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How RM melts fans’ hearts

  • Published : Sept 6, 2018 - 15:56
  • Updated : Sept 6, 2018 - 15:56

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As any BTS fan knows, RM, the band’s leader and main rapper, is a truly gifted musician -- a multitalented songwriter and performer who is fluent in English too.

And, though he’s known as a contemplative thinker and avid booklover, the voluble musician has also proven to be an influential speaker.

Whether it’s an intimate remark to fans or a formal statement to a roomful of reporters, RM has moved countless hearts with his passionate words. One music critic even said, “Interviewing RM is almost like talking with a philosopher. He is a great storyteller, and when he speaks with reporters he always gives out answers that are full of meaning and messages.”

Here are a few of RM’s most memorable sayings.

1. ‘Love Yourself: Answer’ press conference


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RM recently impressed reporters during a press conference to publicize the group’s latest album, “Love Yourself: Answer.” This is how he explained the concept behind the album:

“We wanted our album to be like a festival. To throw a festival, a lot of preparations are needed, but it’s just a fleeting moment and all you’re left with is trash. Life is like a festival too. Good moments don’t last long. So we should love ourselves and enjoy those brief happy moments.”

When asked about the secret to BTS’ enormous success, he stated, “The public has a very high standard. They can tell what’s genuine and what’s not. While it’s difficult to be authentic and still be clever, we tried to stick to what we’re good at and used social media to effectively convey our messages.”


2. ‘The Wings’ concert at Prudential Center in the US


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During the group’s sold-out show at Prudential Center in New Jersey in March 2017, part of the band’s “The Wings” world tour, RM couldn’t hide his excitement as he faced the crowd with its rainbow of glow sticks. And he welcomed concertgoers from all over the world with this powerful message:

“BTS in Prudential Center, two shows sold out. Am I dreaming?” he shouted out to fans in English.

“Music and performance transcend language, countries and races. Do you feel that?”

Fans waved their glow sticks to show their agreement.

“Yeah” he continued. “Like a rainbow, I don’t care if you’re red, blue, orange, green, purple, whatever. Thank you for celebrating this great night together.”

Fans reacted with comments like “He’s a beautiful human being inside and out,” and “Namjoon says a lot of inspiring things. I should just make a compilation of all the great things he’s said. A great leader.”





3. ‘2017 BTS Trilogy III The Wings Tour The Final’ in Seoul


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BTS’ Seoul concert at Gocheok Sky Dome in December, part of the group’s world tour “2017 BTS Trilogy III: The Wings Tour -- The Final,” remains a favorite RM moment for fans, as it illustrates the band leader’s thoughtfulness and love for his fans.

After reminiscing on each member’s past and engaging in witty banter, RM delivered a speech that had many of his fans in tears -- and RM cried too.

“We were terrified when we just made our debut. We were really worried that we’d end up as failures, that we’d be hated. So we were like, ‘What should we do?’ ‘People won’t like us,’ and that’s all the stuff we’ve talked about,” he said.

“But I will hold on to this memory, I won’t forget it, because it is part of us, who we are. I’m sure things will not always go as they have, but now I know that so many people trust us and like us. So we will overcome the pain and sadness. That’s BTS.

“What I want to tell you is that all of us were messy and small at first, but we made it. If our existence, music, photos or videos can influence your life and dreams, or lower your pain from 100 to 99 or 98, it’s enough to (make it worthwhile for us),” he added.




So tell us, what's your favorite RM moment?

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