Stray Kids Felix Spills On How He Felt Receiving BTS Jimin’s Unexpected Shout-Out
During his solo promotions, BTS‘s Jimin joined one of the YouTube channel PIXID‘s “imposter” videos. In the video Jimin filmed, K-Pop fans who live outside of Seoul had to try and identify the “imposter” among them.
While talking anonymously to the fans, Jimin encouraged a Stray Kids fan to reveal her bias: Felix.
Yongbok-ah ㅠㅠㅠ Your low vocal tone is daebak ㅠㅠ Maniac is legendary
— Fan comment
In response, Jimin showed off a bit of Stray Kids‘ “MANIAC” choreography to the camera.
jimin dancing to maniac when it's on felix's verse im the happiest I've ever been pic.twitter.com/14fJNshWio
— chim⁷🥢★⁵ (@minimoni_jams) March 26, 2023
Before later joking that BTS “have to take [the fan] back,” since she used to be a member of ARMY before becoming a STAY. To do so, Jimin jokingly addressed a video to Felix, using his Korean name.
Yongbok-nim! I’m not taking her from you… She left home so I’m just taking her back for a bit. Please be understanding.
When Stray Kids’ Bang Chan saw the video, he fanboyed about the shout-out during one of his live broadcasts.
Stray Kids Bang Chan mentioned Jimin in a recent live!
🐺The big sunbaenim did the maniac dance. I'm so amazed. He even said 'yongbok-ssi' that's so cool.
🐺 I have big respect to sunbae, it's amazing that he knows us
Idol of Idols Park Jimin!pic.twitter.com/WzXbuWNW4L
— JIMIN DATA ( slow ) (@PJM_data) March 27, 2023
Felix himself responded to Jimin’s video message, uploading a TikTok of Jimin’s “Like Crazy” dance challenge.
felix like crazy challenge! his tiktok caption: it's felix "yongbok"☀🐈⬛💙 pic.twitter.com/v69bCgHfot
— 비니 (@spearhyunnie) March 31, 2023
And now, in a recent interview with ELLE KOREA, Felix opened up about just how meaningful it was to receive a direct shout-out from Jimin.
Felix admitted feeling “so touched” that Jimin mentioned his name.
Which is why he felt compelled to let Jimin know, “I’ve enjoyed the video.”
And while there’s no denying that both Jimin and Felix have immense love for their fans, Felix thought Jimin’s joke “was fun.”
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Stray Kids’ Felix Finally Responds To BTS Jimin’s Shout Out In The Best Way Possible