Yesterday the members of BTS introduced the world-conquering Ok-pop group can be taking a break to deal with solo initiatives. The 24 hours since have been a doozy, and now the band and its administration are shortly clarifying issues.
In an hour-long video posted to the band’s YouTube on Tuesday, the seven members of BTS—Jin, Jimin, RM, J-Hope, Suga, V, and Jungkook—gathered at a protracted desk filled with food and drinks inside the home the place they first lived collectively as a band to rejoice BTS’s ninth anniversary, an occasion recognized within the BTS universe as Festa. (They’re all seated dealing with the digital camera, not in contrast to the apostles in da Vinci’s The Final Supper.)
After a gap disclaimer to say that the video is “NOT scripted! NOT staged!” the band spoke comparatively candidly about their profession and reminisced about their early days, which received a number of members teary-eyed. They then shared that they might be taking a hiatus to deal with solo initiatives.
“We’ve talked amongst ourselves a number of instances and we imagine it’s good to take a while aside,” J-Hope stated within the video. “I hope that individuals don’t assume negatively about this step and that they see it is a wholesome, necessary a part of our plan that may let BTS develop stronger.”
They described emotions of guilt about their resolution and never eager to let their Military of followers down however emphasised that they every needed to determine who they had been on their very own—particularly because the band members enter their late 20s—if solely to ultimately be a stronger unit collectively.
“The issue with Ok-pop and the entire idol system is that they don’t offer you time to mature,” stated 27-year-old RM, including that at instances he is felt “trapped inside myself.”
The Ok-pop sensation turned largest boy band on the earth opting to take a break at arguably the peak of their almost decade-long profession is a big transfer with penalties throughout the leisure world. And inside just a few hours of the video going stay, Hybe, the leisure firm behind BTS, stated in assertion that “BTS aren’t taking a hiatus. Members can be focusing extra on solo initiatives right now.” Nonetheless, as Billboard reported, inventory costs for Hybe fell 27.5% Wednesday morning—carving off about $1.7 billion of market worth—and continued to rebound and stagger all through the day.