“Hobipalooza” takes over Twitter as ARMYs anticipate BTS member j-hope’s much-awaited debut at 2022 Lollapalooza 

BTS' j-hope posing for the concept photo of BE (Image via BIG HIT MUSIC)
BTS' j-hope posing for the concept photo of BE (Image via BIG HIT MUSIC)

ARMYs, the D-day is finally here! BTS’ j-hope is all set to make his debut on Sunday, July 31, as the first Korean artist to headline Chicago’s iconic music festival, Lollapalooza.

Naturally, ARMYs are super excited to watch j-hope take the stage by storm at the iconic music festival and have been trending “Hobipalooza” on Twitter, a quirky wordplay on j-hope’s nickname “Hobi” and the latter half of Lollapalooza.

When quizzed about his upcoming performance at Lollapalooza on IU’s Palette, the talented Bangtan member revealed that headlining Lollapalooza is the next big step for him to “break out of the box” and become a more well-rounded solo artist.

j-hope shared that the hour-long performance will have 16-17 songs and will definitely be the event of the year for ARMYs who will watch him on Weverse and in person.

ARMYs are hopeful that j-hope will perform songs from his second solo album Jack in the Box, including pre-released track MORE and fan-favourite track, Equal Sign.

ARMYs have taken to Twitter to cheer on j-hope and shower him with all the love and support he needs for tonight’s performance.

Check out some ARMY tweets below:


BTS members j-hope and Jimin meet German-American rapper and singer J Cole

Born Singer meets Born Sinner! Didn’t get the reference? We are talking about the two rappers, BTS’ j-hope and the talented German-American rapper and singer J Cole, meeting at the 2022 Lollapalooza music festival.

The talented BTS member met one of his favorite artists at the Chicago-based music festival along with his bandmate Jimin and shared some heartwarming pictures on social media.

He captioned the picture, saying:

“hope world meets cole world.”

This is a reference to j-hope’s debut mixtape Hope World. He has always mentioned J Cole as one of his first inspirations as a rapper.

In 2013, BTS’ rap line sampled the track Born Singer to J Cole’s second studio album, Born Sinner, which was released the same year.

The track describes BTS' journey from trainees to idols, focusing on the rap line’s feelings, struggles, and victories.

Nine years later, the track was released as part of BTS’ anniversary anthology album Proof on June 10, 2022, and the BTS member finally met one of his musical inspirations, J-Cole.

Fans are proud that the BTS member was acknowledged by two of his favorite artists this year, Beyonce and J Cole.

While we would have loved to see all the BTS members at Lollapalooza today to cheer for the Arson singer, his former roommate and Bangtan’s angel member Jimin boarded a flight to cheer for his “Hobi Hyung."

The MORE singer was more than elated to have his BTS bandmate by his side on this important day and ARMYs have already dubbed Jimin as the “best friend one can have.”

The Arson singer took to his Instagram to share stories of him and Jimin together enjoying performances by artists like American rappers Big Sean and their juniors, TOMORROW X TOGETHER.

ARMYs have noted that Jimin is always ready to go to any lengths for BTS members, having once flown all the way to Busan from Paris to celebrate Jung Kook’s birthday.

Fans were touched that Jimin followed up on his promise to "Hobi Hyung" that he would attend his solo concert in person, and well, here he is. A mini-BTS reunion is all we need.


BTS drops a brief snippet of their upcoming collab track Bad Decisions with Snoop Dogg and Benny Blanco

BTS has released a new sneak peek of Bad Decisions, their upcoming collaboration with Benny Blanco and Snoop Dogg.

BTS’ vocal line members Jin, Jimin, V and Jung Kook can be seen recording the song in the recording studio, crooning the part - “I can't seem to ever get you out of mind.”

ARMYs are super excited to hear the full version of the fun collab track, which will also be released on BTS’ YouTube channel.

BTS’ official YouTube channel will see the lyric video for Bad Decisions dropping at 9:30 AM IST on August 6, followed by multiple releases in the coming days.


j-hope’s Lollapalooza performance will exclusively be streamed on fan-community platform Weverse App/PC and Weverse TV App.

His debut performance as the main headliner will be broadcast live on Sunday, July 31, 9 PM CT, which is equivalent to Monday, August 1, 1 PM KST. Indian fans can catch the performance at 9:30 AM IST on August 1.

American ARMYs can stream the MORE singer's performance on Hulu.

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Edited by Susrita Das