The leader of BTS has officially changed his stage name.
On November 13, RM wrote a message to his group’s official fan café explaining his decision to the fans, he said,
“I’ve been using the name Rap Monster since the end of 2012 for about five years.
The stage name only naturally came to be after a song I had worked on as a trainee, ever since then the company family members and my members called me by it.
But once I started promoting, the name BTS Rap Monster was too long, and I’ve also come to know that its different from what type of music I wanted to put upfront and the music I’d put for the past 5 years, and the music I want to share in the future.
At a point, I started introducing myself as Rapmon or RM, rather than the full name.
This is why I’d like to change the stage name to ‘RM,” this resonates more with the music I am aiming for and has a wider spectrum.
And since I already released some music and mixtapes as RM, I feel like some fans would’ve already guessed the name.
I thought about this for a long time, since I want to make music for long times in the future in a fashion that doesn’t restrict me but is rather open.
Its possible that it might be a bit awkward to change the stage name I’ve been called by even before I debuted, you may also feel that is unfamiliar. However, I’d be so thankful if you’d welcome me after changing the stage name after a long period of consideration.
How do you feel about this army?