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BTS members reveal the dark side of fame

As glamorous as BTS’ lives appear to be on the outside, not everything about their journey to stardom is pretty. To us, their fame is fascinating and something we often marvel over but for the artist, it can be the exact opposite. In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, they let us know what fame is like and how they deal with it. Curious to know what BTS said about their struggles with fame? Scroll down to find out!  

BTS with Post Malone at the 2020 Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

The Bangtan Boys are known for their honest personalities and being real about their struggles as artists. It is these reasons that make them the most widely loved band in the world. From time to time, they have shed light on this topic through their songs and interviews. In fact, their song Shadow from their record-breaking album Map of the Soul: 7 is an eye-opener to the dark side of fame. Click here to listen to it! 

BTS with Cardi B at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

In the interview with Zane Lowe, they revealed how they deal with fame. BTS’ leader RM said that:

At least we got, you know six people beside us that understand each other, not perfectly, but I mean I’m really grateful I have these 6 people. 

For him, as long as he has his bandmates beside him, he can get through anything! 

J-Hope also pitched in by saying: “

Honestly, at this moment, I feel like I am living a life to fulfill a calling.

His life’s motto is to always be thankful and just enjoy the present. He also spoke for all of the members by saying:

I think things that we need to bear and carry through our lives should be recognized by ourselves. This seems to be very important for all of us.


BTS at the Dynamite press conference

First of all, I will always be amazed by the rawness in BTS’ words. Their ability to be so transparent with the world and their fans is what makes them so admirable. Secondly, it is inspiring to see how they deal with fame. They clearly are each other’s pillars of support through tough times and know how to handle things maturely. Despite the immense fame and success that they have achieved, they stay down to earth. More power to these humble kings! 

Watch BTS’ interview with Zane Lowe below!

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