WINNER + Symbolism → I'm Him (Dogs)
The music video starts off with Mino in a cage along with the other dogs. At first, he’s at the same level as them— as seen with the beast like graphics on his face. The dogs represent other rappers — either underground rappers, idol rappers, or both.
Throughout the video, you see him rise above them, as seen with him “cooking” and later letting the dogs devour the food (“Cooking my rap at the YG kitchen. Hungry MCs can just go stave off starvation. If you like this song, then shove it down your throat”).
Additionally, he “throws away his leash” and wears a gold chain, showing off his success. Unlike the others who keep digging and not getting anywhere, because they aren’t him.
The ‘dog dance’ seems to be more of a mockery of the dogs, as his facial expressions and movements seem to be lazy and sarcastic. He’s better than them, and he knows it.
By the end of the video, he’s walking away, free from the cages while all the other the dogs — the rappers — are still captive. Other rappers, compared to him, are stuck in an rut, they’re unoriginal. He’s fought to be successful for years, and he’s finally been recognized, and he’s at the top.