Watch CL take on the ‘Hot Ones’ challenge: “I hate my team, they were so excited about this”

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The singer shares her music creation process, Korean cuisine and 2NE1 . talks about his time with

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CL has taken on First We Feast’s popular ‘Hot Ones’ challenge, trying a range of spicy sauces that rank progressively higher on the Scoville scale.

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The South Korean singer released her long-awaited debut full-length album “Alpha” earlier this week, along with the music video for her latest single, “Tie a Cherry”. Along with ‘Hot Ones’ host Sean Evans, Ciel tried a selection of sauces that became increasingly spicy throughout the interview.

“Eating on camera, I don’t think I’ve ever done it before,” said the K-pop veteran, taking his first bite from the classic hot sauce-covered wing. “This is good!” she shouts.


As the singer stepped up the Scoville scale, CL opened up about her creative process. “It’s a character that I create, and once that message and who she becomes, everything I want to talk about comes and flows naturally,” she shared.

The star reflected on her time with the girl group 2NE1, where she first debuted in 2007. “I think being able to work with three different types of characters as a group — I learned a lot from them,” she reflected.

“like, [Park] Baum’s vocals are amazing, and just learning how she talks, even that, helps a lot, and you’re just around that all the time,” said the former 2NE1 leader. “Things like that, they Naturally soaked in me. They are always a part of me.”

Later, Evans asked CL how Korean food measures up to other cuisines in terms of spiciness. “It’s too spicy. But at the same time, I can’t really talk because there’s so much going on right now,” she replied with teary eyes. “Am I high now?”

“I don’t think you’re gonna put it on food,” said the singer, approaching the spiciest sauce in the challenge. “I hate my team, they were so excited about this, about me being here.”


In a four-star review of CL’s ‘Alpha’, Granthshala Said the record to be “a homecoming by all definitions of the word, with the singer-rapper taking a fearless leap into the unknown while crafting and reinforcing his signature sound.”

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