The 2022 Grammy Awards night was never short of great and epic moments. But there seems to be one moment that broke the internet: a cute interaction between BTS’ Kim Tae-hyung (popularly known as V), and Olivia Rodrigo.
In case you missed it: the boys of BTS channeled their inner James Bond during the performance of their hit single, ‘Butter’, at the 2022 Grammys. The group delivered a heist-themed performance with Jungkook descending from the roof and the remaining six members—Suga, RM, J-hope, Jin, Jimin, and V—sitting in the crowd.
Their performance kicked off with V sitting beside the “SOUR” singer where the two shared a flirty interaction.
In the video, V can be seen leaning toward Rodrigo, who’s been smiling, and whispering in her ear. Shortly after, Rodrigo gasped, and V showed her a card. The Korean pop star then pointed to the stage, signaling the beginning of the group’s performance.
Of course, the pair’s skit didn’t go unnoticed. It went viral, sending their fans into overdrive.
I thought JEON JUNGKOOK was the INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOY it was actually KIM TAEHYUNG??? pic.twitter.com/BIhFPpEZSh
— taesan ☆ (@kjkbts_twt) April 4, 2022
KIM TAEHYUNG AND OLIVIA RODRIGO GOODBYE EVERYONE pic.twitter.com/xXyGU3xS1g
— wxnda⁷ (@tzuyubby_) April 4, 2022
Taehyung flirting ALL ARMY:
with Olivia Rodrigo: pic.twitter.com/IvdksYarLQ
— so sarcastica 🥞⁷ (@SPRITZ4HOBI) April 4, 2022
me after seeing taehyung flirting with Olivia:
WTF TAEHYUNG pic.twitter.com/iPc6tMcRca
— hayna🇵🇭 (@jimonashi_21) April 4, 2022
TAEHYUNG FLIRTING WITH OLIVIA MY EYES TWITCHING BODY SHAKING pic.twitter.com/5CRi1MoKGK
— ◡̈ (@taebokkiii) April 4, 2022
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?
— ninya (@myolkkk) April 4, 2022
me when olivia rodrigo brings up the moment she had with taehyung pic.twitter.com/XNAHlRdILQ
— vanilla (@revephiles) April 4, 2022
it's so💔💔💔💔💔 but ok
WHAT JUST HAPPENED pic.twitter.com/RJ8jTjuUkn
— via (@viavia_02) April 4, 2022
Many fans also expressed how Rodrigo managed to stay calm during the whole interaction, while others wanted to be in the Disney star’s place.
How did Olivia not freak out because if Taehyung looked at me like that I would have fianted right away pic.twitter.com/zfN23fWyV2
— ctae⁷ 🐱 (@lytear69) April 4, 2022
I’m still processing this Kim Taehyung x Olivia Rodrigo’s moment. Taehyung is so hot and I wish I was her. #GRAMMYs
— 🎄⁷⁹KTH1 IS COMING⁷⁹🎄 (@forevertaetae95) April 4, 2022
One fan even pointed out how V wanted to have a Filipina girlfriend, saying: “[R]emember when [T]aehyung said he wanted a Filipina girlfriend, and now knowing Olivia has Filipino blood in her roots, I’m not crying you are, and they have a good chemistry.”
Taehyung and Olivia But you remermber Olivia
is half blooded Filipina pic.twitter.com/Y767wXCSx8
— Sis Joon⁷ 🍵 | 🌿♡ | (@SisJoonie) April 4, 2022
Fans also made references to Rodrigo’s songs, “traitor” and “jealousy, jealousy.” TBH, we’re probably going to listen to those songs too as we cure our broken hearts.
— ja ✨ (@urbinibini1) April 4, 2022
currently listening to jealousy and traitor by olivia rodrigo pic.twitter.com/7hnHcCoLTq
— chels⁷ (@hottestjeons) April 4, 2022
You’re still a traitor pic.twitter.com/ZwpCIh1WCR
— Lailani (@eccentaecity) April 4, 2022
ARMYs to Kim Taehyung right now:
You betrayed me~
Olivia won the grammys already with this 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/eygxBlkvX7
— Fruitiano Da Vante⁷ 💜💚 #LeniKiko2022🌷 (@agibyeolsatang_) April 4, 2022
On the other hand, some were also curious as to what V had just whispered to the Grammy Award-winning singer’s ear.
taehyung: namjoon hyung doesn’t have a driver license
olivia: what pic.twitter.com/yrSSh899aY
— yza.🗯 (@kktaehsgf) April 4, 2022
“resorts world manila” pic.twitter.com/qkfN1oSjMP
— ً (@dzonbel) April 4, 2022
“you better help namjoon hyung get a driver’s license” pic.twitter.com/wugEDl1PAt
— miri⁷ ☻ (@JE0NICITY) April 4, 2022
— 𝑃𝑎𝑚𝑒𝑙𝑎 Missing Ateez and Louis Tomlinson (@_pamela_98) April 4, 2022
BTS was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Butter.” However, the award went to “Kiss Me More” by Doja Cat and SZA.
Rodrigo, on the other hand, took home three gramophones for winning Best New Artist, Pop Vocal Album for her full-length debut album “SOUR” and Pop Solo Performance for “drivers license.” She was also nominated for Album of the Year for “SOUR,” Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “drivers license,” and Best Music Video for “Good 4 U.”
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