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?
Rap Monster might sound like a good name at first before it becomes a bit childish and funny the older you grew.
I know that BTS fans will still love the leader whatever he named himself, but as someone who’s isn’t all crazy about BTS, I think the name change is an amazing decision.
Rap Monster is an awful name for a stage name, imagine someone who’s 30 years old and calls himself Rap Monster!
Not only that, but the name is quiet difficult when you want to write songs about yourself or want to include your name in it, you need something that’s both catchy, short and doesn’t affect you much or distress you when you write a masterpiece.