BTS performs 'Mic Drop' on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

The appearance marked the K-pop stars' U.S. daytime television debut.
By Annie Martin  |  Nov. 27, 2017 at 12:37 PM
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Nov. 27 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band BTS performed on Monday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The K-pop stars discussed the NBC sitcom Friends before performing their single "DNA" on the daytime talk show.

Member RM, previously known as Rap Monster, told host Ellen DeGeneres he taught himself English by watching Friends. He said his mom bought him the complete DVD set when he was a teenager.

"My English teacher was a sitcom, Friends. Back in the day when I was like, 15, 14, it was quite a syndrome for all the Korean parents to make their kids watch the Friends. I thought I was a victim at the time," the singer joked.

"First I watched with the Korean subtitles, then next time I watched with the English subtitles, then I just removed it," he added.

Member Suga added that the boy band's music is meant to connect with people around the world, regardless of language.

"I think we can all share in the same message," he said through a translator. "I think that's why our songs appeal to people who speak Korean and people who don't speak Korean."

"Mic Drop" appears on BTS' latest EP, Love Yourself 'Her', which debuted in September. The group is working on a remix with American DJ and producer Steve Aoki, and shared a video from the collaboration this month.

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