BTS’ Rap Monster has finally spoken up regarding the idol diss battle that took place some time ago, involving iKON’s Bobby.
In his interview that took place during the 4th Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards, Rap Monster says, “After hearing a rap about me, I simply relayed what I wanted to say. Rather than a diss, it’s more appropriate to call it feedback.”
“I listen to a lot of new music, and it’s a track that a lot of famous rappers worked on, so I was well aware of it. Listening to the song, there were lines that seemed to refer to me, so I thought I should give some feedback,” he explains.
Rap Monster refers to lines from the song “Come Here,” where Bobby raps “They call me a monster / It’s not a name I made / You prefer a full-length mirror over a basement dungeon, don’t you / If skills are looks, then I’m Won Bin in front of a bulletproof glass.”
Regarding the MAMA performances, he says, “As long we’re not at each other’s throats and actually fighting, we gain from something like this. I don’t regret anything after the feedback I gave. I think I did what I could and handled it well.”
Rap Monster explains further that if it were a diss, the words or expressions would have been more aggressive. “I received a light jab, so I returned a light jab. It may have been a problem if I got an uppercut, but it’s not the case that we have ill feelings toward each other. This much is just entertaining.”
“After performing, we were coming off stage and [Bobby] was waiting to go on. Mentioning our performance, he said he enjoyed it, I said the same of his, and we high-fived.” Rap Monster adds, “But, we’re not particularly close. Haha.”
Previously, VIXX‘s Ravi and M.I.B‘s Sims also joined in with their own responses to Bobby’s jabs.