BTS’s RM Officially Announces Change To Stage Name

BTS leader RM has officially confirmed that he will no longer be using his former stage name Rap Monster.

On November 13, RM wrote a message on the group’s official fan cafe. He said, “I’ve been promoting under the name Rap Monster for about five years, since the end of 2012.

“It was a stage name that I naturally came to be called among our company family members and my members, after a line in a song I’d made as a trainee, and I think I became very fond of it.

“But once I started promoting, the name ‘BTS’s Rap Monster’ was a bit long, and I’ve become keenly aware of the fact that it’s become different from [what I want] to put at the front of the music I’ve made for the past five years, and the music I want to share in the future.

“At some point, I started introducing myself as Rapmon or RM, rather than the full name Rap Monster.

“So I’d like to change the name I use for promotions to ‘RM,’ which I think is more in accordance with the music I’m aiming for and also has a wider spectrum.

“Since I’ve already released some music and mixtapes as RM, I think that some fans will have already guessed this.

“I thought about this carefully for a long while, because I want to make music for a long time in the future with an unrestricted and open mind and view.

“It’s possible that it’s a bit awkward to be changing my stage name, which I’ve been called since before my debut, and you may feel like it’s unfamiliar. However, I would be sincerely grateful if you would welcome me after I’ve started with a new name following a long time of consideration.

“Thank you!

“- RM”

Meanwhile, BTS will soon be making their debut television performance at the American Music Awards, as well as appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

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