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With seven members in BTS, several fans picked their BTS “bias,” or their favorite member of the K-pop group. That included “Old Town Road” artist Lil Nas X, who revealed who he thinks is the hottest member in the boy band.

BTS and Lil Nas X performed ‘Old Town Road’ at the Grammy Awards

Lil Nas X performs onstage during iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball 2021
Lil Nas X performs onstage during iHeartRadio Z100 Jingle Ball 2021 | Mike Coppola/Getty Images for iHeartRadio

The 2020 Grammy Awards included several iconic performances, from the end of Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” era to the beginning of Lil Nas X’s country-rap stardom. Complete with a cowboy hat and a cameo from BTS, Lil Nas X performed his hit “Old Town Road” at the award ceremony. 

Several other artists joined Lil Nas X during this performance. That includes Billy Ray Cyrus and the “Walmart Yodel Kid” named Mason Ramsey. 

For BTS, though, this was an especially significant performance. Thanks to their “Old Town Road” feature, BTS became the first K-pop group to perform at the Grammy Awards. (The following year, they performed “Dynamite,” becoming the first K-pop group to give a solo performance at the ceremony.) 

Lil Nas X revealed he thinks RM is the ‘hottest BTS member’

Lil Nas X and BTS come from very different backgrounds, although they both share a mutual respect for one another. Thanks to one Bangtan Bomb video of the Grammy Award rehearsal, fans saw Lil Nas X hanging out with the K-pop idols. 

Weeks later, Lil Nas X answered fan questions during one Instagram story video. One of the questions submitted read, “who do you think is the hottest BTS member?”

“Look they all cute, but [I’m going to] have to go with RM,” Lil Nas X said. RM was the BTS member originally featured in the “Old Town Road” remix, “Seoul Town Road.” As the leader of BTS, RM often appears as the unofficial translator of the group. 


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Other celebrities revealed their favorite BTS member

Thanks to her feature on “Boy With Luv,” Halsey developed a close friendship with the BTS and ARMYs. She created a secret handshake with RM and featured Suga on her track “Suga’s Interlude.”

Halsey gifted all seven members friendship bracelets to celebrate the release of “Boy With Luv.” During an interview with MYX Philippines, Halsey was asked for her favorite member of BTS. The artist replied, “Oh, that’s hard! I can’t pick one,” before whispering “RM.”

John Cena is also an unapologetic member of the BTS ARMY, sharing his love for “old school rappers” like J-Hope and RM. It’s no surprise that with a name similar to Jimin, Jimmy Fallon revealed that his favorite member of the K-pop group is Jimin. Jimin also became the “Baby Mochi” to James Corden’s “Papa Mochi.”

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” music video is now available on YouTube. Music by BTS is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major platforms.