BigHit CEO Confesses Jungkook Almost Didn’t Debut With BTS

Bang Shi Hyuk revealed that he didn’t know if Jungkook could even debut based on his company evaluation.

BigHit Entertainment CEO Bang Shi Hyuk recently took part in an interview and where he talked about how he has seen the BTS members grow over the years.

Bang Shi Hyuk first talked about Rap Monster, saying he feels the same way his fans do about him.

“I first met Rap Monster when he was in 9th grade, 7 or 8 years ago. I feel the same way fans do. He started practicing at such a young age, it’s fun seeing how his personality has changed from his trainee days, to his debut, to now.”

— Bang Shi Hyuk

It was then that he made an admission that would surprise any fans of BTS today. The BigHit Entertainment CEO confessed that before BTS debuted, he wasn’t sure if Jungkook would even debut with the group.

“Actually, during his trainee time, when Jungkook was asked to sing, he couldn’t. He was very shy and would just twist his body for 15 minutes.

— Bang Shi Hyuk

Jungkook’s shyness was almost his downfall as it didn’t allow his true talent to shine and caused BigHit‘s officials to actually have a negative opinion of him.

The company evaluation was that he couldn’t even debut because he didn’t have the talent to. But now, isn’t he such a fun member?”

— Bang Shi Hyuk

Finally, he closed out this section of the interview by talking about drinking with the BTS members.

Since Jungkook only recently became an adult in the eyes of the law, Bang Shi Hyuk admitted they now all go drinking together but not often since the members are all bad at drinking and they have very busy schedules.

Source: Osen