Over the years, BTS has collaborated with several musicians like Steve Aoki, Becky G, and MAX but perhaps, their most successful collaboration was with Halsey. Halsey with BTS has always been everyone’s favorite as the two struck a close friendship while working on Boy With Luv. In turn, the peppy song became a universally loved chart-topping track with the pink-tastic music video becoming BTS’ second MV to cross one billion views on YouTube after DNA.
In a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, while discussing the one billion+ views for Boy With Luv, Halsey spoke candidly about her friendship with BTS revealing that she’s still in touch with them. Whenever anything big happens for the both of them, the 26-year-old singer and the septet congratulate each other and are also looking forward to the time they all can hang out again. “It’s kind of bittersweet that we’re off and can’t see each other because of the restrictions on travel right now, but they’re the best. I would work with them again one hundred thousand times,” the Without Me singer gushed to US Weekly.
Every time Halsey proved that she’s a member of BTS:
The start of it all. Halsey meets BTS at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, where she told them their videos were “the coolest.” The singer also gifts the group churros before they perform in front of an American audience for the first time. hence Halsey with BTS became a reality.
One day after Halsey performs in Seoul as part of her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom World Tour, the singer hangs out with the legendary boy band and posts pictures on Instagram to prove it.
“You know there was no way I’d come all the way to Seoul without seeing these guys,” the 24-year-old singer writes in a (since-deleted) post. “Can’t wait to see them play Staples Center!!! I’m HELLA proud.”
That same day, the singer also responds to a reaction to the photo on Twitter, saying she is “so lucky to know them” and “they inspire me so much.”
BTS and Halsey performed together for the first time, FRIENDSHIP PEAK ACHIEVED!
Halsey was nervous around Park Jimin?
Halsey is the first foreign artist to get a feature in the music video of BTS. Previously, there was Steve Aoki in Mic dropand Nicki Minaj for Idol but the shots were shot differently than the band. However, Halsey had to film the MV dancing with the band, which was the first of a kind feature. When one of the fans probed and question the singer about why she isn’t looking straight into Jimin’s eyes, she said she was ‘nervous’.
In the music video, at 2 minutes and 50 seconds, Halsey has to dance in the center alongside BTS’ Jimin. While Jimin smiles and makes eye contact, Halsey is focused on the key dance routine. This blink-and-miss scene from the MV made the fans curious. However, Halsey clarified many doubts of her followers.
When the fan asked her the question she gave an honest reply and wrote, “I was nervous!”. One fan asked, “Why were you nervous, you all are friends.?” She continued and clarified, “I wasn’t nervous about that! I was nervous cause I’ve never done choreography in a video before! But they were so awesome haha they made me so comfy and gassed me up.”
Halsey has defended BTS and ARMY on several occasions. She spoke in BTS’s defense when the septet was denied their rightful nomination at the Grammy Awards back in the year 2020. In the Zach Sang Show, she heaped praises on BTS and ARMY and called out critics who take undue advantage of the group’s popularity and fan-following. We stan a Queen!
We love BTS’s friendship with Halsey and want to see more collaborations between them in the future.