Grammy award-winning Spanish singer Rosalía recently uploaded photos of herself wearing BT21 merch, but whether she actually knows BTS remains to be seen.
On February 2, Rosalía updated her social media with a new photoset.
🤪🤪🤪omw a nyyyyy siiiiiii ❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/WtALZJnAJN
— R O S A L Í A (@rosaliavt) February 2, 2020
To most of her fans, there was nothing unexpected about the fashion-forward snaps. But eagle-eyed ARMYs quickly spotted a key clothing piece in the last photo: BT21 Tata socks.
At first, fans were excited to think that Rosalía might know BTS, even hoping for a collab between the esteemed artists.
ROSALIA IS ONE OF US, BTS STANS
we love to see it
— Ꚃαm⁷ 샘 STREAM EGO (@BTSOriented) February 2, 2020
Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. In a video she uploaded to her Instagram story, Rosalía referred to the Tata and Mang socks as “otaku” gifts from Japan.
She doesn't seem to know what they are btw haha since she called them "otaku gifts" but yeah. Just informing 😅 pic.twitter.com/yNgy3ezkBO
— Ria⁷ 🦢⚪ (@__gaciria) December 28, 2019
Of course, fans were quick to comment on her Twitter post letting her know more about BT21 and BTS.
Tata the face and center of bt21. Taehyung's creativity is the best he gave life to this creation. His mind is out of this world. Thank you Ms. Rosalia for appreciating it. pic.twitter.com/8Ls06xtltb
— ky 🐯 (@OurWinterBearV) February 3, 2020
So, it’s possible Rosalía’s unknowing ARMY representation could’ve been the first step to her learning more about the group—and maybe an eventual collab.
Here are all the other cute members of BT21 that you will love Rosalia 💜💜😊 pic.twitter.com/ib77119gII
— Po⁷ ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅHobiuary (@shy_guy_moni) February 3, 2020
Of course, Rosalía isn’t the first non-Korean celeb to be spotted wearing BT21 merch. Actress Aubrey Miller and TV host Jimmy Fallon are just a few fans of the cute characters.
And, of course, many K-Pop idols have repped the line too—including BIGBANG’s T.O.P and ATEEZ’s Wooyoung.