K-Pop Superstars, BTS Announce Split, Makes A Pledge To Their Fans (Video)
South Korean boy band, BTS has announced they are going on “temporary hiatus” so its members can pursue solo careers.
The group which is made of Jungkook, 24; Jin, 29; RM, 27; V, 26; Suga, 29; J-Hope, 28; and Jimin, 26, made this announcement while celebrating their nine years as a band during their annual FESTA dinner.
At the event, several of the members broke down in tears as they talked ‘taking time off to ‘grow.’
According to RM, it was time for them to work on their own.
“I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature.You have to keep producing music and keep doing something.”RM said at the event.
“We can’t help but think of our fans no matter what, we want to be the kind of artists that are remembered by our fans.I think now we’re starting to think about what kind of artists we each want to be remembered by our fans.
‘I think that’s why we’re going through a rough patch right now, we’re trying to find our identity and that’s an exhausting and long process.”
However, V insisted this is not a split as they’ll be back together “later when we gather again as a group that synergy will be like no other.”
J-Hope then said: “I think we should spend some time apart to learn how to be one again. I hope you don’t see this as a negative thing, and see it as a healthy plan. I think BTS will become stronger that way.”
SUGA then piped up: “It’s not like we’re disbanding!”
This is not the first time they have taken a break. In December 2021, they said they needed some down time to recharge. And they also took a mini break in 2019.
I confess I was expecting a Run BTS cb stage, either during Proof Live or another stage, but now I understand. I’m sure I can speak on behalf of all ARMY when I say we’ll all eagerly await for u to perform it when you’re all together again. It’s going to be legendary! 💜 @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/wyVvg28ZwC
— RMPICS⁷ (@RMPICS_twt) June 14, 2022
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