BTS RM confessed the confusion and burden he felt after his speech for the UN.
In the interview, RM said, “As a team, we’ve been to the U.N., and we also met President Biden. We never thought these things would happen, but I think naturally we became one of the representatives from the Asian community. I’m always thinking to myself, ‘Am I that good? Do I deserve all the responsibilities?’ And I’m really doubting myself,” he shared, before asking Pharrell Williams about how he takes his moral responsibility.
Farrell Williams said: “I mean, the work that I do, there’s always a circumstance. Either I’d say some dumb shit and then regret it later, or there’s been a time when I have a record that sort of affected a certain portion of a demographic. So then it made me think about things differently. And then I go set up a nonprofit and act against the ignorance that I was a part of. And educate myself, enlighten myself.”
RM recalled when he first performed in front of 10 people in a small club when he was 15. “We had a stadium show in Las Vegas last April. Every night is a challenge,” he said. “I got really nervous and so responsible. Fans buy the tickets and they come from Brazil, Japan, Korea, everywhere. They come there just for that one night. It fills me like I have to pay back,” he said.
RM then said, “It was not our intention, but we actually became a sort of social figures, but we took it. A K-pop band, having a speech at the UN or meeting the president. I was really confused, like ‘What am I? A Diplomat or what?’.”