Ariana Grande and BTS are getting ready for the Grammys! On Wednesday, January 23, the 26-year-old singer took to Instagram and gave fans a behind-the-scenes look at her and the Korean boy group enjoying a bit of downtime between rehearsing for their upcoming performances at the 2020 Grammys.
In the black and white picture, Ariana, and BTS members RM, 25, Jin,27, J-hope, 25, Jimin, 24, V, 24, and Jungkook, 22, were all seated next to each other and dressed in cozy sweatpants and sneakers. BTS member Suga, 26, was noticeably missing from the snap.
“Look who I bumped into at rehearsal :),” the Victorious alum wrote in the caption.
Fans gushed over the unexpected collab. “Dream team!” one person wrote. “This is so cute,” another person told her.
The picture even caught the eye of Yeri from K-pop girl group Red Velvet. “I envy them Ari,” she wrote in the comments section. Ariana responded, “I can’t wait to hug you one day.”
Back in May 2019, Ariana got to meet BTS’ Jungkook when he attended one of her Sweetener tour concerts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. After the show, she posted a picture of the two embracing and holding up peace signs. “Thank you soooooo much for coming to my show, Jungkook. it meant so much. love u sm,” she wrote under the picture. Under a selfie, posted on the BTS Twitter account shortly after the concert, Jungkook wrote, “I felt and learned a lot after seeing her stage. I am really challenged by her stage and will try harder!”
BTS and Ariana are both slated to take the stage at the 62nd Annual Grammy awards ceremony at the Staples Center.
BTS will join Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mason Ramsey and Diplo as part of a special "Old Town Road All-Stars" segment. Other performers expected to attend include: Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Bonnie Raitt, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani and Tyler the Creator among the others. John Legend and DJ Khaled will also be part of a star-studded tribute to the late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
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