Journey to the West: Song Minho wants to work with Drake

/ 09:28 PM January 06, 2017
Song Minho

Minho would like to collaborate with Drake. Image: Journey to the West

Journey to the West is undoubtedly the most exciting variety show in Korea, what with its cast members taking adventures to foreign lands.

In the latest season of Journey to the West, the cast members will be traveling to the US, and since English is a second language for most of the cast, the staff had to test the cast’s ability to communicate in English.


One of the last to take the English level test, Song Minho of Winner surprisingly passed with flying colors. Apparently, being a hip hop artist and an avid follower of American rappers helped him.

Minho also revealed he’d like to have the chance to collaborate with Drake.


Aside from spitting fire on stage with iKON’s rapper Bobby, Minho also reveals that one of his hobbies is painting.

Eun Ji Won

Sechs Kies’s Eun Ji Won. Image: Journey to the West

Hip hop helps

Aside from Minho, idols like Sechs Kies’s Eun Ji Won and Super Junior’s Cho Kyuhyun also took the English level test.

It seems that having knowledge in hip hop helped because rapper and song writer, Eun Ji Won’s conversation with the instructor had a nice flow (and of course, Ji Won lived in Hawaii for a while, so that could have helped).

Cho Kyuhyun

Cho Kyuhyun of Super Junior waxes frank and funny about his feelings on the language. Image: Journey to the West

Ji Won also talked about how different fans were during his earlier days with Sechs Kies

“Back in the day, our fans, they don’t [have] SNS. If they want[ed] to see us, they must come [to the concerts],” Ji won said.

How did you think the idols in the show scored in the English level test? Find out by downloading Viu.


The teaser of Journey to the West is now available on Viu, while full episodes will be available starting January 9.

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