Rolling Stone Magazine has revealed their June Cover issue and it features the record breaking, record setting, history making, biggest boy band on the planet, BTS!
In their Rolling Stone June Issue, BTS’ Jin (Kim Seok-jin), SUGA (Min Yoon-gi, RM (Kim Nam-joon), j-hope (Jung Ho-seok, Jimin (Park Ji-min), V (Kim Tae-hyung and Jung Kook (Jeon Jung-kook) talk more about their personal life, thoughts on life’s issues.
They also mention Jin’s impending Military service, the ongoing hate crimes and xenophobia against Asians and mostly also about what ARMY means to them and how they perceive their relationship with the fans.
The fans (ARMY) have been waiting for this June Magazine Issue as the magazine was sold out even before it was officially released. 2 out of the 3 distributing Korean online stores had ran out of preorders and announced that they would start printing again after publication of the magazine.
Here are the boys’ thoughts on varrying issues_
“They (parents) didn’t understand rap music, It’s natural that they were against what I was doing. I think that helped me work harder because there was something that I had to prove” SUGA
“When I first started training, all the members were rappers, so when you went into the house, beats were dropping. Everyone was just rapping in freestyle. It was kind of not easy to adapt at first” j-hope
“We argued a lot in the beginning, of course, but I think now, because we have spent so much time together, I began to like even the things about the other members I used to hate. The time we spent together really made us close, like a family. No matter where I go, there is someplace that I can come back to” Jimin
“When we couldn’t go on tour, everybody felt a sense of loss, a sense of powerlessness, and we’re all sad… Military service, is an important duty for our country. So I feel that I will try to work as hard as I can and do the most I can until I am called” Jin
“So, yes, we will want to see ARMY as we do now, I’m sure it will work out so that we can continue to see ARMY. About military service, or what will happen, we haven’t discussed it in the specifics amongst ourselves, but I’m sure it’ll work out eventually” V
“There’s a light side; there’s always going to be a dark side. The way we think is that everything that we do, and our existence itself, is contributing to the hope for leaving this xenophobia, these negative things, behind. It’s our hope, too, that people in the minority will draw some energy and strength from our existence” RM
“Just simply thought RM was really cool, I really didn’t know a lot about being a singer. But when I saw him rap, I just thought he was really, really awesome. And I believe maybe it was fate that drew me to him.” Jungkook
“We always set goals and standards that may seem ideal, and try our best to get there as close as possible. It’s still the same” Bang Si-hyuk (CEO, Chairman, HYBE Corporation)
Read full interview HERE