Ahn Min Seok of The Democratic Party wants BTS to perform in North Korea.
On January 8, Ahn stated to Yonhap News, "I am planning to have BTS perform at 'The Rungrado 1st of May Stadium' in September in celebration of Pyongyang Joint Declaration's 1st anniversary."
Ahn explained the motive behind BTS' performance is to share K-pop culture with the citizens of Pyongyang. According to Ahn, the event could be a solo concert by BTS or a concert with multiple artists. "I will get other South Korean singers if BTS cannot participate," said Ahn.
Ahn revealed he has reached out to Big Hit Entertainment about the event near the end of 2018 and asked if BTS can adjust their schedule. Regarding this, Big Hit Entertainment shared a brief official statement on January 9.
The agency commented, "We have nothing to say about the concert yet."