Kris Wu Travels With Lots of Gold and Disguises

From chopsticks and face masks to custom Beats and Supreme gear, the Chinese hip-hop star runs us through his day-to-day essentials.

Released on 11/2/2018

Transcript

00:00
When I'm in China I live in Beijing or Shanghai.
00:03
When I'm out here, I have a home in L.A.
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Yeah, I travel a lot
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like pretty much every other month
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I'll be flying like back and forth.
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From Beijing to L.A., it'd be an eleven hour flight.
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From Beijing to New York, it'd be a 15 hour flight.
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So, pretty insane.
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What's good GQ it's your boy Kris Wu,
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and these are my essentials.
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[hip hop music]
00:27
Let's start with chopsticks.
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So, in China everyone uses chopsticks
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and when you're young, usually your parents will teach you
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how to use a chopstick.
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I never learned how to use them properly.
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This is a lesson to everyone who was interested in learning.
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But, this is the way you're supposed to use it.
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With the middle finger in between,
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and then kind of move it like this,
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I just do it kinda like this, just cheating a little bit.
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I can eat a lot of things with chopsticks,
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even eating like a chicken wing.
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I just stab it and just start eating it.
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I don't need to use my hand.
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It's a lot cleaner, I like it.
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There you go, chopsticks.
00:58
[hip hop music]
01:01
Alright, Supreme Boxers.
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I love these.
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So comfortable and at the same time, stylish.
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When you sag your pants a little bit,
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you know we hip-hop so, taste of a little Supreme.
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Feels good.
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There you go, Supreme Boxers, essential.
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[hip hop music]
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This little guy, this thing right here you wonder
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what it's for, it's actually a door knob.
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So back in the days in China,
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a lot of doors would have these type of door knobs on it.
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And, this is a lion so it's like a gatekeeper.
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And then you would knock on the door with this little guy.
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[knocks]
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There's probably only one in the world,
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and I got it from this collector in China.
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He was collecting these necklaces.
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At first he didn't want to sell it to me
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and eventually the guy was like,
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okay, yeah, I'll sell it to you 'cause you actually
01:48
look good with them and you're actually representing
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the culture.
01:51
[hip hop music]
01:53
You might wonder why it's not a Roly.
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I have something with Bulgari
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and we have a longterm relationship
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and these are two pieces I carry with me at all times.
02:01
I have quite a big collection of Bulgari watch
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and there's one that I really wanted to ice it out.
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I think it'll look pretty nice
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because not a lot of people ice out Bulgari watch.
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So next time when I come back,
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you guys will see the iced out version.
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Get ready.
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They might be women's but you know,
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if it looks good, you gotta rock with it.
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[hip hop music]
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As an artist, gotta have these.
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But this is something special, Still I Rise.
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Why is that?
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So I actually have a tattoo.
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All my fans know it's right here.
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These are one of a kind, there's only one in the world.
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I also have these for different purposes
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'cause say checking out a mix on a record,
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you want to check on different headphones.
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By this time, my album will probably be out
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so I gotta say like On Taurus will be on my playlist
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for sure.
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My birthday is actually in November, November sixth
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and there's a song called November Rain.
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It's one of my favorite songs from the album.
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I hope it will be the biggest song in November.
03:00
So let's just say November Rain for sure,
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top one on my playlist right now at the moment.
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And also I've just been checking out a lot of dope artists
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Black, you know his new album,
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Astroworld, Travis Scott, dope guy.
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[hip hop music]
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So by this time, you guys should already know
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I love Supreme.
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[laughs]
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Gotta have a MacBook with me.
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Make music, make beats which is why it's my
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10 essentials [mumbles] when it comes out.
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It's just a MacBook and I hope you guys all have one
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if you want to make music 'cause these are good.
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On to the next.
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[hip hop music]
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In China these are very, very popular.
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You know I can get away from people that might recognize me
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but with this, they might not recognize me.
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So this is very essential for me in China.
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90% of celebrities in China, they all have these.
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These are just very basic
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but I custom-made one where on the corner
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there's a little dragon.
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When you rock them the right way,
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they become like a little fashion item.
04:04
[hip hop music]
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I'm not really a, like a huge fan of like sunglass
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but I like glasses where like they have color
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and has that little extra swag
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and I like people to see my eyes when I'm stage
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like I feel like when you're performing,
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they always want that eye contact.
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So what's also dope about these
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is if you check out my album cover right here,
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I'm wearing the same ones.
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[hip hop music]
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This is essential for me.
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I need this.
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It adds that little extra style to it
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and it's really useful.
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Like you know, you put your phones, whatever, cigarettes,
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passport, anything.
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I can even sometimes fit like a little small headphones
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and maybe one or two watch inside.
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I don't even know if you can buy these anymore.
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Maybe they stopped making them
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but these are definitely nice ones.
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I mean they're hot.
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They're hot for a reason.
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[hip hop music]
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All right, last up.
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Check it out.
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First of all, this is my Chinese name
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and the back is a lyric to my song
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that's on the album called [speaks Chinese].
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It's a Chinese song.
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[speaks Chinese]
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That means don't judge people by first sight
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first of all and when you see their full potential,
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you gotta give them time and then you will know
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if they really got like something to show you.
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This is a special one for me
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because right here this is my fan club,
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like what my fans are called.
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But this is actually a gift from my fans.
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A fan from my fans
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and what's funny is my Chinese name is also spelled F-a-n.
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All comes together and this is a dope piece.
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They're super practical and they got that,
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you know when you close it and open it like this.
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Got that swag so.
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That's a wrap?
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Oh, before I go, I gotta say,
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make sure ya'll check out the new album.
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Thank you so much and I hope you guys like my 10 essentials.
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[hip hop music]