American boy band Big Time Rush is preparing for their latest comeback and recently mentioned some other popular “boy bands” during one of their Instagram Lives.
Formed in 2009, Big Time Rush (also known as BTR) is known for their Nickelodeon television series of the same name, Big Time Rush. The group is comprised of four members: Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson, and Carlos PenaVega (also known as Carlos Pena Jr.) Currently, the group is under Columbia Records.
During an Instagram Live, a fan asked if they would ever consider collaborating with the Jonas Brothers. While Big Time Rush had their show on Nickelodeon, the Jonas Brothers had a television series on their competitor channel Disney Channel.
Kendall said, “Yeah, why not?!” at the question. Meanwhile, the others were a bit more skeptical. Logan said it would be “a lot of voices on the track,” and Carlos agreed, “It would be a lot of dudes on the stage.” But then Logan remembered that the current most popular boy group actually has seven members, so it wouldn’t be too many voices on one song.
Actually, the Jonas Brothers with Big Time Rush would be the same amount of members as BTS… That’s some basic mathematics…
Kendall chimed in, saying he had thought there were nine members, but Logan confirmed that it was seven. Carlos was perhaps trying to make Kendall feel better for his mistake but, in the process, revealed how little he knows about BTS.
I don’t even know… I couldn’t name one BTS song… That’s what’s terrible. I have no idea.
James had been sitting quietly, reading comments during this whole conversation when he suddenly spoke up to say,“‘Butter’ is great!” He didn’t say it, but the implications of “How have you not heard of the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping hit, song-of-the-summer, ‘Butter?'” were definitely there.
Kendall also decided to help Carlos out by singing one of BTS’s other hit songs, “Dynamite.” Carlos did recognize that one and exclaimed, “Oh! ‘Dynamite’ is them?”
He could have left it at that… But, instead, he confessed in a loud whisper with his hand barely covering his mouth that he thought “that was a girl” singing.
The others looked stunned and, dare we say, horrified at his statement. James gave Carlos an opportunity to redeem himself and said, “It’s so good, right?”
If Carlos thought he was going to say anything else about BTS’s discography, Logan informed him that their friend, singer-songwriter, and producer, Jenna Andrews, helped write both “Butter” and “Dynamite” as BTS works with Columbia Records for their U.S. distributions.
While the majority of Big Time Rush’s members remained non-problematic and even seemed to be fans of BTS’s music, Carlos’ comments have ARMY less than thrilled.
“i thought that was a girl”…?? just completely unnecessary really 😕 whats with these boybands & their weird bitterness, first cnco then 5sos now that carlos guy pic.twitter.com/Dr0dUerarn
— OMI (@joonality) August 15, 2021
yeah 13 yr old me was so wrong for keeping up with big time rush instead of tuning in the bts debut pic.twitter.com/4a523yqAYt
— val⁷ (@joonsrare) August 15, 2021
You can watch the clip from Big Time Rush’s Instagram Live below:
These nerds?? What???
James: Did you know, Big Time Rush (4) + Jonas Bros (3) = BTS (7), it's basic math
Kendall: *starts singing Dynamite*
Logan: Butter's great
Carlos: That was them?? WOAW pic.twitter.com/QMeIhrwhGH
— Cas 🐀 COMMS OPEN 📌 (@aseocheviix) August 15, 2021