The South Korean band BTS is taking a break.
K-pop group announced their decision on social media after a long dinner they filmed.
“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,” RM, the group’s leader said in the video.
According to RM, the band lost direction after years of unstoppable work.
Nevertheless, some members will experience solo projects while BTS takes a break.
“To be clear, they are not on hiatus but will take time to explore some solo projects at this time and remain active in various different formats,” said a Hybe, an entertainment company representing the band in a statement.
BTS entered the K-pop world in 2013. Five members compose the boy band.
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook turned BTS into a worldwide success.
BTS plans to return after the break. How long would it be? We don’t know.
“I want BTS to go on for a long time,” RM said.
White House anti-hate message:
President Joe Biden hosted the K-pop band BTS on the final day of Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month at the White House.
BTS spoke about combating the rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.
“It’s not wrong to be different,” Suga said through an interpreter.
“Equality begins when we open up and embrace all of our differences.” V said that “everyone has their own history.”
“We hope today is one step forward to understanding and respecting each and everyone as a valuable person,” V mentioned.
J-Hope, RM, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jin, and Jimin joined White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at the official briefing with reporters in the room.
The White House press conference was the last prominent stage appearance of BTS worldwide.