Ahgase is more than a fandom to GOT7‘s BamBam; it’s a family.
BamBam is so popular, not just in South Korea but in his home country of Thailand as well as in other countries such as the United States. It seems like he can’t go anywhere without being recognized. So, in a recent interview, BamBam spoke about this topic, and his response reveals his true character.
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BamBam joined the NBA (The National Basketball Association) Warriors Pregame Live ahead of the Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers game on April 7 at the Chase Center. He was there as the Warriors’ Global Ambassador and the first K-Pop idol ever to perform an NBA halftime show.
The hosts, Bonta Hill and Chris Mullin, asked BamBam about how he handles fame. BamBam’s popularity was likened to Stephen Curry who is so famous that he has a bodyguard with him usually.
Talk about your rise in K-Pop. How do you deal with the fandom ’cause Steph Curry is a megastar, and you see how he moves around. How do you move around, man? ‘Cause, you’re a star!
— Bonta Hill
Though BamBam is an international superstar, he has remained humble. Not only that, but he doesn’t view Ahgases as fans but rather friends or even family members.
You know, like actually, I’m really down to earth. …I don’t want to call them as fans. I would say we are friends; we all family.
Since BamBam considers his fans as his friends, he does not mind seeing them even in his free time. Besides that, most are respectful.
So, you know I don’t feel bad … [with] them around even on my private time and stuff like that. I appreciate everyone, you know. …And they always like have some respect for like my private life or my private time all the time. Yeah, so … I’m chill about it. I love like what’s happening right now, yeah.
BamBam’s interactions with Ahgases are always personable, whether in real life or online. He frequently interacts with them on a personal level beyond the idol-fan relationships. Read more below:
Watch the full interview below: