BTS: ‘Break the Silence’ Included the Group’s Heartbreaking Speech From the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards

Well, the first two episodes of BTS’s new docu-series Break the Silence are out, and they hit us right in the feels. Break the Silence follows BTS during their Love Yourself World Tour and World Tour Love Yourself: Speak Yourself. Things got emotional at the end of the first episode of Break the Silence when viewers were shown BTS’s poignant speech from the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards.

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‘Break the Silence’ showed BTS’s emotional speech at MAMA 2018

At MAMA 2018, BTS took home the awards for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, Best Asian Style, Favorite Dance Artist (Male), Favorite Music Video, Best Music Video, Mwave Global Fans’ Choice, Worldwide Fans’ Choice Top 10, and Worldwide Icon of the Year.

During their acceptance speech for Artist of the Year, the members of BTS cried as they discussed their hardships and thanked ARMY for supporting them.

“This award is,” J-Hope said as he began to cry. “I swear I would’ve shed tears whether I got this award or not, especially this year. Because we’ve been through so many trials, and you’ve given us so much love. I really wanted to return the favor. Thank you so much! Also I want to say thank you to my members. Thank you and I love you!”

After J-Hope, Jimin spoke and he also acknowledged that BTS went through tough times, and V and Suga both thanked their parents and ARMY in their speeches.

BTS considered disbanding at the beginning of 2018

Fans of BTS know that the group’s road to success has not been easy. The group had a humble beginning, and then they skyrocketed to fame over the past few years due to their hard work and determination. After J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Suga spoke at MAMA 2018, Jin tearfully admitted that the group considered disbanding at the beginning of the year.

“ARMY! I think of the beginning of this year. To tell you the truth, during those days we’ve been through hard times. So, we once talked about… ‘Should we disband our team?'” Jin said, prompting V to burst into tears. “However, thankfully, we could recover ourselves and now here we stand in front of you. It is so grateful for us to win this award. Shout out to to my members who held me tight.”

How to watch ‘Break the Silence’

The members of BTS are always honest with fans about the joys and pitfalls of their lives, and that is what makes them so relatable as artists. Life is filled with peaks and valleys for everyone, and the BTS members understand that. Their introspective outlook comes across in their music, most notably in their most recent album Map of the Soul: 7.

For fans interested in watching BTS’s new docu-series Break the Silence, it is available for purchase on Weverse, the group’s fanclub platform. There are seven episodes total in the docu-series, and episodes will air every Tuesday and Thursday from May 12 to May 20.