BTS: Suga Says the Members Get Along Now Because They ‘Fought a Lot’
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook debuted as members of BTS in 2013. Over the years, the K-pop group has broken records, won awards around the world, and become one of the biggest music acts in history.
Through it all, the members of BTS have remained close friends. On the talk show You Quiz on the Block, Suga credited their friendship to disagreeing frequently in the past.
Suga says the BTS members ‘fought a lot’
Nowadays, ARMY knows that the members of BTS get along extremely well after working and living together for so many years. As trainees and during the first few years after BTS formed, the members lived together in a small dorm.
On March 24, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook appeared on You Quiz on the Block. The band members were interviewed by Yoo Jae-suk and Jo Se-ho, and together they shared details about their experience in BTS.
They discussed their time as trainees and the hardships they faced in the beginning of their careers.
“I had to give up on a lot [to be a trainee]. It was something I really wanted to do, so I endured. But it was really hard when people asked me when I was going to debut,” J-Hope said according to Soompi.
The members also spoke about their disagreements from the past few years, and Suga acknowledged those fights helped the members become closer.
“A lot of people ask us how we get along so well. I tell people that it’s because we fought a lot. We really fought so much. But we always resolved them within 24 hours. That was the rule we set for ourselves,” he said.
The BTS members did not dream of becoming this successful
While Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook did want to experience successful careers, they never imagined BTS would become such a household name around the world.
“When something you never wished for comes true, there’s a huge sense of pressure,” Suga said on You Quiz on the Block. “Idols don’t have long careers, so I thought that I would stop being an idol after achieving things like getting No. 1 on music shows and holding a solo concert.”
He continued, “After my career as a singer was over, I thought I’d become a producer. But suddenly we were off to America. I had no idea we would go to the Billboard Music Awards.”
Suga questioned the band’s success at first
BTS performed at the 2017 American Music Awards, and it marked their first U.S. TV performance. On multiple occasions, Suga has shared that he cried after the band’s performance. He once again explained the reason he cried on You Quiz on the Block.
“We went to these American awards shows and I was so scared. There were no senior artists we could ask about what to do. I was the most nervous during our first performance in the United States. I went to the hotel and cried because this wasn’t what I had wanted, I hadn’t wanted such a high-pressure situation,” he said.
Suga continued, “I was really scared because I knew this was just the beginning. Of course it was an honor and we were grateful, but I wondered if this was the right place for us and if we had really wanted to come this far.”