In an interview with the magazine weverse, MR said he felt there was “hit a wall” after the performance of bts at the 2022 Grammys. For him, it was at that moment that he realized it was time to change the goals of the K-Pop group.

BTS announced last week their pause so that all members can concentrate more intensely on their careers in lonely. According to the leader, the South Korean music industry was a big aggravating factor for the group making this decision.

The problem with K-POP and the whole idol system is that they don’t give you time to mature (…) I need to be aware of why I’m here, who the members are for me, the path we’re going to take as a group to realize interviews and writing lyrics. But right now, I’m not sure what group we are”, he explained during a live.

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Now, in the chat with Weverse magazine, RM said that while he believed that acting in grammys there was “Surprised” to the people, it was time to shift the focus from change to the message that the group wanted to convey.

It’s something I felt when I looked at artists like Lady Gaga or HER, who dedicate their lives to music. We need a message to be safe and also assert our own image. I think it’s time we go beyond surprising people and think again about what kind of messages we can send now“.

You don’t get to the top and you stay there maintaining the status quo. I feel like I need to do something better, but I still can’t figure out what it is”.