Each BTS member has had to deal with difficulties on their journey to success, and RM is no exception.
Here are 4 stories about BTS’s RM that will break your heart.
- RM talking about the feeling of emptiness
During BTS’s global press conference for their album BE, RM was asked about how the members cope with difficulties in their lives and the feeling of emptiness, and he gave an honest answer. When BTS achieve something, there is always a sense of emptiness afterward.
Even when BTS has perfect performances, RM still feels a little discouraged.
However, all the love BTS receives from ARMYs (BTS’s fandom) helps RM cope with these types of feelings.
- RM having mixed feelings when he was a trainee
RM was the first member of the group to be recruited to Big Hit Entertainment (BTS’s agency), and he shared that being a trainee was difficult. During an interview, RM shared that while he could think of many nice memories from his trainee days, there were also lots of sad ones.
One of the worst things RM had to deal with when he was a trainee was seeing other trainees leave the company.
While these other trainees were RM’s competitors, he still felt sorry for them. When RM saw trainees leaving the company, he didn’t know how he should feel.
- RM receiving backlash for becoming an idol
Before RM debuted in BTS, he was active as an underground rapper. When RM decided to become an idol, some people criticized him.
These people criticized RM since they didn’t believe that idols are “real” rappers.
RM then honestly admitted that these negative comments got to him early in his career and that he obsessed over proving them wrong.
However, RM soon realized that making music that inspires people was more important than proving these people wrong.
- Netizens doubting BTS
When BTS began their journey, a lot of people doubted them. RM even once read some comments from malicious netizens when he appeared on the 4 Things Show. Some netizens criticized RM’s visuals.
Other netizens criticized BTS’s music.
After reading these comments, RM told these malicious netizens that he would prove them wrong, and he most certainly did.