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c-pop star cai xukun (aka kun) is about to takeover the world — i-D

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— by Tássia Assis: “I’m feeling awesome. I’m feeling very good. We got a show tonight,” says a calm and confident voice on the other side of the line. I’m talking to the 20-year-old Chinese megastar KUN — born Cai Xukun — a phenomenon trailblazing the music industry in his home country. That serenity is not the first thing you would expect when listening to his music — an inebriating blend between R&B and electronic beats, with lustful lyrics that invite the mind to wander. With his bedroom eyes and pouty lips, it’s easy to paint KUN as just another brooding heartthrob, the kind who holds a carefree smugness while pouring his heart and hormones out. But his thoughts reveal a much deeper essence, and invite us into the mind of a meticulous artist…

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April 26, 2019 — 11:28

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