Globally renown magazine, TIME, just named BTS as the “Next Generation Leaders” as the group featured on the cover of its latest issue!
TIME praised the group as one of the most influential leaders of the younger generation as they “created a $5 billion industry with fans around the world“.
In the special feature, Suga revealed why they have such an immense amount of influence around the world today. It was because they weren’t afraid to speak the truth that others were hesitant about.
“We started to tell the stories that people wanted to hear and were ready to hear, stories that other people could not or would not tell.
We said what other people were feeling—like pain, anxieties and worries… That was our goal, to create this empathy that people can relate to.”
RM continued to on emphasize that life will always have problems but it’s important to identify who you are in that world and stay true to yourself.
“Life has many unpredictable issues, problems, dilemmas… But I think the most important thing to live well is to be yourself.
We’re still trying to be us.”
In regard to their incredible fame, RM and J-Hope simply stated that they were honored to be able to represent Korea and K-Pop.
“As a Korean, we love our country and we’re proud of our country so much. And it’s even just an honor to be called an ambassador of Korean K-Pop.”
“It’s a real honor. We’re proud that everything we do is giving off light.”
Check out the boys’ special feature with TIME below: