In between stellar performances of their hit "Butter" and the television debut of their single "Permission to Dance," BTS rose to the challenge of addressing a few of the internet's biggest "burning rumors" about the group on The Tonight Show this week.
In the first question, the group was asked about whether or not their fandom, ARMY, was almost called Bell instead. RM confirmed that the rumor was true. "When you say 'BTS,' it stands for 'bangtan' in Korean, not 'Beyond the Scene,' for your information," he revealed. "When you say 'bell' in Korean, it sounds like ‘bang-wool.' It starts with the same word 'bang.'" Despite the similarity in sound, RM shared his relief that they didn't end up going with Bell and chose ARMY instead. "Thank god. ARMY’s so much better, actually," he said.
Each of the group's members took turns answering questions about themselves, including Jin offering to make kimchi fried rice for Fallon and Suga confirming that the first album he ever purchased was an Eminem CD. And Jimin admitted that he nearly debuted under the name 'Baby J' instead of his own. “I had both Baby J and Baby G as an option," he said. "But when I thought about saying, ‘Hi, I’m Baby J,’ that sounded really weird, so I just decided to go on with my real name.”
In addition to answering questions about the group, BTS also chatted with Fallon about touring and working with Ed Sheeran on their new single "Permission to Dance," so be sure to check those out too!