BTS are just leaping from strength to strength, now gracing the cover of Billboard on not just one but EIGHT covers. Inside the magazine, they've given a candid interview that spans questions on gay rights, mental health and their progression from underdogs to global successes, with RM and Suga taking on most of the questions.
When asked about mental health in Korea, Suga said: "I really want to say that everyone in the world is lonely and everyone is sad, and if we know that everyone is suffering and lonely, I hope we can create an environment where we can ask for help, and say things are hard when they're hard, and say that we miss someone when we miss them."
The interviewer also brought up a tweet RM wrote in 2013 saying that knowing the meaning of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Same Love" made him love the song even more. RM said: "It's hard to find the right words. To reverse the words: Saying 'same love' is saying 'love is the same.' I just really liked that song. That's about all I have to say." Suga then added on: "There's nothing wrong. Everyone is equal."
They also mentioned that they're cautious to call themselves underdogs now that they're internationally successful, but that they'll continue to write about the issues that young people face.
You can read the entire Billboard interview here.
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