BTS‘s Jungkook dropped a surprise announcement during his 2023 Global Citizen Festival performance on September 23, revealing that he would be collaborating with American rapper and actor Jack Harlow for his upcoming single, “3D.”
Anticipation immediately grew for the iconic duo, and the announcement was quickly followed by exciting concept photos and a newly released music video teaser.
In the teaser, Jungkook and Jack Harlow finally unite as the two play chess on the side of the street.
Although only briefly sharing screentime in the first teaser, Jungkook and Jack Harlow shared more behind-the-scenes looks at the music video filming through social media.
Both artists uploaded a photo of BTS’s Jungkook wearing a diamond Kentucky chain, which immediately caught netizens’ attention and even KFC‘s!
When your bias wears you on his neck
— KFC (@kfc) September 27, 2023
Aside from the impressive and expensive details that went into making the necklace, the reason behind its creation made Jungkook wearing it even more meaningful.
For the impressive necklace, Jack Harlow enlisted New York-based jeweler Alex Moss to create the piece with “61 carats of VVS diamonds and 560 grams of 14k white gold,” according to Hypebeast.
The piece was commissioned to honor the late GRAMMY award-winning American singer-songwriter and producer Static Major, who, like Jack Harlow, was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and often wore his own Kentucky chain.
While netizens reacted to the flashy necklace, some fans noted that having Jungkook wear the meaningful necklace was a sign of respect from the Louisville rapper, who had the BTS maknae representing his hometown.
Lol I’m pretty sure it was just for this photo BUT still a sign of respect regardless
— ⟭⟬ Jell-O Stan⁷⟬⟭ 아포방포 (@Ot7JellOStan) September 27, 2023
Whether worn just for the picture or gifted to the BTS member, netizens saw Jungkook wearing the necklace as a thoughtful gesture.
NOT JUNGKOOK NECKLACE KENTUCKY SHAPED 😭 THEY ATE THIS pic.twitter.com/jto5FIfRPq
— kenmin 3Dꪜ (@doctorkoobert) September 27, 2023
okay so jungkook actually wearing jack's Kentucky necklace, woah! pic.twitter.com/bliEmkFDem
— soo⁷ (@kkukvmin) September 27, 2023
no but why is it kinda cute jack gave his kentucky necklace for jungkook to wear 😭 pic.twitter.com/D2icH8R8lx
— Megan G⁷ 3D 🎥 (@_derpbts_) September 27, 2023
In related news, netizens suspect that social media influencer Addison Rae may be involved in the upcoming “3D” collaboration.
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