Chinese-Canadian K-Pop star Kris Wu has stepped into the limelight on his own. He's shed his EXO past to embark on a solo career, branching out from the comfort offered by his Asian fans to try his hand at the American market. His debut album, Antares, through Interscope, contains features from familiar artists like Travis Scott, Jhené Aiko, and Rich the Kid.
While in NYC, Wu looked back on his 10-year career and beyond to tell The FADER about the first time witnessing the greatness of Allen Iverson and believing that since their heights were similar that he could be as incredible on the court. He also went into the first Andy Lau cassette he purchased, memorizing Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" after watching the 1997 film Titanic, and the physical stress from his first job as a dishwasher. He closes by explaining the close relationship with his mother since she was often away, working to keep a roof over his head. As a result, he penned the song "Lullaby" and performs it each year on his birthday.
Watch the full interview above.