Five years after Kim Kardashian’s infamous cover story for the platform’s first #BreakTheInternet issue, the K-Pop stars are keeping the momentum going by gracing the cover of this year’s edition.
Aside from their iconic cover shoot, the band gets candid during a revealing Q&A segment as the share a lot about the ups and downs of being one of the biggest K-Pop groups in the world.
The group feels like the have to be ‘perfect’ for fans
Since coming onto the music scene back in 2013, BTS quickly skyrocketed to fame. Instead of only being considered a K-Pop act, the band is now a globally dominant pop group who continue to take the music industry by storm.
The group can not only dance and sing, but they have also turned K-Pop into a worldwide phenomenon that people just can’t get enough of.
While their success is continuing to reach new heights, BTS’ growing fame has definitely taken a toll on its members.
During their cover story for Paper Magazine’s #BreakTheInternet issue, the band took some time to open up about the ongoing pressure they face to be “perfect”.
While the seven members of BTS — V, Jungkook, Jimin, Suga, Jin, RM and J-Hope— can practically do no wrong in fans’ eyes, it turns out that they are pressured to maintain a certain image while in the public eye.
Though they try not to let the idea of perfection get the better of them, the band admits that it’s hard not having this mentality.
“It would be untruthful if I said there was no pressure. Still, on stage I want to do really well,” RM shared with the magazine.
Suga agreed by saying, “I would not be telling the truth if I said there’s no pressure. But what can you do? Pressure is also one part of life.”
J-Hope jumped in by sharing that despite feeling the pressure to be perfect, he tries his best not to get himself worked up over this.
“I can’t say we don’t,” he confessed. “These days, I feel like I live with a sense of mission. Rather than thinking, ‘It has to be perfect!,’ I do what I have to do, making sure I remember the really important and fundamental things and trust that the results will follow.”
BTS only want to give their loyal fans the best
Despite feeling pressured to be perfect all of the time, having their loyal fans cheer them on helps BTS not get overwhelmed with this mindset.
Seeing as though the ARMY is one of the biggest and most passionate fanbases out there, the group believes that their fans deserve nothing but the best when it comes to their performances.
“It’s an honor that people around the world love our music and messages. It seems like there’s no language barrier,” the group during their cover story. “We think that ARMY helped us spread our music across the world. All of this would have not been possible without ARMY.”
While having to maintain a perfect image all of the time might sound exhausting to some, the group does so in order to show fans how appreciative they are for the ongoing support.
Seeing as though it would be impossible to thank every single one of their fan, BTS just resorts to delivering electrifying performances as a way to show their gratitude.
“Fans all over the world are cheering for us,” the band continued. “We get on stage with the mindset to give them the best performance. Every occasion to meet our fans is important and meaningful.