BTS’s Jungkook Reveals RM Was His Biggest Musical Influence When He Was Young

No.1 fanboy for life.

BTS made an appearance on MBC Radio’s Bae Cheol Soo’s Music Camp to talk about their Billboard win with “Dynamite” as well as what we can expect from them next. What’s interesting is that this radio program is not known to ever do a visual radio show streamed live on YouTube, making BTS the first guests to do this.

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Radio host Bae Cheol Soo asked each of the members who their musical influence was when they were young and it was no surprise that Jungkook answered with RM. Now we all know he is RM’s number one fanboy for life and that it was because of him that Jungkook truly showed interest in music.

Jungkook answered, “I even said in a previous interview that my star and role model was RM. When I was young and living in Busan, I didn’t have any big dreams to become a singer. Of course there were many great artists out there and I did want to be like them.”

After seeing RM’s video, he made the decision to join Big Hit. “I was looking at music online when I came across RM’s rapping video. That is when I decided that I wanted to go to Big Hit to become a singer. Honestly, I didn’t practice much back then, but the members taught me a lot and gave me a lot of inspiration and motivation.”

The host was shocked to hear that Jungkook joined the team at such a young age and could understand how the older members might have become role models for him.

To listen to the whole radio interview, watch the video below!