It’s been long speculated that BTS‘s Jungkook is collaborating with his HYBE labelmate, Australian singer-songwriter The Kid LAROI.
Previously, Jungkook showed his support for The Kid LAROI, covering his hit song “STAY,” featuring Justin Bieber, during a live broadcast in 2021. He also attended The Kid LAROI’s set during Coachella 2023 in April.
jungkook caught on coachella stream SO TINY pic.twitter.com/UPgdH3AdWD
— koo ★ (@kootopus) April 16, 2023
Finally, in September, The Kid LAROI reposted Jungkook’s “STAY” cover on his Instagram story with the caption “ ” after two years. This provoked even more rumors.
THE KID LAROI shared a video of Jungkook singing “Stay” (Jungkook’s live from 2021) on his Instagram Story with caption:
— Golden Times (@JJK_Times) September 27, 2023
Now, The KID LAROI has confirmed it with new posts. He posted a photo of himself with Jungkook.
— charlton (@thekidlaroi) October 8, 2023
The Kid LAROI finally confirmed the collaboration speculations with a new post. He shared a teaser on TikTok, featuring himself, BTS’s Jungkook, and British rapper Central Cee. He revealed the single is called “TOO MUCH,” and it will be released on October 20.
@thekidlaroi TOO MUCH w/ @안녕하세요전정국입니다반갑습니다30자채우려고이렇게길게적어 & @CentralCee OCTOBER 20TH 🖤😌 pre-order link in bio! ALBUM IN NOVEMBER — it’s finally time… #toomuch #tft ♬ original sound – The Kid LAROI.
The video went viral with over 1M views at the time of writing, capturing the attention of ARMYs. Yet, something else caught their attention. In the caption, The Kid LAROI tagged the artists, and Jungkook’s newly changed username is so long that some even initially thought that The KID LAROI had attempted to write a message in Hangul.
Watch the full teaser below.
— charlton (@thekidlaroi) October 10, 2023