BTS & Papa Mochi Are Reunited! (2023)


In this extended interview, James welcomes BTS back to the Late Late Show couch after not seeing each other in person for 2 years and RM cuts to the chase to clear the air with Papa Mochi. After, James congratulates the band on their GRAMMY nomination and AMA wins before asking if they still get nerves before their performances. And the big question of the night: has Baby Mochi been in the gym?!

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Welcome back to the late late show, please welcome here to the stage, the grammy nominated bts.

So give us one more one more star jump.

Go on here.

We go.

Look at you, bless you.

I am so thrilled to see you.

We have had the best day filming with you you being here is always a thrill for us.

It's been two years since we all saw each other in the flesh, and I couldn't be happier to see you.

How are you doing? How is everybody are we all? Are we all well and good? You know, it's so good to be back we're, very well, it's throat.

But james how about you you've been some in some hot water with armies? Are you all right? Is that all right? Jinx? Oh she never walked does.

Everybody does everybody know what happened what this was? So we we, um, we said that we thought that we we did two jokes, which I didn't think were in any way to anybody where we said that we thought it was unusual that you were kicking off the uh, the un.

Summit with a performance.

And we said, and this was this was where I think it was wrong.

We said that your fans were 15 year old girls, which of course, isn't true because I'm 43 years old, and I consider myself to be one of the biggest bds bts fans on planet earth.

But um, yeah, it was uh.

It was.

I've never been on that side of the army before and whoa.

The first I knew about it was when reggie sent me a text? Do you remember reg? Yeah, yeah.

Yeah, yeah.

I was just like, hey, are you? Okay? And I was like well, someone's just told me that they hope I die today, which did feel extreme.

It did feel extreme in response to what I thought were two quite harmless jokes, not which we never wanted to be at anyone's expense.

Because I I hope you know this, we absolutely love you.

And we love the entire army.

We do we do.

We've got you an army right? Yeah.

I consider the bts army to be an apt.

I mean, I've seen them at their absolute best they when they are a true force for good like they have supported charities that I support at home and they're amazing.

And I I don't know, the prospect of doing anything that may have upset them was I I didn't enjoy that feeling, and I hope they know that we would never do it and john's is all right? We appreciate your apology there right here we love you.

We love you.

We absolutely love it.

We do I'm glad we played am.

I still am.

I still, papa.




Am I still puppy, yeah, yeah.

You used to do it.

His answer is like, I believe you now.

Now, listen let's.

Talk about this today, a huge day you received your second grammy nomination today, best pop duo.

I feel like ever since you landed in los angeles, it's just been non-stop for you.

You were at the harry styles concert.

You were hanging out with lizzo.

And this is incredible.

You won three american music awards, which congratulations an amazing achievement, like I see how hard you work all the time.

How do you rest? How do you guys rest? See, papa, mushi, potto and watch papamuchi video, no, you don't and don't.

You don't, you start with gotta pop on watch your voice.

No, this isn't true.

So lying, yeah, it's, an absolute song.

This is amazing you're gonna play four sold-out shows at the sofa, which is stadium, you know, that's where the super bowl is going to be this year it's, arguably the kind of greatest venue in america.

Certainly in california at the moment, I'm interested to know at this point, you know, your fans are so dedicated to you.

You've played so many shows do you still? Do you still ever get nervous? Do you still ever suffer from stage fright at all who gets the most nervous? How you feel how you feel? Okay, I feel jk you.

We were getting on so well, when we were doing our sketch today, I said, I said to jungkook, I honestly believe this jungle.

I think he could be a movie star.

Thank you.

Sir can I tell you? I think more than because we obviously when everybody all of us went through a huge, um change in our lives.

The last two years, you know, just a few months ago, this set wasn't here, we were shooting somewhere else.

We're in a garage.

There was no audience all these things can I tell you? And I told you this earlier today, and I think I'll tell you now publicly.

I don't think there is an act on planet earth who did more for their fans who put more work and effort into their remote performances than you guys did over the last two years, the work that you did.

But I think about the performance you did on the grammys the performances you did for us here.

Everything felt so bespoke.

Everything felt so um, precise.

It was absolutely brilliant.

I mean, how important was that sugar? How important was that for you as a band to put that level of effort into your performances foreign? Do you feel like do you feel like it's brought you this? This period of time away away from fans away from touring away from travel v? Do you feel like it's brought you closer together as a as a group I'll, be honest, you feel closer together than I think any time I've seen you in the in the last six years I've loved seeing you after sort of not seeing you for a couple of years.

But I I want to take a minute to talk about my baby, mochi friends, because is it just me? And you tell me if he's gonna not tell me the truth, I feel like the baby emoji's been hitting.

The gym is this true is this true? I feel like I feel there was a moment today.

I won't tell you too much about it.

I ended up carrying jimin across the street.

And I thought my boy's been working out is this true? Have you been in the gym have you been? Um, just running or climb stairs? Right? Yeah.

I like to exercise, but I feel.

Gee, oh, I feel like this.

You've been putting some work into the guns here.

Can we look at this? Look at this come on, you gotta touch his thighs, it's, it's.

So thick, like like, I got to ask permission like a concrete jimin how's.

The thighs working give me that full flex go come on and that's a piece of wood.

Yeah, there's a car, that's, a piece of wood.

Guys, guys.

I gotta tell you it is so great to have you back here in the studio you lift our entire crew.

You lift the entire audience, every time you're here.

Thank you for being here.

Thank you for always coming back to our show and show us the love.

It means the world to us stick around bts will be performing right here after the break don't, go anywhere.



Why is Jimin called Papa Mochi? ›

Mochi is known for being a sweet dessert as, despite being a rice cake, it usually contains ice cream and is eaten after meals or for snacks. Because of this, Jimin explained that the reason he picked the nickname for James all those years ago was, “Because, he's so sweet!” Your browser does not support video.

Who is Papa in BTS? ›

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What is the meaning of Papa Mochi? ›

"Papa Mochi" trended worldwide after BTS Jimin called James Corden with the nickname. During BTS Carpool with James Corden, James asked BTS about their nickname and he pointed out he knew Jimin's nickname which is "Mochi". Jimin reacted in adorable way upon being called "Mochi" before calling him "Papa Mochi".

Who is the old Mochi in BTS? ›

During their fun interaction, Corden came to know that Jimin's nickname is Mochi and it did not take him long to call Jimin, Mochi. Anyone who is a die-hard fan of Jimin knows that he is a hilarious person! So when Corden called him Mochi, he ended up nicknaming Corden "Papa Mochi".

Why is Jimin's voice feminine? ›

Explanation: It's his voice. Jimin naturally has very good vocal tone and support in his upper register, and can effortlessly pull off singing higher notes even at a lower volume as in the clip posted, which a few other BTS gents can equally do just as well in that range (as layered in the hook).

What was the issue between Papa Mochi and BTS? ›

BTS ARMY slam James Corden for calling K-Pop group's appearance at the UN 'unusual'; revoke his title 'papa mochi' for calling fanbase '15-year-old girls' James Corden's joke about the BTS attending the UN General Assembly has not gone down too well with ARMY and the Twitter tend is proof.

Who is the guy who left BTS? ›

J-Hope is only leaving to serve his military enlistment duty. In the same Weverse announcement, Big Hit added, “Both the company and the members of BTS are looking forward to reconvening as a group again around 2025 following their service commitment.”

Why is Namjoon called Daddy? ›

Being called a “Daddy” is meant to be a compliment- RM is 🔥 AF, an extremely attractive MAN inside and out.

Who is the BTS prince? ›

BTS Jimin is indeed the pride of his hometown and it is no surprise to see him being referred as the Prince of Busan.

What are BTS nicknames? ›

The band is also sometimes referred to as the Bulletproof Boys Scouts because of how “Bangtan Sonyeondan” translates to English. Finally, the boys are also nicknamed as the “Bangtan Boys” because of the first half of their full name.

Who is baby mochi in K-pop? ›


Who is the cake fairy of BTS? ›

Jimin himself is also known as the "cake fairy" of BTS for all the times he brought in cake for the members' birthdays.

Who calls Jimin baby Mochi? ›

After some explanation from RM regarding what a Mochi is, Jimin became the Baby Mochi to James Corden's Papa Mochi. “Mochi's like ice cream inside, rice on the outside — Mochi,” James Corden said, pointing to Jimin. Jimin responded, saying, “You're Papa Mochi.

Who is the cookie of BTS? ›

Cooky, created by Jungkook, is a rabbit with attitude. He works out a lot and imagines that he transforms into a huge muscle man when he gets angry. Jungkook is known for his endless gym workouts to maintain his six-pack, so in his initial sketches, he drew a rabbit with a six-pack.

Who is most feminine in BTS? ›

Jimin is perhaps the most feminine out of all the members and leaves a "Jimin effect"on global audiences. Jimin has actually become one of the most popular celebrities in Korea and globally many people refer to him.

Why does Jimin attract so many males? ›

Jimin is known for his beautiful dance lines and was a top ranking student in his art high school. Once Jimin starts to dance, everyone is immersed in his beauty. It is our natural instinct to be attracted to beauty no matter how feminine or masculine it may be.

Who is more talkative in BTS? ›

RM: When he's talkative, he's the most talkative. Always wants to be free. Easygoing. But still takes care of the things he has to take care of. Sometimes I wonder, is he really the oldest?

What does Jimin struggle with? ›

In a recent MV Sketch released by BangtanTV, the idol opened up about his heartbreaking struggles with depression and a strict diet and how preparing for his first solo album Face, and, in particular, for his track Set Me Free Pt.

Why did Jimin cry at the concert? ›

Because the ARMY noticed Jimin coughing and holding his throat throughout the concert, they believed that the reason he cried wasn't because of the song's message, but because he wasn't feeling well and couldn't sing the song as powerfully as he usually does.

What did BTS buy their parents? ›

Before this as well, the members have gifted their families lavish houses in Seoul city. Jin also got his parents a house worth 3.4 million USD in Hannam The Hill, the same complex in which BTS members live. RM, J-Hope and V have also reportedly bought houses for their parents and families in Seoul.

Which BTS manager got fired? ›

BTS: Jin shared that he was fired from the company he joined as game planner. For those who are not aware, Jin is collaborating with MapleStory, an online game developed by the South Korean company Wizet.

Who was the ex BTS member? ›

Kim Ji-hum almost became the 8th member of the popular boy band BTS, but he was cut off from the group.

Who will go to military after Jin? ›

After Jin, K-pop star J-hope is all set to begin his mandatory military service. He will soon start his basic training at an army boot camp.

Why does Namjoon not want kids? ›

Having children is a huge responsibility that lasts forever. RM was able to acknowledging that it may not be in his best interest to have children. Also having children is kind of the status quo in several cultures and is the expected for a lot of people.

Why is RM called God? ›

BTS' RM, also known as Namjoon, has earned the nickname of 'God of Destruction' because of his power to practically break anything and everything.

Who is Namjoon biggest fan? ›

Jungkook is RM's biggest fanboy and no one can convince me otherwise.

Who is royal blood in BTS? ›

Idols Jin and Suga are related to Joseon dynasty aristocrats, while V's ancestor is King Sinmu of Silla.

Are any BTS members royal blood? ›

BTS Jin and V

Jin and V or Kim Seokjin and Kim Taehyung can easily be considered distant relatives as they both belong to the Gwangsan Kim Clan (光山金氏/ 광산김씨), a very prominent clan in Joseon dynasty (1312–1910). This clan traces its roots from one royal prince in Later Silla Dynasty (668–935).

Who is the delete king of BTS? ›

Kim Taehyung may be the 'Delete King' of BTS but whenever the K-pop star shares an Instagram post, he makes sure to give ARMYs good content.

Why is Suga called Agust? ›

In order to differentiate his work from that of his work as Suga, he developed the alter ego "Agust D", which is derived from the initials DT, short for his birthplace, Daegu Town, and "Suga" spelled backwards.

What is a funny name for BTS? ›

chim chim,mochi,jiminie,Christian chim chim,jiminie Pabo,dooly,jam-less man,etc. God of destruction,pink monster,dance monster,dimple monster,rap monnie,pocket monster,rap mon.,etc. Hobi,j-horse,hoseok,sunshine,j-farmer,j-dope,smile Hoya,bangtan's hope,your hope and angel,etc.

Who is the first BTS ARMY girl? ›

With this, ARMYs branded "Mishika Huya," the fan who believed in BTS, and brought 33 fans to their first fan meet as BTS' original Y/N. ARMYs are thankful for the love and support she gave to the boys and hoped for another interaction between them.

What is mochi English? ›

noun. mo·​chi ˈmō-chē : a doughlike mass made from cooked and pounded glutinous rice used in Japan as an unbaked pastry.

What does mochi girl mean? ›

What is the meaning of the name Mochi? The name Mochi is primarily a gender-neutral name of Japanese origin that means Japanese Rice Cake.

What is mochi called in Japan? ›

Mochi sweets or mochigashi (餅菓子) are traditional Japanese confectioneries made from glutinous rice, non-glutinous regular white rice, kudzu starch, or bracken starch. Many kinds of mochi sweets are stuffed with red bean paste, but there are some that do not include the red bean filling.

Who is cutest mochi? ›

Jimin earned the nickname “mochi” because he is undeniably as cute as the sweet treat.

Who is the cutest member of BTS? ›

Speaking of Jungkook, he is unarguably the cutest member of the K-pop band. He is also the youngest member of the band and all the members adore him.

Why Jungkook is called Bunny? ›

Bunny. This nickname was given to him because he looks like an adorable bunny when he smiles.

Who is strawberry in BTS? ›

Through RM's comments fans learned that Jin calls himself the 'strawberry chef,' the rapper wrote: "I see you've gone to prove your 'Strawberry chef title, kindly get some strawberries for me when you come back." RM: I see you've gone to prove your 'Strawberry Chief' title !

Who is sold out fairy of kpop? ›

Sold out king of kpop of all time: Kim Taehyung, better known by his moniker V, has been dubbed the “out-of-stock fairy” because his merchandise is almost always the first to sell out in the seven-member group.

Who said fake cake in BTS? ›

Jin completely exposed Jimin's cake, he started singing out “Fake-u Cake!” to the tune of “Fake Love” in hilarious fashion.

How many kids does Jimin want? ›

Jimin wants three sons while Jungkook would like to have one son and one daughter.

What is Jimin's nickname by ARMY? ›

Every Single Nickname That Fans Call BTS Jimin, And The Meaning Behind Them
  • ChimChim. When BTS were on American Hustle Life, Tony Jones came up with this nickname. ...
  • Jiminie and Park Jiminie. ...
  • Christian Chim Chim. ...
  • Mochi. ...
  • JM. ...
  • Diminie. ...
  • Dooly. ...
  • Mang gae ddeok.
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What was Jimin's stage name supposed to be? ›

Jimin. In a 2015 interview, Jimin revealed that he almost used a stage name before his debut with BTS. The name? Baby G.

What does BT21 stand for? ›

The name "BT21" is a combination of the group's name BTS and the 21st century. Member Suga commented that the name should represent both BTS and the 21st century so they would live for the next 100 years. BT21 was officially launched by Line Friends in October 2017.

What are Jungkook's nicknames? ›

BTS's Jungkook has been given nicknames such as Golden Maknae, Nochu, Baby Star Candy, and much more. One of the cutest nicknames is 'Baby Star Candy', and the backstory of how this became his nickname is super cute!

Why BT21 has 8 characters? ›

Rather than simply creating avatars of the physical appearance of artists, BT21 consists of 8 different charming characters created by BTS members, where all of them actively participated in the whole process from drawing sketches to elaboration."

What happened between Jimin and Papa Mochi? ›

The boy band performed their hit single Permission to Dance during their visit to the UN office. However, the remarks did not sit well with BTS fans and they immediately took to social media to slam James Corden for his joke. The fanbase also decided to cancel their endearing “Papa Mochi” nickname for the anchor.

What was Jimin's name supposed to be? ›

However, he also chose to adopt his birth name, Park Jimin, as his stage name. "I originally received a stage name. They gave me the name 'Baby G,' so I said I would use my real name," he said.

What does mochi in Korean mean? ›

Chapssaltteok 찹쌀떡

Chapssaltteok used to be called “mochi” among Koreans, but these days everybody calls this particular kind of rice cake “chapssaltteok.” The word mochi is a Japanese word that simply means “rice cake.”

Who is the cutest mochi in the world? ›

Jimin earned the nickname “mochi” because he is undeniably as cute as the sweet treat. In a recent poll conducted by Choeaedol, an idol ranking service, BTS Jimin ranked 1st as the male idol that is as cute as mochi.

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