I ended up becoming the 'unnie' of MAMAMOO. It was really hard and frustrating at first. Especially when I had to make a decision for everyone. There were times when I wished there was an 'unnie' above me, but that was impossible... Now that we've been together for a long time, it's more fun and we're more like really good friends."
Q: How do you resolve disputes in the group?
A: "Of course when people who lived in separate environments come to live together, there will be disputes. In the beginning we fought a lot and got angry, but over time we've come to know one another's personalities so well that we can understand one another, just by looking at the other's expressions. Time naturally resolved the issues for us."