Roman Kemp has explained why his interview with BTS was never aired.
The 25-year-old was hit with major backlash after he called BTSs single with Nicki Minaj, IDOL, noise, and claimed that fans liked the band because of the members looks, rather than the music.
Roman sat down with RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, J-Hope, V and Suga for an interview – however, the chat was never aired on Capital FM.
Now, he has explained that the interview was cut because we didnt deem it necessary.
Speaking to Digital Spy, the radio presenter said: It got very personal for me and the second my mum was involved and my girlfriend was involved, I want to step away from that.
It created a realm of something I hadnt been aware of and there comes a point where someone has to go “enough”.
I dont want my mum receiving messages so Id rather just stop it there.
The Roman/BTS drama began earlier this year when Metro.co.uk asked whether BTS would be played on Capital.
The DJ told us: At the moment, that time hasnt come. I think that when that starts to happen, Ill understand [the phenomenon].
Its hard sometimes, because when you get bands like that that create this fandomania… are they there for the music, or are they there for what the kids look like? Especially in the K-pop world, where its about so much more than the singles they release. For us, its just the music.
This was stepped up after IDOL was played on Capital Breakfast, with Roman saying: That was BTS and Nicki Minaj, that noise you were just hearing there.
The star has since issued an apology for any offence caused.
Roman tweeted: The comments I have made have been widely twisted and labelled as something that they are not. I will accept 100% responsibility if some of the views I put across have been deemed offensive and to those I can only apologise. No offence was ever meant.
Its never my intention to garner negative energy for anyone let alone within the world of music that I love so dearly. However comments have started to now be aimed toward not only myself but my family and loved ones, I would please ask for this to stop.
I am sorry to anyone who may have been offended by any comment I have made toward BTS. I ask all BTS fans to know in their hearts that I have never thought anything negative of the band nor would I wont to stop the joy of spreading music.
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