PSY Congratulates BTS for Following In His Footsteps

PSY, pictured with members of BTS

PSY put South Korea on the map.  Now, the ‘King of Kpop’ is paving the way for the next generation of emerging performers, starting with BTS.

When it comes to Kpop, there may never be a superstar as big as PSY.  The ‘Elvis of Korea’ has garnered more YouTube views than most labels, with billions of views and countless records to his name.

But while PSY is unlikely to be dethroned anytime soon, groups like BTS are keeping Korea’s cultural legacy alive.  Indeed, the group is now part of a newer vanguard of artists making inroads across Japan, the Americas, and even parts of Europe.  And they have PSY to thank for paving the way towards superstardom.

On Wednesday, PSY congratulated his young disciples, while signaling a special level of unity and mentorship.  “I’m especially more proud of BTS,” the ‘Gangnam Style’ superstar told members of the media.  “They are incredibly amazing.”

Of course, without PSY, BTS would probably still exist.  But the father of Kpop is oftentimes overlooked for his pioneering influence.  “The way I entered the international market was pretty unique and they are a unique case, too,” PSY relayed.  “In a way, I feel like the people who did not intend to do so bring unexpected results.  They are gaining great reaction overseas.”

BTS Battles More Plagiarism Charges as Rap Monster Confession Surfaces

But how long will BTS’ success last?

While conceding that BTS’ fame could disappear tomorrow, the ‘Gangnam Style’ superstar urged the group to take success in stride.  “All I want to tell them is that no matter how long or short they go, they’ve already achieved an amazing score as an Asian artist so I want to tell them to not feel pressured.”

The kind words signal a refreshing level of camaraderie among Kpop stars.  That is undoubtedly helping to grow the genre, though fandom wars between BTS ARMYs and supporters of bigger groups like EXO and TWICE can get ugly.

And what about Rap Monster?  The Bangtan Boys frontman has repeatedly dabbled into solo ventures, with limited success (for now).  Whether the presence of PSY is further encouraging Rap Monster to break from the group is unclear, though for now, BTS remains solidly a team.

 

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    ?

    “Of course, without PSY, BTS probably wouldn’t exist”

    Are you 12? Do you think PSY formed BTS?
    Dumbass

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        Thank you for listening

        God, so many issues with this article. First, they did not have psy to thank for. The success bts has achieved is due to their own hard effort and determination. Yes, psy has brought more awareness to kpop, but at the same time, he also generalised it. When I ask my friends, who do not listen to kpop, about their initial thoughts. They perceive kpop as dramatic funny dancing with a catchy beat, unfortunately that’s the perception they have as they do not continuously listen to Kpop. Secondly, psy is not the King of kpop, using the term, ‘dethroned’ is questionable. For fans, the King of kpop could be any artists, it could even be the first individual who brought kpop to the global forefront, obviously at a smaller scale than psy. Lastly, Yes, psy should get appreciation for his success, but it shouldn’t overshadow other groups, like Big Bang, super junior and girls generation, who had videos out before psy’s one hit wonder. A popular radio broadcast in Korea recently spoke about how the kpop wave is essentially dying internationally, psy’s ‘I luv u’ single failed to reach a high position on the billboards, fans are no longer interested in the same concept, things have to evolve and develope, it’s how humans always have been.

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        FUCK OFF SHITKOFF

        YO SHIT. LET’S SAY THAT THIS TIME YOU “STILL” DRAG BTS’ NAME DOWN, ONLY IN A SMOOTHER WAY, DON’T YOU? WELL, I’LL GIVE YOU ADVICE FOR YOUR OWN SHITTY SAKE. STOP PUBLISHING SHIT ARTICLES LIKE YOU ALWAYS DO, BEFORE BIGHIT AND ARMY TAKE THIS AS A SERIOUS MATTER!!

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        Paul is shit sorry not sorry

        For now? Bitch what the fuck do you mean, “for now”?

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        Fuck you

        PSY didn’t form BTS. BTS didn’t have plastic surgery. BTS aren’t plagiarising. Rap monster isn’t going solo. And Armies aren’t just people who ‘blow’ their money on billboards.

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        BTS's Biggest Troll (Makes me LOL)

        Paul…Listen just because an artist starts a solo career doesn’t mean he has to leave the group. It may be popular thing to happen in America where the artist will leave to do solo but honestly in Korea (possibly other places too) its normal for multiple members to have solo careers. (i.e. Highlight, Big Bang, Super Junior, etc all have members that have solo careers but are still together has a group) Swear you just wanna drag BTS. STOP trolling lol

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      fuck bts hate they're great

      but bro he said would did the mofo change it istg

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      Kharol

      Ok, Paul Resnikoff lets go. BTS COULD NOT HAVE POSSIBLY GOTTEN PLATIC SURGERY IN THEIR LIFETIME!! They came from poverty and poor families as well as a poor entertainment company, when would they possibly have had time to get it? THEY WERE IN POVERTY. If they had gotten it it would have been after they got famous and started making more money and people would have noticed. Even so, if they had gotten surgery ARMY would still stand by their side. I would say more but your stupid brain couldn’t comprehend the “smarter” phrases. I wouldn’t waste another minute on you.

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    ?

    ‘All your BTS articles are so negative. Do you lack self love, is that why you try to bring others down?

    And ofc, you had to bring Rap monsters “solo” career into it. HE’S NOT GOING SOLO JUST CAUSE HE MADE MUSIC WITH WALE. LMAO.

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      Anonymous

      Omg Ikr every article of his is stating that oh is Rap Monster testing the solo waters, does he have thoughts on leaving?

      LIKE NO N-O
      WHY WOULD HE LEAVE NOW? IT’S ONLY BEEN 4 YEARS AND TO BE HONEST, ALL THEIR HARD WORK IS BEING GREATLY APPRECIATED AS OF NOW AND THEY ARE BLOWING UP!!
      RAP MONSTER WOULD NOT EVEN HAVE THOUGHTS OF LEAVING, ALSO HE’S GROWN QUITE ATTACHED TO THE MEMBERS SO I DON’T SEE THAT HAPPENING ANYTIME SOON. SO STOP WORRYING OTHER ARMY’s WITH YOUR POORLY WRITTEN ARTICLES AND START DRAMA SOMEWHERE ELSE !

      ok bye

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    Anonymous

    No need to be salty that they have more success than you’ll ever have. Peace out.

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    Kk

    I don’t know how to report you but I’ll find out some way. This whole article is biased. Yes Psy did make kpop more recognised but there’s other kpop groups that are doing that too. “Psy is encouraging rap monster to go solo” wtf? They’ll stay a group forever. I’m not an army but at least I don’t hate and pretend to be a fan. Kpop is not all about Psy and westerners are liking kpop because they like the uniqueness and talent not just because of “Psy” introducing them to it.
    You need help, why would you waste your time making a biased untruthful article? You clearly don’t have a life and are jealous of other people success.

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    Someone

    Go to Soompi and learn how to write an unbiased and professional article. I understand that you mawy find it hard, but if you still want to keep your job as the “CEO” of some small degenerate comapny so called “Digital Music News”, then you better learn how to do so, before one of your employees raises through the ranks and surpasses you.

    Just in case you do not know how to write one, or Google “Soompi”, here is the link. Simply click it. Get your mouse, hover over the link, and ‘click’ on it. Not hard, rather simple, but I understand that degenerates are attention-whores who simply seek attention for a small, good-for-nothing company who will never be able to realise what it is like to be ‘appreciated’

    https://www.soompi.com/2017/05/10/psy-praises-bts-gives-advice-regards-recognition-overseas/

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    That's quite disappointing, actuallt

    I didn’t want to comment, but I’ve always wondered why you were so silent on their latest wins. You sure as heck didn’t report on them being the very first k pop group to win Shorty awards and now nominated on Billboards. They are circulating like crazy and here you are, reporting on the things you can pick on.

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    CaughtJin'sKiss

    I didn’t want to click but I wanted to inform ARMYs and anyone else irritated with his bating methods. Don’t comment and don’t click on his work. He thrives on our buzz. If we HAVE to discuss this trash we can misspell his name on twitter and discuss it there. But for sure he is bating for clicks AND comments with his choice of words. He reels everyone in with a mixture of reporting on success and misleading information. I say #boycott digital music news. We aren’t stupid, we see what he’s doing, it’s ONLY puzzling as to why he gets away with it so smugly.
    On twitter I’ll name him Paul Resn and I hope everyone else does too, one person can screenshot his articles so we can monitor if he’s gone over the slander line and needs to be reported to BigHit.
    What do you guys think?

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    jjk

    aS ALways, no matter how good the articles of BTS in other Sites, Paul Motherf*cker always finds way to make the success into a negative one. Well, expected to bitterPaul. Btw, I am always wondering, who is your favorite kpop group or kpop artist? maybe you are bitter because the artist that you didn’t will succeed is gaining lots of attention now. be professional, dude. Be fair. And stop making your way to the top thru BTS.

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    srsly stop using bts to make your website relevant, bitch

    stop copying allkpops article and adding some shits into it
    “without PSY, BTS probably wouldn’t exist” why wouldnt bts exist without psy?did he form bts? get your facts straight
    STOP USING BTS’ NAME TO MAKE YOURSELF RELEVANT. #BTSBBMAS
    and rapmons not going solo
    i really hope the money antis paid you are enough
    paul resnik-FUCK-off
    but anyhow i’ll support psy’s new album!

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    .I.

    Guys, if u pay more attention to this dumbass, the more he’s receiving money from his horrible articles so if ever you see him posts like this again, much better to leave it & ignore it. We all know how successful BTS is so no need to argue with this old trash that has lack of love towards his self. Let’s go back to our home, laugh together and vote for BANGTAN. 

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    Paul Resnikoff

    “Of course, without PSY, BTS probably wouldn’t exist. ”

    See what I did there? I need your attention, guys!

    C’mon! I need your views and clicks!

    Make me rich, K-Poppers! LOLz!

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    ARMY if you want stop seeing these articles, stop coming and giving him revenue.

    I dont even read the articles here. I just scroll past to see armys who dont get the hate clicks ARE STILL CLICKS. You shouldn’t come here when you see him write. Hes not even anti, hes an oppurtunist. You traffic is more valuable than anything. You guys are old enough to know how the internet works.

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    ***

    Reads the title — PSY Congratulates BTS..
    Reads the news channel name — DMN (*thinks* no way DMN praises BTS)
    Reads the article — Yes I’m right!!

    You always bring in some crap when it comes to BTS, don’t you?
    “Of course, without PSY, BTS probably wouldn’t exist. ” – I guess you mistook Bang PDnim with PSY!
    If not, it is high time you stop writing any article and start from your elementary.

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    21armies at thedisco

    Psy put South Korea in the map? Seriously psy is literally a joke. South Korea and all the Asian countries do not need white people’s validation to be put on the map… Of course it’s good that Asian music is getting more and more popular among westerners but it was always special for us .In fact psy made K-pop look like a joke. Just because he is popular in the western world doesn’t mean he is better than the other Asian artists. BTS, EXO, Big Bang have way much more skills and songs with much more substance. In fact Korean artists like IU, akmu , crush, zionT, day6 , busker busker, 10 Cm etc who hardly have any international recognition are the ones who make Korean Music special and it will always remain special whether you westerners like it or not.
    And plz stop the rapmonster is going solo thing. He, suga and jhope all released their individual mixtapes and all the members have been supportive of it. V had started an acting career and suga recently produced another singers track. In K-pop groups it’s very common to have solo activities…Plz do some research Paul before writing whatever comes to your head.

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      Paul Resnikoff

      ‘Putting [location] on the map’ is a rap expression. For example, Drake put Toronto on the map. Or, Eminem put Detroit on the map. Same with PSY. Actually, he put Gangnam on the map, too!

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      Bye Felicia

      I think PSY is funny as in a joke. EXO pulled me in, SHINee pulled me down, and groups like Big Bang, BTS, U-Kiss, Monsta X, and GOT7 keep me coming back for more. Western music is a joke these days and I am so glad I have found these amazing KPOP artists to inspire me to live a better, fuller life.

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    Please use some logic

    1. BTS would probably still exist without psy, just not be as popular. Maybe even more popular, who knows

    2. If RapMon was “attempting” to go solo with Change, he had a shitty way of doing so. If he really wanted to test the waters for going solo, the song would’ve had actual promotion and people would have to pay for the song. Views don’t dictate success of a song, it’s sales. And Rap Monster surely knows that. But the song was dropped out of nowhere and it was available on soundcloud, he was not attempting to go solo. Quit mentioning it, you’re just making yourself look stupid.

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      Seriously I Smell Food

      I think that was just a collab and not him trying to go solo (just saying)

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    bts trash

    Oh come on now, PSY didnt help BTS much less mentor them. And yes BTS would exist without PSY because BANG PD NIM made BTS not PSY. Please get your facts straight before posting a unethical biased article.

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    You're an IDIOT

    I read all the article just to see when will you mention Rap Monster out of no where. I started to think that you’re a psycho. You love getting harsh comments. Thats why you keep writing like this.
    Btw what is Twice? What is Exo? World knows nothing about them!
    You’re an IDIOT!!!!

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    MUST READ

    GUYS, I ALWAYS TELL THIS. IF U PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THIS IDIOT, THE MORE HE’LL RECEIVE MONEY FROM HIS HORRIBLE ARTICLES SO PLS IGNORE AND LEAVE THIS PAGE ALREADY BC WE KNEW BTS ALL ALONG THAN PAUL DICKHEAD SO PLS LEAVE THIS PAGE IMMEDIATELY AND TELL IT OTHERS. IT’S USELESS IF U KEEP ON ARGUING BC HE WILL STILL KEEP ON DOING THIS SHIT. NAH, I’M OUT AND VOTE INSTEAD.

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    BTS SLAYS YOUR LIFE, PAUL.

    WOULD YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT RAP MONSTER LEAVING THE GROUP! IT’S NOT HAPPENING!!!!

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    Mello

    They not just end after you stated the fact?. Why add personal opinion afterwards?

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      liya

      listen here paul dude what is your problem?? r u even a journalist cuz due this is not ethical u r biased.why do u keep on trying to put bts down if attention is what you want i suggest i stop defaming bts and actually write true facts and people will like you for your work you should be ashamed of yourself your are an imposter this is the way a journalist act

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      Bye Felicia

      I think you are delusional. Namjoon isn’t as selfish as that. Not only is he a talented artist with a brain (which a brain and talent are obviously something you are lacking), he is a wise and considerate leader. So, don’t hold your breath for those fantasy apologies.

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      Btsarmy4life

      Just a quick question why do you hate bts so much? What exactly have they done.I understand that you don’t find their music appealing but that’s not a valid reason to hate a group of young Asian artists.Their songs actually have deep meanings(except fire dope and some of their lame title tracks ). Check out NO, tomorrow, dead leaves, hold me tight,butterfly(including translations) that might change your mind

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      anon

      if you apologise to bts and their fans for all these biased, negative and probably slanderous articles first, youre not innocent here

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      Wake up ARMY

      You do know he’s not and he want be any time soon. Why would anyone apologize your the one bashing BTS but ignoring the victories they get, your mad sorry bae!

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      BTS's Biggest Troll (Makes me LOL)

      Paul, listen I’ll only apologize IF the group disbands because of Namjoon’s solo career. (cause that’s what you’re saying will happen if he goes solo) So, I don’t think that apology is ever coming. STOP TROLLING!!!! All your trolling is making me choke on ma carrots!

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    ALRIGHT

    There are so many things wrong with this article, most of which is born of ignorance and misinterpretation. PSY was not the first Korean pop act to penetrate the US market (SNSD?), and although he might be considered the “King of Kpop,” nowhere within his interview even mentioned BTS as his disciples, Psy as their music lord-mentor.
    Pay more attention to the entire situation rather than MAKING ASSUMPTIONS AND JUMPING TO CERTAIN CONCLUSIONS BY CHERRY PICKING QUOTES TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT. Isn’t that the essence of good journalism?
    Also at least half the member have solo ventures that include producing, music writing, and acting.

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    Lala

    Father of kpop lol…. psy actually made kpop look like some kind of joke. I have never heard anyone joining the kpop fandom because of psy. If you ask any kpop fan which artist made them fall in love with the genre ppl will say SNSD,big bang, bts exo or any other group but definitely not psy. Yes psy introduced the many to kpop but he did not make them fall for it.Unlike psy bts actually made non k-pop fans like me love kpop. Being a metal and alternative fan i never thought i wud actually like kpop but bts proved me wrong. If u do some research you will realize that 70 per cent of bts fans are non Asians where at least 60 percent joined the kpop community through bts.

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    rap monster is not leaving BTS (aimed at paul)

    why do you hate BTS so much paul and why are you still obsessed with the idea that rap monster is leaving BTS because that will never happen x

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    ARMY

    honestly i am giving you advice before the most loyal , amazing fan-base come to shut you down , you need to stop making articles which are so unprofessional and just stop bringing negativity towards BTS because that’s not what there about man .

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    CEO OF DMN

    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW TO REPORT THIS PATHETIC UGLY CREATURE? TOGETHER WITH HIS PATHETIC CREW? I WANT THIS WEBSITE TO SHUT THE FUCKING DOWN. THANK YOU.

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    Wake up ARMY

    Stop coming here comments and giving his page attention. Have you notice he always try to throw the rap monster thing in the end to make you get mad a comment. It’s his method. No other article he wrote gets any attentions please ARMY stop coming here. He using us and Bts to get his page fame because he can’t do it on his own.

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    bnwbdf

    Your article is so bias and unfair. Psy is pretty good senior singer. And we respect all artists. Fanwar is something cannot avoid, but many many many ARMYs are mannered, never start the war firstly. We prefer to support BTS not to argue even curse other fans. And most important RM is not solo and his collaboration with Wale is super awesome! Their songs are highly qualified by music magazines and experts. You don’t ever get knowledge of BTS to write all BTS articles. I think you just like your bias who in the big companies.

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    Anonymous

    If you ever watched that hidden camera video, you would’ve known that Rap Monster didn’t even hesitate to chose BTS over his solo career. So whatever your attempts at dissing him, stop them. Of course members put out solo tracks and if you really want to know what the definition of fail is, check your articles again.

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      BTS's Biggest Troll (Makes me LOL) ((This aimed at Paul in case y'all see it around))

      PREACH GIRLLLLLL!!!!!!!! Link that dam video here!

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    Paul ? You ? Dumb ? Shit

    Oh for god’s fucking sake, just STOP!!
    Seriously, did your mother drop you on your head when you were a baby?! Pathetic!

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    Let's not forget Wiz Khalifa preformed at the MNET awards

    Ayo, it’s Hitman Bang introduces the second addition.

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