Suga Reveals BTS’ ‘Tear’ Was Written Amid Thoughts of Breaking Up: ‘We Were Like, ‘We Can’t Do This”

BTS is one of the world’s biggest music groups, but things among its seven members haven’t always been smooth. In the Monday (Sept. 11) episode of Suga‘s Suchwita drinking show, he and V spoke of the darker times the group went through, with V noting that his exhaustion led him to have potentially harmful thoughts.

Trouble for BTS began around the release of 2018’s “Fake Love,” when tensions and exhaustion were at an all-time high for the stars as they started to received international recognition.


“We almost didn’t release ‘Fake Love,’ right?” V asked Suga.

“We were like, ‘We can’t do this.’ As we wrote ‘Tear’ [we thought], ‘We have to write a song like this … let’s write a song for our members.’ On the outside, ‘Tear’ is about a breakup between lovers, but actually ‘Tear’ was a message to the members [who considered disbanding],” Suga revealed.

He continued, “As we worked on the Love Yourself: Answer album, we were talking through contract renewals, then — as Namjoon [RM], J-Hope and I were writing ‘Tear’ — we sent a long text saying ‘Love you guys’ to you and Jung Kook.”

V recalled the sweet message and said it gave him and Jung Kook a push in the right direction. “After seeing that, Jung Kook and I found the will to continue. We got to think positively,” he added.

Watch V and Suga talk about BTS’ struggles in 2018 in the latest Suchwita episode above.

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