If he has to be honest, Jonghyun wants to say that he is an ultimate YG stan. However, his status of a SMent artist prevents him from doing so. It’s not like there is written rule about that. It’s just kind of ‘not right’ to publicly show his fondness over the rival company.
But sometimes Jonghyun simply fails to keep his fanboy side inside and spills it on his radio show. It’s not like he has done an amazing job on keeping it down before. If one can remember, he handed Lee Hi a flower on her encore stage and on the next stage with her, he shamelessly requested his band members to ‘play’ with her too in their waiting room. It was fortunate that the others were agreed to that. But still, he was the one that was the most excited, throwing confetti to Hi and cleaned it up for her when it got caught on her hair. Latter the others joined her encore stage too, to cover him up.
And if one wants to go through the time when G-dragon released his Coup D’Etat album and he just tweeted about one of the songs in the album. Basically, he likes many songs in the album - and admires G-dragon’s ability on making music - but he picks the one that’s so popular that everyone would think it’s normal if he reacts that way because the song is good. Suzy-ssi likes it too! is his main excuse.
Later when Taeyang released Eyes, Nose, Lips, once again, he couldn’t help but tweeted a screencap of ENL playing on his phone. The song is too good, he exclaims. He also listens up to the covers done by Akdong Musician, Tablo, and Lydia which of course he didn’t expose.
Speaking of Tablo, Jonghyun really looks up to him when it comes to lyric writing. He is so eager to learn from him if he has the opportunity. That’s why he was freaked out to know Tablo’s radio show is right before his. This way he can greet him and get close to him. This time, Jonghyun is glad that he didn’t have to do it on his own as Tablo uploaded their picture on his instagram. And oh, he practically squealed like a high school girl when he met Haru for the first time. In his opinion, Haru is the cutest baby girl ever, which is obviously biased.
At the recent time, WINNER is the next act from YG to make a debut scene in music industry. If anyone ever puts a hidden camera in Jonghyun’s room, everyone will get to know how he follows W.I.N program and WINNER TV and Show Me The Money just because he is as excited as any YG fan out there at the prospect of YG upcoming boy group. When WINNER’s album is out, he immediately listen to the songs and is amazed to know that they can make such good songs at their young age. This fact didn’t miss its chance to go public as Jonghyun’s radio guest talk about WINNER with him.
Lady luck must be by his side when he finds out that WINNER is recording their debut stage on Inkigayo.
"Hyung, they’re so amazing" Jonghyun says as he scans through the signed album.
"Kang Seung Yoon wrote Color Ring and you know that Bobby and B.I kids I talked to you last time? They’re the ones behind WINNER’s title track!"
"I can’t believe I met them this soon!"
"Jonghyun, if you like them that much, what about you go out and cheer them along with their fans?" sarcasm dripping through Jinki’s words as he’s tired with Jonghyun’s fanboy side.
"I wish so but you know I can’t!"
Jinki sighs when Jonghyun doesn’t get what he actually means.
"You know what, I think I’m going to have another selca with Haru. Tablo hyung and I kind of made a bet if I can write a better Pretty Boy lyric. You know, I practically write the counterpart of 2NE1’s Pretty Boy lyric. I’m sure he’s going to praise me."
"But but the most exciting part is I’m going to invite Taeyang-ssi to guest on my radio. Please pray for me he’s going to say yes."
"Do you think WINNER will agree to come if I invite them too?"
That day, Jinki learns that when Jonghyun has gone into fanboy mode, nothing’s going to stop him so he better agreeing to whatever he’s saying just to avoid unnecessary arguments.