Rap Monster no more, say hello to RM!
On November 13th 2017, the BTS official fan café released an announcement regarding BTS‘ frontman Kim Namjoon, deciding to officially change his stage name from Rap Monster to RM.
Check out RM‘s full statement below:
Out of all the messages I’ve shared, this letter is the most uneasy for me to start.
I’ve been promoting with the name Rap Monster for the past 5 years since 2012. It’s a stage name our agency family and members called me by naturally due to a line I wrote when I was a trainee. I also think I’ve become very fond of it.
However, the name ‘BTS’ Rap Monster’ was kind of long to use during promotions, and I felt that it’s getting more and more distant from the music I’ve done for the past 5 years and the music I want to show from now on.
I also casually tend to introduce myself as Rap Mon or RM instead of the full name of Rap Monster. Therefore, I plan to change my stage name to ‘RM’, which has a broader spectrum and also more appropriate for the music I want to pursue.
I believe fans might’ve already known because I’ve released some music and mixtapes as RM.
I’ve thought hard about this for a long time as I want to do music with an open heart and perspective without getting tied down to anything.
It might be awkward and unfamiliar since I’m changing the stage name I’ve used since debut but I will greatly appreciate if you can welcome me starting fresh with the new name.
BTS will make an appearance on “The Late Late Show With James Corden”
In other exciting news, ARMYs I hope you are all ready for this! BTS will be making another television appearance in America on the CBS show ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden.’ This will be a part of their schedule while they are attending a number of popular and high rated shows like Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show and the American Music Awards.
Lastly, BTS official merchandise for the ‘LOVE MYSELF‘ campaign will be ready to purchase on December 1st, 2017. The income collected from the sales of any official ‘LOVE MYSELF‘ goods, will be put towards the UNICEF #ENDViolence campaign. All items will be available on the BTS official shop.
Here is the official merchandise that will be on sale:
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