It’s the end of an era. K-pop’s hottest boy group BTS is taking an “indefinite hiatus” to pursue individual careers. The announcement was made on Tuesday and the band promised ARMY – their fan base – that they would “come back one day”.
The seven members of the group are credited with generating billions of dollars for the South Korean economy and are considered youth icons who have represented their nation at the UN and other international platforms.
The seven-member group, who have been together for nine years, have made it clear that they are not disbanding but simply taking a break.
The announcement was made during their “FESTA” dinner which is part of an annual celebration that marks their anniversary as a group.
RM, the band’s frontman, said that after the latest singles he “didn’t know what kind of band we were anymore”, adding that the band was “exhausted”.
“I always thought BTS was different from other groups,” he said. “But the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature,” he added during an hour-long live session. on Youtube.
“You have to keep producing music and keep doing something… I’ve changed as a human over the past 10 years so I needed to reflect and have some alone time,” added RM.
Another group created by Jimin said, “We can’t stop thinking about our fans no matter what, we want to be the kind of artists that our fans remember. I think now we’re starting to think about what kind of artists we all want our fans to remember.”
The members got emotional towards the end of the video and expressed their gratitude to the loyal fanbase popularly known as “ARMY.”
The group was in the United States last week to meet President Joe Biden and discuss climate change at length.
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