The Bangtan Boys have been busy lately, riding the hype train hard before their North American performance debut Nov. 19 at the American Music Awards.
During a rehearsal for the upcoming show, the BTS boys took a break from practicing their perfectly timed choreography to speak with “Entertainment Tonight” about everything from their romantic prospects to their newly-minted stateside audience.
When asked about what true love meant to him, J-Hope offered a heartwarming shoutout to the fans that embrace the singer’s emotional vulnerability. “For me, true love is really something that comes within myself, and I think that’s what really gets transferred to the fans,” he said.
The band’s English-speaking frontman RM (formerly known as Rap Monster) then seconded his bandmate’s self-love shoutout in: “When we don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend, we always say, ‘Oh, I’m so lonely. I want a date,’ or something like that. But I think the biggest love we’re all searching for is the love for one’s self. If you want to love others, I think you should love yourself first.”
When Directo’s questions were aimed at their personal love lives as opposed to the platonic sentiment they express to their fans, V, RM, Jin, Jimin, J-Hope and Jungkook quickly deflected and failed to give a concrete answer. However, #Armies desperate for another glimpse into the personal lives of their seven idols were beyond relieved when member Suga stepped up to the plate and revealed the band wasn’t focused on searching for the perfect partner.
“I think there’s a lot of different kinds of love, not just between a boyfriend and girlfriend, but love with your family, love with the people around you,” he revealed. “I think that’s really important, and I think would really be a good thing for the world, and make a better world for everybody.”
Be sure to catch the band’s multiple appearances on both the daytime and late-night talk show circuits along with their much-anticipated AMA performance.