The friendship between SHINee’s Taemin and BTS’s Jimin is well known among the two groups’ fanbase. The two are often seen being extremely close on stage and often hang out with a group of mutual friends. Recently a story about Jimin told by SHINee’s Taemin made ARMYs proud of Jimin’s good personality and their friendship.
In the idol world, if V is famous for his Wooga Squad friends consisting of all famous movie actors, Jimin is known as a member of Padding Friends, a collection of super handsome idols like EXP’s Kai, SHINee’s Taemin, Sungwoon, VIXX’s Ravi…Jimin’s idol friends also often refer to him as a great friend.
On the ninth episode of VIXX’s Ravi’s RAVI’S CLOSE UP, he and his special guest, his close friend Taemin SHINee, shared interesting stories and mentioned Jimin as friends.
When Ravi asked Taemin about his closest friends, Taemin didn’t hesitate to choose BTS’ Jimin with their proud friendship. Taemin talked about what kind of friend Jimin of BTS is to him and how he sees Jimin as a person.
Taemin said that although they are close friends in the same guild, Padding Friends sometimes has to be a little more attentive to some members of the team, for fear of making them sensitive. But not with Jimin, from the time they started dating until he became a famous star, nothing has changed, he has become even more even-minded and the atmosphere in the group has been natural and happy for him.
Not only that, when talking about Jimin, Taemin is also extremely admired and proud to have a talented friend like him. Taemin debuted long before Jimin, and his 12-year experience as an idol makes him extremely impressed with what Jimin has achieved as an artist. Notably, Taemin is 2 years older than Jimin but Jimin has done a great job as an artist and stands on his own.
From watching several members of “Padding Friends” go from trainee to idol debut, Taemin is proud to see Jimin getting all the recognition he deserves. Jimin has succeeded in pursuing his päṩṩion for music and art, he has overcome all difficulties from coming from a small company to reaching the throne of the Kpop world as it is now. Currently, with BTS’s great achievements and reputation, Jimin in particular and BTS in general have proven how worthy their efforts are.
This is not the first time, fans have witnessed the friendship between Taemin and Jimin. Jimin once mentioned Taemin in the thank you part of BTS’ album as a precious friend and brother who helped him a lot. In music shows or year-end awards ceremonies, fans also see many times that the Padding Friends boys interact closely with each other.
Perhaps for Jimin or Taemin, just like the other members of the group, everyone holds a special place in each other’s hearts. And despite being in a world as complicated as kσrєα’s entertainment industry, they still give each other sincere support and a lasting friendship!