Rolling Stone Writes Article About BTS, ARMY Crashes Website

BTS held an interview with Rolling Stone India that was large enough to crash the website.

When the article went out, it received so many clicks that the site immediately went down and many fans were unable to access it.

The articles discussed BTS’s insane international popularity and influence, and the release of the piece talked extensively on that.

“If we are the first ones to be introduced to people in the West and India and Europe, it makes us think, ‘Okay we should be greater’…

We feel the weight. It’s quite heavy.”

– Rap Monster

The reactions from the international audiences are still something BTS is learning to understand.

“Since we write stories of our own and we try to communicate face to face to not just the Korean audiences but also the international audiences, I really think that helped us.

But I’m still finding out actually!”

– Rap Monster

Rap Monster specifically turned to Star Wars to talk about the group’s intimate space built with fans on such a large scale.

Stars Wars came out tens of years ago, but a dad and his son still go to the theater to see [it].

It’s not just like a five-year or a 10-year thing, you know what I mean?

So our company knew that and they always told us about how important it is to make a world like Star Wars or Marvel.” 

– Rap Monster

The Most Beautiful Moment In Life, he says, helped them express themselves by creating characters in their own musical world.

“There are characters, seven different characters in the videos, so we try to not be so far away from our real characteristics and our real life.

We’re always [discussing] our experiences, our hardships and our sadness and that really helps in coming up with the character in the videos.”

– Rap Monster

Finally, he talked about staying true to ARMY, to themselves, and to music creation moving forward.

“We try to stay raw.

We can’t be 100 percent raw because we are still idols in Korea, but we try to make our own stories and write about things people don’t want to say.

We still make our mixtapes and produce tracks…

I think that’s one of the most important things to BTS and maybe to ARMY too.”

– Rap Monster

Source: Rolling Stone India