BTS’s RM Explains Change Of “Fake Love” Lyrics For Billboard Music Awards Performance

On May 24, BTS held a press conference for the release of their newest album “Love Yourself: Tear.”

At the event, it was mentioned that the group used slightly different lyrics for their performance of “Fake Love” at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.

Uses of the words “naega,” which is Korean for “I am,” and “niga,” which is Korean for “you are,” were changed into different Korean words to avoid being mistaken for the N-word. The changes were made to the parts performed by Suga and J-Hope.

RM elaborated, “There were many people hearing the song for the first time, and when you are hearing parts like that as English, there is potential for misunderstandings to occur. To prevent that, we edited the lyrics to the point of not ruining how it sounds.”Following their various activities in the United States, BTS will kick off their Korean promotions with their comeback show “Highlight Reel” on May 24 at 8:30 p.m. KST via Mnet. They will make their first music show appearance with “Music Bank” on May 25.

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