Before the current members of the K-pop band BTS debuted, the band had many other members in the lineup. After many people left, BTS changed from being a hip-hop group to an idol group. Who were these rappers and why did they leave? Keep reading to find out!
Iron was a part of the original BTS lineup, but left before debut. It's not stated why he ended up leaving, but he was apparently on good terms with RM after his departure.
ARMYs are grateful he took leave since he was detained for illegal substance intake in 2016.
2. Supreme Boi
This name might be familiar to most ARMYs. Supreme Boi was originally a trainee for BTS but left after realizing he wanted to be a producer. He's a producer for BigHit now and works closely with the band, he was even featured in the BTS rap line song 'Cypher pt.3'!
i11evn was part of the original BTS formation, before the band was even named BTS. It's not stated why he left, but it might be because he was much older than most members which messed with the group's dynamic.
But the group surely lucked out by him leaving since he, just like Iron, was detained for illegal substance inake in 2016.
Since BTS slowly went from being a hip-hop group to an idol group, Kidoh left for the group 'Top Dogg'. He was an underground rapper and trained for a year with the BTS members before choosing to leave.
No matter what the past holds, we're happy and proud of the BTS today and I'm sure ARMYs all around the world hope BTS are proud of themselves too!