IT’S ALL HAPPENING SO FAST. WHERE IS MY WIG? DID YOU SEE MY BAG???
Last week, k-pop stans collectively lost our shit over the news that boy band BTS would be performing at the American Music Awards–and mayhaps even making an appearance on Ellen! THEN we found out they’re dropping a lit new remix of “Mic Drop” with Steve Aoki and Desiigner, and our #shook souls shattered all over again. But now, just as we’d managed to scrape our brains off the fucking wall, we get steamrolled with yet another Mindblowing Nugget of Information: Big Hit Entertainment has confirmed that the boys are going to be on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
That’s right: Jimmy Kimmel! As in the biggest freaking late-night talk show in America! Everyone watches Jimmy Kimmel at least casually–your parents! Your upstairs neighbors! Your cousin’s wife’s drug dealer! I normally disapprove of exclamation points but I CAN’T STOP USING THEM!!!
Also now I’m imagining BTS pulling adorable pranks on small children, “I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy”-style. So THANKS for that, ABC. How exactly am I supposed to sleep when I’m this goddamn giddy?
Per All K-pop, BTS will appear on the show to hold a free outdoor mini-concert as part of the “Jimmy Kimmel Live! concert series,” which has featured the likes of Lady Gaga, Adele, Drake, and Elton John. According to the ticketing website Iota, the boys will perform on November 15th at 5:45 PM, the Wednesday before their stage on the American Music Awards. Unfortunately, it looks like the event’s already sold out–because of course–but the rest of us fans can still catch the concert when it airs!
Come, ARMY: let us keyboardsmash our enthusiasm until the Internet breaks. BTS is primed just take over the pop world, y’all. Bieber should be shaking in his boots.
Speaking of the Biebz, I hope Jungkook gets to meet him. My bias finally face-to-face with his bias. Iconic.
Until then, enjoy this frankly DELIGHTFUL video of BTS talking to Desiigner at the BBMAS.