The footage starts out with leader RM telling Aoki that they saw his “music video,” referring to the teaser for the remix, which will drop on Nov. 24. Jin jokingly imitates the electro house musician at his DJ booth. “That set was sick,” Aoki said. “I don’t know if you saw the ceiling, but it was changing colors.”
When the DJ shows the boys a tattoo that says “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” he jokes that his next tattoo will be for “MIC Drop.”
RM tells him that the group listened to his remix, and Suga gives him “three thumbs up.” Then the leader reveals that BTS will perform the remix on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday (Nov. 21), airing on Nov. 27. “So it’s going to be everywhere,” RM continues.
At one point, Suga snitched on his members, translating to Aoki that they were endearingly calling him “uncle” in Korean.
Both acts followed up their get-together by showing each other love on social media.
— ????? (@BTS_twt) November 21, 2017
My brothers!!!! Great seeing u guys today! Make sure you all watch their Ellen show Tuesday of my remix of Mic Drop live!! https://t.co/ms654lhvq0
— All Night Aoki (@steveaoki) November 21, 2017
Earlier this month, Aoki told Billboard that the BTS members are “geniuses.”
“They’re so creative on every level,” the DJ said, “on their dance, on their sound, on their style, their flow, creatively musically, creatively on the fashion tip.”
The two acts first crossed paths in May when BTS won the Top Social Artist award at the Billboard Music Awards. That win has upped the septet’s momentum in the States, resulting in their historic performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday as the first K-pop group to grace that stage. The group’s increasing popularity has attracted the attention of other celebrities, including Zedd, Jared Leto and Marshmello.
Watch Aoki’s meeting with BTS below.