The K-pop superstar group BTS is taking a break. The South Korean boy band announced their decision over a long dinner they filmed and shared on social media.
"I always thought that BTS was different from other groups, but the problem with K-pop and the whole idol system is that they don't give you time to mature," RM
In the video, the seven members of BTS sit at a long table with a spread of food and drinks. Balloons and the words "BTS Festa" decorate on the wall.
They've recently used their influence to send a message against anti-Asian hate at the White House last month.
But after all this time, their work has felt more robotic, according to Jin.
"I have my own hobbies, too, and things I want to do on my own," he said.
Suga said in the video that it's been a real struggle to even come up with lyrics that mean something.
For the band to go on, they need to take a step back and grow and mature as individuals, they said.