Is BTS’s golden maknae Jungkook in LA for the upcoming VMAs or just enjoying a Cali pitstop? That’s the question buzzing on everyone’s lips.
The “Seven” singer was recently spotted dining at LA’s celebrity magnet Matsuhisa with a massive entourage. Rolling deep is an understatement, according to paparazzi shots – we’re talking three SUVs and two minibuses deep! Let’s just say, JK knows how to make an entrance.
In an unexpected twist, paparazzis caught Jungkook puffing on a cigarette post-dinner. While Hollywood A-listers like Ben Affleck make smoking look like a casual Tuesday affair, Korean celebs are notoriously guarded about maintaining a pristine public image. Remember, this is the same JK who has to cover his tattoos on some Korean TV shows.
So, is smoking a big deal? For a K-pop idol, it’s not illegal but definitely raises eyebrows, considering they’re urged to uphold squeaky-clean reputations. Some idols have even had to apologize for lighting up in public, despite being an adult.
While Jungkook’s pitstop included some grub and casual smoking, speculation is rife about a potential VMA performance. Is the “Song of the Summer” nominee in LA to rehearse with Latto? After all, he was seen busting a move or two outside the restaurant. Could the VMAs in New Jersey be his next stop?
Whether he’s breaking barriers or just having a smoke break, one thing’s clear: Jungkook never ceases to captivate, on or off the stage.