K-pop star gives speech at the United Nations General Assembly; reveals how he overcome his own insecurities and depression
CRIMSON TAZVINZWA//Kim Nam-joon of the K-pop group BTS, has given a speech to the United Nations.
In an intro to one of our albums; there is a line that says: “My heart stopped when I was nine or ten”
Looking back; I think that’s when I started thinking what other people thought about me. I started seeing myself through their eyes. I stopped looking up at the night skies, and the stars.
I stopped daydreaming. Instead I just tried to jam myself into the molds that other people had made. There was a small voice inside of me that said; “Wake up man and start listening to yourself.” But it took me quite a long time to hear music calling my real name. Even after making the decision to join BTS, there were a lot of hurdles. Some people may not believe that. Some thought we were hopeless. And sometimes I just wanted to quit. But I think I was very lucky that I did all give it up.
I’m Kim Nam – joon and also a member of BTS. I’m an idol and an artist from a small town in Korea. Like many people; I have made many and plenty mistakes in my life. I have many more thoughts and many more fears. And I’m gonna embrace myself as hard as I can. And I’m starting to love myself gradually; and little by little.
What is your name? Speak yourself!
The artist, that goes by the name RM, spoke about how he overcome his own insecurities and urged other young people to do the same.
It’s the first time that a Korean pop music group have addressed the UN.
In May this year, BTS became the first K-pop band to top US album charts.