Here Are 10+ Iconic Moments From BTS’s 2021 NYC Trip That Every ARMY Needs To See
BTS recently returned to South Korea after a three-day stay in New York City. While it was a short trip, they did a lot, so here are 10+ moments that you need to see…
1. United Nations speech
As Special Presidential Envoys for Future Generations and Culture, the first stop of their trip was to the 76th United Nations General Assembly. They addressed world leaders with an inspiring speech as they talked about the climate crisis and the pandemic.
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The music superstars sent a message of hope to the global youth right from the General Assembly hall where now world leaders get together to debate the most important issues of our time.
#TBT #UNGA #BTSARMY pic.twitter.com/n3S6JRz69o
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 23, 2021
In addition to their speech and performance, they, along with President Moon Jae In, were interviewed by the UN as well.
2. Jimin being besties with world leaders
He turned many world leaders into ARMY that day!
imagine being on sucha level where you're giving speech at the UN and the world leaders are filming you
only @BTS_twt cann relate pic.twitter.com/r7g2xTfvsw
— Reyy⁷ my universe (@kookieflowerr) September 20, 2021
He also made new friends who encouraged him when he was nervous.
A sweet moment was captured between Jimin and the UN secretary general
That's our Jimin, loved by everyone!
OUR PRIDE JIMIN
JIMIN UN SPEECH#BTSatUNGA #BTSxUN pic.twitter.com/LM8LVPsXOG
— JIMIN DATA | Slow (@PJM_data) September 20, 2021
3. Their “Permission to Dance” performance at the UN
Who else can say they’ve danced at the United Nations?
4. BTS’s visit to the Met
RM went from visiting the Met just two years before presenting a gift to the Met and speaking there.
[Joon's Speech at the Met Museum]
I am @BTS_twt's leader, Kim Namjoon. I'm afraid you might not be able to hear me because of the helicopter, so I'll speak loudly. Firstly, the Metropolitan Museum is a place I really love in New York and I took a +pic.twitter.com/2u57mD2Btu
— christa⁷ 💜🐙 (@ryuminating) September 21, 2021
The entire group looked like works of art themselves at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
They also toured the museum with South Korea’s first lady Kim Jung Sook.
5. RM’s photos at the Met
As an art-lover, he also spent time enjoying the Met as a visitor again.
😘 @metmuseum pic.twitter.com/uAgX6Bo2Jx
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 23, 2021
6. BTS struggling with Wi-Fi
They literally went live four different times, and all of the videos were even deleted for some time. Eventually, they appeared again, and they even uploaded a pre-recorded video.
The amount of times their live crashed 😩 #bts #btsarmy #bts_official_bighit #ThatCloseMessenger #fyp #fypシ
7. Jungkook making modern art out of his sock
Jungkook randomly took off his sock in one of the live broadcasts and surprised everyone by making modern art out of it.
they're laughing at jungkook's toe socks 😭 pic.twitter.com/RIlnfnSfDJ
— 별🌟 (busy) (@ttokitae) September 22, 2021
8. Meeting Megan Thee Stallion
After their collab for the “Butter” remix, fans have been awaiting Megan and BTS to meet! Thankfully, they could hang out briefly in New York City and take lots of photos together, which they both shared on their social media accounts.
It’s Thee Hot Girl Coach and BTS😛 @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/bCsQgZchos
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) September 21, 2021
Butter crew@theestallion pic.twitter.com/cfQfFW4wLM
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 21, 2021
Megan also shared that they gave her a plush of RM’s BT21 character KOYA.
Yes so cuteee💙💙💙 https://t.co/3TYTxRfnCR
— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) September 21, 2021
9. Hanging out with Coldplay
Coldplay and BTS have become great friends in the process of making their collaboration single “My Universe.” So, of course, they got together while BTS were in New York City.
While there are many great moments between BTS and Coldplay, perhaps the greatest is lead singer Chris Martin gifting Jin his guitar!
Chris Martin이 그의 공연 끝나고 선물해준 기타
기타 멋있다하니 쿨하게 준 마이 프렌드
집안 가보로 장식해둬야겠다.
땡큐 마틴! pic.twitter.com/VTpw7AKFVc
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 24, 2021
BTS also gave the Coldplay members modernized hanboks, which they have since been seen wearing again.
My Universe Crew !
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) September 22, 2021
10. Visiting The Korean Cultural Center New York
They made a surprise visit with the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hwang Hee to see a new photo exhibition that showcases 200 representative Korean actors titled “THE ACTOR IS PRESENT: Korean Actors 200.”
Their autographs are now displayed to commemorate the visit.
11. BTS with their plaques for “Butter.”
They met with HYBE CEO Shin Yong Jae met with Columbia Records Chairman and CEO Ron Perry to receive plaques in honor of “Butter” spending ten weeks on Billboard Hot 100.
12. Good Morning America
BTS pre-recorded an interview with President Moon Jae In for Good Morning America, which aired over the weekend.
COMING UP ON @GMA: Our exclusive interview with @bts_bighit and South Korea Pres. Moon Jae-in! #BTS#ARMY#BTSonGMA
— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 24, 2021
BTS spoke about getting vaccinated, their experience speaking at the United Nations, and more. They even taught President Moon some of the “Permission to Dance” choreography!
ABC News‘ Nightline also aired an extended interview with President Moon and special presidential envoys BTS.
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