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B.I (Ex iKON) Profile and Facts:

B.I (비아이) is a South Korean rapper and songwriter under 131 LABEL.

Fandom Name: ID (BE IDENTITY / 아이디)
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Stage Name: B.I (비아이)
Birth Name: Kim Hanbin (김한빈)
Birthday: October 22nd, 1996
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rat
Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
Blood Type: O
MBTI Type: INFJ (his previous results was INFP)
Instagram: shxxbi131
Twitter: shxx131bi131 / bijapanofficial
SoundCloud: 131

B.I Facts:
– He debuted as the leader (now former) of the South Korean boy group iKON on September 15th, 2015 under YG Entertainment.
– B.I was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He has a parent and one younger sister (born in 2011) named Hanbyul.
– B.I was a contestant on “Show Me The Money 3”.
– He joined YG in 2011 (“Oppa Thinking” ep 9)
– He loves Mickey Mouse and Pringles snack a lot.
– B.I is really nice to animals. (Profile wrote by the members – Arirang TV)
– He is a fan of Red Velvet‘s Seulgi and TWICE‘s Dahyun.
– He really likes South American culture. (“Weekly Idol” ep 306)
– B.I hates aegyo and said he wouldn’t do it even if YG asked him to, but he did it anyways for the fans.
– He uses movies and books to get inspiration for his songs cause he didn’t experience a lot of things.
– His former members said that he likes boxing as a form of exercise. (Profile wrote by the members – Arirang TV)
– He used to go bowling or playing video games with his former members in his free time. (“Oppa Thinking” ep 9)
– B.I never had a girlfriend before so he was depending on his imagination to write songs. (As of 2018)
– He wrote/composed all their songs and composed Winner’s “Empty”, contributed in Epik High’s “Born Hater”, BLACKPINK’s “Whistle” and three of PSY’s songs: “Bomb”, “Last Scene” and “Auto Reverse”.
– B.I has appeared in Taeyang’s “Ringa Linga” MV and Epik High’s “Born Hater” MV.
– He was a part of Team B on the survival show WIN.
– Once in “Mix and Match“, where he couldn’t take it anymore, he disappeared and then was spotted on a bench at Han river, gathering his thoughts while writing lyrics. He said ”I wanted to escape. I wanted to get out of the world.”
– Yang Hyunsuk said that he is the next G-Dragon.
– He is close with the former YG rapper ONE.
– He and Jay were both members of the variety show, ‘Mari and I’.
– Chan said that B.I is the one who suggests to practice early but in the end he’s the one who sleeps in and doesn’t wake up. (iKonic TV)
– Out of Jay, Bobby and him, he learned dancing first and taught the other two. (“Oppa Thinking” ep 9)
Ju-ne said it’s good that B.I is the leader because he is the only one with leadership skills, but he shouldn’t frown so much because it makes him look scary. (“Oppa Thinking” ep 9)
– He’s also part of F’Club.
– He got three tattoos so far: one on his left chest saying “Nihilism”, one on his right hip bone saying “like father like son, like master like man, for the kingdom of heaven” and one on his shoulder blade of a paper lane being carried by balloons.
– On June 12, 2019 Dispatch reported that B.I was accused of attempting to illegally purchase drugs in 2016.
– It was related that he wasn’t investigated by police, even if police knew about it.
– On June 12, 2019 YG announced that following the drug scandal, B.I decided to leave the band and terminate his exclusive contract.
– On February 27, 2020 police confirmed that B.I tested negative for drug usage.
– In 2020, he started his own company, 131 Label, now a subsidiary of GRID Entertainment.
– 131 Label was a subsidiary of IOK Company where B.I was appointed as an executive producer but he left the company in 2022.
– He released a single album, “Midnight Blue” on March 19, 2021 as a part of LOVE STREAMING project. All proceeds and royalties of this album will be donated. The physical album was produced in 10 000 copies only.
– He released his 1st solo album “Waterfall” and debuted as a soloist on June 1, 2021.
– B.I made his Japanese debut with the album, “ただいま” on March 13, 2024.
B.I’s ideal type: is a pure and innocent girl who owns slender look. Fit well in over sized cardigan and blue jeans with sneakers under slim ankles. He also said that actress Kim Jiwon from “Fight For My Way” fits his ideal type. (“Oppa Thinking” ep 9)

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