BTS and Halsey Exchange Gifts and It’s the Purest Form of Friendship You’ll See This Holiday
Let’s be honest, there are very few relationships within the entertainment industry that are actually worth rooting for. But luckily for ARMY, the genuine friendship between Halsey and BTS — including members RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook — is one of them.
After the two music artists met at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, BTS and Halsey collaborated on “Boy With Luv” and proceeded to support each other’s success, long after promotions were done. And now, whenever they reunite, fans can always count on an endearing interaction — from churro surprises and matching friendship bracelets to hilariously fun synergy on stage.
More recently, BTS and Halsey both performed at the iHeartRadio’s 102.7 KIIS FM’s 2019 Jingle Ball in Los Angeles on Dec. 6. And while fans might recall their spectacular reunion performance at The Forum, Halsey and BTS gave each other gifts backstage. And quite frankly, the wholesome exchange will make you insanely jealous of the strong bond the two artists share.
BTS and Halsey gift presents to each other at their 2019 Jingle Ball reunion
On Dec. 12, Halsey posted the fifth episode of her Road to Maniac series on YouTube. And midway through the video, the “Without Me” singer showcased her time at Jingle Ball in L.A.
“It’s cool because you get to play like a little mini-set, which is like a little taster,” Halsey said.
She also gushed over her reunion with the South Korean band. “I got to see BTS, which was really cool,” the 25-year-old said. The video jumped to a clip of their live “Boy With Luv” performance, where BTS and Halsey wore matching black-and-white outfits. Then it transitioned to a shot of both artists practicing their dance backstage before the show, dawning casual attire.
But as it so happens, that was only half of the adorable interaction. In a confessional, Halsey revealed that BTS gave her a sparkly microphone of her own.
“So the first time we ever performed ‘Boy With Luv’ together, I was making a joke that they have sparkly microphones and I felt left out,” she said. “And they gifted me my own sparkly mic! It was really thoughtful and really amazing that I got to use it.”
The septet cheered with the “Graveyard” crooner as they brought out the mic, which was enclosed in a box with “Halsey” written in pink rhinestones. Halsey then opened her gift, unveiling a BTS-approved glittery gold mic.
Meanwhile, Halsey brought out her gifts to BTS. “Every year, for my two little brothers, I make them a Christmas stocking,” she said. And the group happily collected their presents like it was Christmas morning.
“Wow!” Jin said, letting out his signature Worldwide Handsome laugh as he clutched his giant blue stocking. “Very, very cute!”
“Biggest sock I’ve ever seen in my life,” RM exclaimed.
“My favorite candle,” V said, smiling as he held up a Diptyque Baies box. “It’s my favorite,” Halsey replied. “It reminds me of home.”
BTS and Halsey gush over ‘SUGA’s Interlude’
Now, as Halsey and Suga released “SUGA’s Interlude” on Dec. 6, both music artists were able to bask in the moment together at Jingle Ball.
“I got to see Suga on the day we put out our interlude,” Halsey said in a confessional during the Road to Maniac video. “So it was really cool to get to celebrate with him.”
The video then jumped back to a shot of Halsey speaking with Suga. “Are you happy?” she asked.
“So happy,” Suga said with a small smile.
“That’s the happiest face I’ve ever seen,” RM said of his BTS brother. “It’s his biggest reaction, you know his character.” The group’s leader then gushed over the new song. “‘SUGA’s Interlude,’ that was like…” RM said, expressing his approval through hand gestures.
Meanwhile, Jimin complimented Halsey’s singing. “Oh, your voice,” he said, using his hand to slice his throat, as if saying she killed it.
BTS fans react to Halsey’s ‘Road to Maniac’ episode
Once Halsey dropped her video featuring BTS, ARMY was quick to share their thoughts about the precious gift exchange on social media.
“bts and halsey exchanging gifts whenever they meet is smthing sweet and special,” a fan on Twitter wrote.
“BTS GAVE HALSEY A SPARKLY MIC FOR THE JINGLE BALL PERFORMANCE AND HALSEY GAVE THEM STOCKINGS FULL OF GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS THEY’RE SO CUTE,” another fan tweeted.
Meanwhile, others were delighted to see everyone excited over the release of “SUGA’s Interlude.”
“The cutest interaction with Halsey and Yoongi. It makes me happy to see Yoongi happy,” one fan wrote with a purple heart.
“please yoongi’s excitement about releasing suga’s interlude with halsey is so pure i love their friendship,” another fan wrote.
But ultimately, most fans were simply in awe of BTS and Halsey’s supportive friendship, expressing how happy they are that the pair of artists met many moons ago.
“This was so wholesome,” one fan on Reddit wrote. “Their gift exchanges are super sweet and really feel like tradition now. I can’t stop listening to Suga’s Interlude so hearing how happy Yoongi was about it is like the icing on the cake. I’m just really glad this friendship happened.”
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