The screams for K-pop superstars BTS were well heard before E! S Jason Kennedy and Tanya Rad were given the chance to interview them live on the red carpet before the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, May 1.
Before the group performed on BBMAs for the second time in two years – this time with co-workers Halsey, on their Hot 100 top 10 hit collab "Boy With Luv" – they talked to E! co-hosts about the musicians who they were most happy to meet on the show. In addition to Halsey, the group mentioned Drake, Madonna and "our friend Khalid."
Speaking of Halsey, the group also flashed the friendly bracelets that Halsey got them earlier this week and talked about the color scheme behind them. "Our cover on the album is pink, so she did it as white and pink," explained the group's RM. "It was like, so kind of her."
As to their brave appearance, all Beautiful, Jin, Jungkook, RM, Jimin and J-Hope were all adorned in Alexander McQueen.
Elsewhere on the red carpet, Swayus XM's Sway Calloway presented the group with the best social artist trophy, their third straight year winning the prize. "That means so much to us," RM raved. "We will do our best today. That's all we can do."
In addition to their best social artist profits, BTS is also up for the top duo / group at this year's BBMAs.