|Jungkook of BTS (left, Big Hit Entertainment), Charlie Puth (right, Charlie Puth official website)|
Let’s not say ‘bromance,’ which has become too hackneyed a term they will call any sight of two men not hating each other "bromance." It’s more than mere professional admiration between two musicians. It’s not quite a full-blown “stanship (stan: a maniacal fan),” as some have gone so far as to say.
The only thing that is certain at this point is that Twitter is their preferred mode of communication.
He referenced the incident months later in his June 2017 interview with MYX Philippines: “I think (BTS) are a fantastic band and I want to meet them in person one day, and apologize to Jungkook for mispronouncing his name.”
Following the interview, Jimin and Jungkook dropped a second cover of the same Puth song, which boasts 17 million YouTube views as of Friday. The first cover by Jungkook has amassed 5 million views.
|(Twitter @charlieputh, @BTS_twt)|
As recently as June 22, Jungkook picked Puth’s “The Way I Am” as his favorite travel tune when the BTS members sat down for an interview with Apple Music to discuss their playlist.
One of the first things Puth did after the release of the music video for his new single “The Way I Am” was tweet to Jungkook about it. “Jungkook look,” he tweeted in what many interpreted as a sweet gesture, with a link to his new music video only an hour after it was unveiled Monday.
Where will this mutual courtship lead to? Even if it does not culminate in a collaboration, it’s delightful for music fans to watch the generation’s best pop talents bonding.
By Kim Arin (firstname.lastname@example.org)