Rap Monster of K-pop boy group BTS has changed his stage name to RM, the group's agency said Tuesday.
The leader of the popular seven-member act announced the news in a post to a fan page Monday, according to Big Hit Entertainment.
"People started to call me 'Rap Monster,' which is part of lyrics I wrote when I was a trainee. I like the name," the 23-year-old wrote. "But I realized the name is far from the type of music I want to show you."
He also said that his new name is "a better fit for the music I pursue."
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RM, whose real name is Kim Nam-joon, is the group's main rapper and songwriter and had been using the previous name since the band debuted in 2013. (Yonhap)