BigHit Music, the agency of K-pop juggernaut BTS, has unveiled additional details about the impending military enlistment of RM, V, Jimin, and Jungkook.
In a statement released on Tuesday, December 5, BigHit Music confirmed that the four members would be fulfilling their mandatory military service soon. According to the label, RM and V would follow their respective military enlistment procedures. Meanwhile, Jimin and Jungkook are scheduled to enlist simultaneously.
[공지] 방탄소년단 군 입대 안내 (RM, 지민, V, 정국) (+ENG/JPN/CHN)https://t.co/CMDlPdWFta
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) December 5, 2023
Furthermore, the agency announced that there would be no official event on the day of their entry into the military. Additionally, BigHit Music emphasized that entrance ceremonies are private affairs that should only be attended solely by military personnel and the members’ families. With this, fans were strongly advised against visiting the site to prevent any potential issues like crowding.
“Please convey your warm regards and encouragement in your hearts only,” the agency said.
Moreover, BigHit Music also cautioned fans against purchasing any tours or products that unlawfully utilized BTS intellectual property. As such, they also vowed to take necessary legal actions against any commercial activity involving these unauthorized use of IPs.
At the end of their statement, the agency asked for the fans’ continued love and support for the BTS members until they return from finishing their respective military services. “Our company will also strive to provide all the support they need during this time,” they said.
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In November, BigHit Music announced that members—RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook— have already initiated the military enlistment process.
Notably, the four are the only remaining members of the seven-piece act who are yet to commence their military service. Earlier enlistments saw Jin, the oldest member, start his enlistment in December 2022. Then, he’s followed by j-hope in April 2023 and Suga in September 2023.
In their latest post, BigHit Music also didn’t disclose the enlistment dates and sites of the members. Although there are reports from South Korean media outlets that RM and V will enlist on December 11, while Jimin and Jungkook will follow on December 12. On top of that, there’s also speculation as to what divisions and which boot camps the members will enlist. But BigHit Music refused to confirm any reports.
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👨💼According to reports, RM and V will enlist on Dec 11th. V applied to Capital Defense Command, RM will enlist in Nonsan Training Center on the same day. Jimin and Jungkook will be enlist through 5th Division's boot camp on Dec 12th.
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— star_jin (@nightstar1201) December 4, 2023
With all the BTS members enlisting before 2023 ends, there’s a high possibility that all seven will have finished their services by 2025. In a previous livestream, RM assured fans that the group will “be back for sure” in 2025.
In September 2023, all seven members of BTS renewed their contract with BIGHIT Music for the second time.
Featured image: RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook for the group’s 2022 Festa photos. Credit: Facebook/BTS