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BTS talks fans and ‘Friends’ on Ellen

Nov 29,2017
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K-pop band BTS appeared on American daytime talk program “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and thanked its U.S. fans for their warm support despite language and cultural barriers.

The pre-taped broadcast was aired Monday afternoon (local time) and featured the group’s first TV performance of “Mic Drop,” the remix of which was released last week, featuring American DJ Steve Aoki and rapper Desiigner.

Member Min Yoon-gi, also known as Suga, thanked his American fans by saying, “Korea and U.S., we have different languages but I think that we all think similarly. We’re grateful that many [American] fans identify with our lyrics.”

Leader RM, whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, shared that he learned English by watching DVDs of the American TV show “Friends” bought by his parents. “When I was 15 it was like a syndrome of all the Korean parents to make their kids watch ‘Friends,’” said RM.

He added, “Firstly I watched with the Korean subtitles and the next time I watched with the English subtitles and then I just removed it.”

The K-pop sensation performed its hit single “DNA” at the 45th American Music Awards, which were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and broadcast live on the network ABC earlier this month. Yonhap