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BTS on First Impressions, Secret Career Dreams and Map of the Soul: 7 Meanings

February 27, 2020

-Our guests tonight, one of the
biggest groups on the planet. Their new album, “Map of the
Soul: 7,” is out now. BTS right here! [ All cheering ] -Okay, sit down. -Welcome to the
New York City subway. What do you think? First impression.
-Hot dog, coffee. New Yorkers, like,
scarfing, like, “I’m so busy for the business,”
and you know… -Really?
-Yeah. -Yeah, I love the movie
“Home Alone.” -“Home Alone.”
-Yeah. -“Home alone”?
-Yeah. -That’s a classic.
That’s a classic in Korea. -No. “Home Alone”?
-Aaah! You know the face? -Macaulay Culkin?
-Aaaaah! -Really?
-Yeah. -How has it been coming to
the United States and having people
respond to your music? -I love the army. -Are you surprised with
how big it became? -Yeah, of course. Like he said,
we came from a small isle, in a small country from Asia. So I think, you know, we can
prove that someone from, like, outside could be
in the mainstream. Yeah, so I think that’s why
we feel so happy. -When you see Americans
sing your songs, what does that mean to you? Who is the hammiest out
of all of you guys? -Um…
[ Laughter ] -Okay, um…
-Yeah. Yeah. -Okay, yeah.
-Easy, easy. -Alright, you guys swept
the MAMAs. You won Album, Icon, Song,
and Artist of the Year. I presented it to you guys.
-Yeah, yeah. -I was so excited.
-It was special. -That’s crazy, right?
-Because of you. -What did your family think? -She knows you.
-Mom, I love mom. I love mom. -Before BTS existed,
what did you want to be? -Businessman.
-No. -Study hard and go into a —
you know, get a nice job. That’s my dream.
[ Laughs ] That was.
-V, what about you? -Saxophonist.
-Saxophonist? Like here? The saxophone?
-Yeah. -Do we have a saxophone?
What was the — George Michael. What’s that? [ All vocalizing
“Careless Whisper” ] J-Hope, without BTS,
what would you be? -Tennis player.
-Tennis? -Tennis player.
-Yeah. -Tennis? -Ha!
-Hyah! -Ha!
-Ho! -Ho!
-Oh! -Yeah. -He have bronze medal.
-Out of three teams. -Three teams. Three teams.
-He got bronze. -Jin, how about you?
-I’m actor. -You wanted to be an actor?
-Yeah. -No, no, you can’t don’t do
“Home Alone.” Already did that.
Jungkook, how about you? -My dream was pro gamer.
-Pro gamer. -Pro gamer.
-A gamer? -Yeah.
-Jimin, what would you do? Host a talk show?
-Oh, maybe. -Don’t take my job.
Don’t take my job. -Maybe Jimin Fallon.
-Oh! -Jimin Fallon.
-Jimin Fallon? -Suga, if not for BTS,
what would you do? -Producer or songwriter.
-Oh, really? First impressions — what did
you think of each other when you first got together? -I saw RM.
-Yeah. -And then I thought —
-What did you think of him? -He was amazing. -Oh, thank you. But, Jungkook —
when I first saw him, I was only wearing
the underwear. -Yeah.
-Wait. What? You were only wearing underwear?
-I mean in the house. -Yeah.
-In my home. -What? -Yeah, he came like,
“Oh, I’m the new member.” I was, like,
only wearing panties and — Yeah, that was
the first impression. -So, who put this together? You? -No, I was just, like,
the first member for this group and — -You were?
-Yeah. -Number two?
-Yeah. -Three.
-Three. -Who’s three?
-Three. -Suga, you came in,
what happened? How did you hear? -We were boys. -Did you ever think BTS
would become this big? -No.
-Never. -No.
-Never. -When you doubted yourself,
what got you to the next level of like,
“Hey, I can do this”? Do you remember the
first time you ever performed in front of a crowd? And what was that like? -It was our debut showcase. There were about
200 to 300 people. -300 people.
-Yeah, yeah, yeah. -Now you have
billions of people watching. But 300 people
meant a lot to you, right? -Right, of course.
-I still can never forget it. Everything happened so fast,
and it was overwhelming. -It was.
-Yeah. -And I cried after the show. -You did?
-Yeah. -Everyone cried.
-Yeah. -Everyone cried.
-Everyone cried? -Yes, yes.
-Yeah, because it’s a big thing. “Map of the Soul: 7”
is out now. Yo! -Yo! -What is the significance
behind the “7”? -You know, it’s a
lucky number, of course. -Seven members.
-Yeah, seven members. It’s been seven years
since we’ve been together. -Wow. Seven, seven.
It’s good luck. -Yeah, 7-7-7,
so it’s like a jackpot. -Jackpot.
-Jackpot. -Like jackpot.
-Jackpot. -So, it’s very important. So, like, we just want to put
the number, like, as our title of the album. So, like, that’s why.
-The lead single is “On.” -Mm-hmm.
-What does that represent? -We’ve been having
our reboots, so, like, our second single was “N.O.”
You know what I mean? So, like, it’s a reverse
of “N.O.” It’s like “On.” And “On” represents, like,
you know, like, “bring it on.” Like, so, we admit our shadows and, you know, the honors
at the same time. We could stumble time to time. You know, we’ve been through
all these paths with shadows and lights
at the same time, but we admit all of it,
and, you know, bring it on and bring the pain and we’re
gonna stand it, and — Yeah. -What is it about your music that you think fans
are attracted to?

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  • Reply Elena Alexandra Nedelcu February 27, 2020 at 8:44 am

    'So V, what did you want to be?'
    Me and V out loud, without hesitation, at the same time: Saxophonist.

  • Reply Anaa Smsmaa February 27, 2020 at 8:44 am

    정말 멋진 BTS

  • Reply zoe malonnek February 27, 2020 at 8:47 am

    "I´m so busy for the business"-Pornesian Parapio

  • Reply czyrene mae February 27, 2020 at 8:52 am

    kookiee😘😘 ur doing a good job learning english😘😘

  • Reply Fainora February 27, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Love love lvoe this interview, I love that Jimmy made a point to talk to all the members directly and not just RM.

  • Reply Horri Gorri February 27, 2020 at 8:53 am

    I love them

  • Reply Roma12 February 27, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Are they really talking or like their "singing" performances, are they lip-talking. 🤷‍♂️

  • Reply omg dayana February 27, 2020 at 8:57 am

    JUNGKOOK 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Reply jimin jungkook monjiro tontaro kamaboko gonpachiro February 27, 2020 at 8:59 am

    jungkook's english has improved so much, I'm so proud TwT
    also at how jimin said "everyone cried" in english and there were subs
    and how yoongi said "seven members" in english and there were subssssndlknlknasld

  • Reply Shaden Kamel February 27, 2020 at 9:02 am


  • Reply Gewel Bardaje Amboy February 27, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Jungkook's English has really improved IM PROUD OF HIM!!!!!! AND THE OTHER BOYS ALSO!!!!

  • Reply Silvia L February 27, 2020 at 9:05 am

    Jungkook ahhhh 🥺🥺

  • Reply Кристина Фолз February 27, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Орууу 😂 😂 😂

  • Reply BTS paved the way The Fact February 27, 2020 at 9:10 am

    4:08 Jimmy didn't understand because BTS lived together since their were Trainee!!!!!!!!!
    before debut they lived together 1-3 years
    That is why they saw eachother first in their dorm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Reply SaiV 2013 February 27, 2020 at 9:11 am

    I remember sexy pornstar😂😅🤣

  • Reply jeon jeeonguk February 27, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Everyone was listening and there's Jin 6:53💀

  • Reply Sofija L. February 27, 2020 at 9:13 am


  • Reply jhs creme February 27, 2020 at 9:13 am


  • Reply Lovisa c: February 27, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Jungkooks english I-

  • Reply amoha padao February 27, 2020 at 9:20 am

    3:47 HOW JUNGKOOK said the word "THOUGHT" was so articulate like DANGGGGGG…

  • Reply mzittan February 27, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Omg! I'm so proud of our kookie. His english has improved a lot.💜💜

  • Reply Chiara Dal Col February 27, 2020 at 9:25 am

    I am still amazed by how RM has an American accent when he never studied in America

  • Reply CHAEMIN PARKSON February 27, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Jungkook's English is so good, I think he is studying English to us to help rap mon hyung but all of the members are good in english

  • Reply Goob3r187 February 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    So proud of JK speaking English 😻😻😻😻😻

  • Reply Karina Velez February 27, 2020 at 9:29 am

    So proud of them!

  • Reply Melanie February 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Jungkook’s english is getting so good!!

  • Reply BANGTAN'S FAIRY February 27, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Let's talk about jungkook's straight english please….

  • Reply Jazz DelaCruz February 27, 2020 at 9:36 am

    JK English💕

    Good Job kookie💕

  • Reply HANISAH MANAN February 27, 2020 at 9:37 am

    I'm so proud of BTS. I'm shocked at how far they've come and their english has also improved especially Jungkook. Big plause on you guys. You guys deserve it! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  • Reply jyotsna manu February 27, 2020 at 9:38 am

    6:55 ~ 6:57 jin face😂

  • Reply 유유 February 27, 2020 at 9:40 am

    자막 감사합니다~

  • Reply andv sarang February 27, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Fuck, jk is better in english than me skskskksks

  • Reply I dont Know my life February 27, 2020 at 9:49 am


  • Reply kabha Kabaha February 27, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Jungkook is amazing in English..he improve his language.. Iam proud💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

  • Reply Jenny wijaya February 27, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Jimmy Fallon : before BTS existed, what did you want to be ?
    RM. Bussines man, study hard 💼, 📚
    V : sexoponiest 🎷
    Jhope : tennis player🥉
    Jin : actors 🎥
    Jimmy : no … no … You don't do home alone 😁😅
    Me : of course hi can't acting home alone after finish acting I want kidnapping Jin, and take my home 😅😂🤣🤣.

  • Reply Sampada Khedaskar February 27, 2020 at 10:03 am


  • Reply caloyski channel February 27, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Jungkook is very good now in speaking english. 👍👍

  • Reply AliShuGa MiN YOonGi February 27, 2020 at 10:08 am


    🌕: Thank you very much because you've changed our life becomes more amazing

    🌕: Thank you because you're always want to do the Best for the armys

    🌕: Thank you for the love you gave to us

    🌕: And Thank you for everything

  • Reply Drako Malphoy February 27, 2020 at 10:12 am

    OMG jungkooks English😍 so good

  • Reply Janella Pangan February 27, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Am I the only one who think J-Hope, Jungkook and Suga are actually good at speaking English

    Any one else?? No just me, ok!

  • Reply Krispy. Phandoms February 27, 2020 at 10:15 am

    when Tae said saxophonist, it reminded me of when he tried to say it and it sounded like SeXy PoRn StaR XDDDD

  • Reply Anne February 27, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Jk's english improved so much. Our baby grew up and learned.

  • Reply Twin two February 27, 2020 at 10:20 am

    1:33 Can someone tell me what hammiest means or did I just mishear him?

  • Reply random fans February 27, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Jungkook:i wanna be a pro gamer

    Meanwhile me:that's why you keep playing army heart 😂🥰

    P.s:I can't keep my eyes on jin 😂

  • Reply Love Me February 27, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Did Jimmy can understand Korean?

  • Reply Pam Gutierrez February 27, 2020 at 10:35 am

    i'm predicting that jungkook will be the next speaker of bts.

  • Reply Lauren playz February 27, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Who has notice their english improvement ☺🙂

  • Reply Fiona Schmit February 27, 2020 at 10:36 am

    BTS are really young, fun and natural, like your next door guy friend. 🙂

  • Reply luv_BTS February 27, 2020 at 10:37 am

    한글자막까지.. 너무감동이에요!!! 지미펠런쇼 최고에요

  • Reply Stingray_ Cartier February 27, 2020 at 10:38 am

    3:14 Jin will always be my bias….❤️❤️

  • Reply white background February 27, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Random person: wow that train has been going around town for like 1 hour now

  • Reply K K February 27, 2020 at 10:40 am

    Jin at 6:56 😂😂

  • Reply Yohana Herline February 27, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Only one words for bts,they are is a LIVING LEGEND,because only bts boyband in this world is soo phenomenal and gets soo much love in heart their all fans,everybody know what kpop now,means BTS is Kpop Kpop is BTS only,that will not change and going be a history…

  • Reply N F A L February 27, 2020 at 10:42 am

    7 is my lucky number..

  • Reply baRrY rErErE February 27, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Jungkook’s English is so good I didn’t expect that😭❤️❤️

  • Reply Pam Gutierrez February 27, 2020 at 10:44 am

    N.O, ON. namjoon explained it.

  • Reply แป้งร่ํา 'เปาะแปะ อ๊ะ February 27, 2020 at 10:45 am

    BTS is Handsome and So Cute.
    We're so proud of you and

  • Reply Kookie Da Best February 27, 2020 at 10:47 am


  • Reply Kimberly Pasco February 27, 2020 at 10:49 am


  • Reply Aisha. February 27, 2020 at 10:51 am

    jungkook’s english WOW good job!

  • Reply bone February 27, 2020 at 10:51 am

    한글자막 실화냐,,대박이다

  • Reply ricsung nieljoe February 27, 2020 at 10:52 am

    우와~ 대박!!!!!!!!!! 한국어자막ㅠㅠㅠ 넘좋앙♡♡

  • Reply Isa Kawaii February 27, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Jin: I love you Army
    Eu:aaaaaaa q fofo

  • Reply wtt sgd February 27, 2020 at 10:58 am

    정국이도 영어 좀 하네~
    보기 좋아요

  • Reply Ebonyisaclown February 27, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Jungkooks english is absolutely blowing me away. So proud

  • Reply am_sane armymoa February 27, 2020 at 11:01 am

    Oh my Kookie! He's improved soooooo much in his English! This kid worked hard behind his English just for us..We don't deserve him💜😭I love you Kookie💜
    I am not crying my eyes are just sweating ok?

  • Reply Maria Ibanez February 27, 2020 at 11:07 am

    pero que le ha pado a Jungkook??? ahora habla mejor inglés que yo

  • Reply KlM정이 February 27, 2020 at 11:07 am

    우왕 한글자막달림

  • Reply Loke kye Yue February 27, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Jungkook's English is amazing😭

  • Reply Seyedeh Sharifi February 27, 2020 at 11:14 am

    favorite part: 3:10

  • Reply Soro February 27, 2020 at 11:18 am

    hoseok and jimmy fallon, im just saying they need to be best friends

  • Reply Zara February 27, 2020 at 11:20 am

    Awwwww JUNGKOOK’s English got me 😭💖🥺❤️🥰😍💋😘

  • Reply Ömer Topyıldız February 27, 2020 at 11:20 am

    6:55 Jin, what u doin dude

  • Reply hyper nona February 27, 2020 at 11:21 am

    not only teens or adults, my baby cousis are opsessed with you

  • Reply Tata Eunoia February 27, 2020 at 11:23 am

    03:13 love that Macaulay Cool-Jin part…

  • Reply Leen ARMY February 27, 2020 at 11:24 am

    ما فهمت شي بس عادي

  • Reply Rini Jayanti February 27, 2020 at 11:26 am


  • Reply Betül Anar February 27, 2020 at 11:28 am

    I am so proud of Jungkook because he improved his english. And I think Suga should become to speak English. Because he understand what their talk about but he can't speak.

  • Reply PaolaBelike February 27, 2020 at 11:28 am

    I wanna play tennis with hobi and ACT WITH JIN

  • Reply PaolaBelike February 27, 2020 at 11:29 am

    I wish I can see what jk saw when he met rm first🤤🤤🤤

  • Reply 박순히 February 27, 2020 at 11:30 am

    Jungkook : enlishu timo >0< …i envy Jimmy when he hugged jungkook after he explained in English 😫😩❤

  • Reply Mari’s Music February 27, 2020 at 11:30 am

    why do I NEVER know they’re in NY

  • Reply 주희의 화원 _ Arielog February 27, 2020 at 11:38 am

    rm진짜 섹시해ㅜㅜ

  • Reply 지효제네엘 태연 February 27, 2020 at 11:39 am


  • Reply Swati Vashist February 27, 2020 at 11:43 am

    Tae spoke Saxophonist correctly. I'm so proud of him. 🤗🤗

  • Reply Ulzzang Beauty February 27, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Usually RM translates but I absolutely loved hearing the rest of the boys answer for themselves in both Korean and their sweet broken English lo. You can see how hard they are working to improve it. I'm half Korean so I'm a little biased but I feel like the Korean language is a beautiful language that should be shared!

  • Reply Hijab Zahra February 27, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Jungkook's English has improved a ❤😍
    No one is talking about him so I'll 😭😍
    I'm so proud of him 😍❤
    Keep going kookie 🖤

  • Reply snow stark February 27, 2020 at 11:46 am

    RM’s explanation of ON is so deep i want to cry.

  • Reply Kim Taehyung February 27, 2020 at 11:50 am

    Kookie is so precious i cant with this cuteness😭😭😭😍

  • Reply Kay E February 27, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Jungkook's English improved a lot. Happy to see that he tried his best to answer and explain in English.

  • Reply BlackPink Lisa February 27, 2020 at 11:56 am

    Jin at 6:55😂😂

  • Reply Vania RANDRIANARISOA February 27, 2020 at 11:57 am

    Jungkook and Yoongi speaking English are a blessing to my commoner's ears!

  • Reply samira ghozzi February 27, 2020 at 11:57 am

    JK's english .
    that's it . i don't need to say more

  • Reply Dark Angel Trix February 27, 2020 at 11:59 am

    It’s so so heart-warming to know that these boys have grown from kiddos to fine young men with open mind and heart when they share their past experiences.
    NamJoon sharing the “kiddie things” he did like disappearing to get his black bean sauced noodles – one can see that he was embarrassed but at the same time open about something matter-of-factory that anyone who is a kid before, will do kids stuff… I really like that

  • Reply LittleBunny And ChimChim February 27, 2020 at 11:59 am

    God, Jimin said everyone cried because he knows how shy Jk is, he always knows, not because he wanted a hug too, if he did he would had said it and stare at the man like "yeah give me that hug" but his expression showed otherwise, he pointed and looked at other members instead

  • Reply danial iskandar February 27, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    who's ARMY here????

  • Reply ARMY FOREVER February 27, 2020 at 12:08 pm nise it is to travel by train in new york 💜💜💜💜
    سرانغهي بطس😜❤❤❤

  • Reply Jungkook's the man February 27, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    Jungkook rubbing his knees when he was asked what he wanted to be. Adorable. @3:17

  • Reply Kurosket February 27, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    No one:
    Literally no one:
    Jin at 6:56

  • Reply Ella Coloma February 27, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    I love V's fashion. Very classic. Very 60's.

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