In the song “Come Here”, a part of Bobby’s lyrics are, “They call me a monster, I never called myself that. If talent were looks, I’m Won Bin in front of bulletproof glass”. Fans wondered if these lyrics were in reference to BTS, and more specifically, Rap Monster, because of the word ‘bulletproof’ [aka’bangtan’ in Korean], and the mention of ‘monster’.
Rap Monster said, “I always listen to new music, and famous rappers worked on the song, so I knew about it. There was a rhyme in the song that made me think that they were talking about me, so I figured I should have some sort of a feedback.”
He replied at the ‘2014 MAMA’, saying, “Put your guard up and try to keep up, rapper. You’re a tone-deaf rapper”. He explained that the rap was more of a feedback than a diss toward a specific person, saying, “Rappers can express what they want to say through their raps. They know how to put how they feel into figures of speech. I just put my thoghts and feelings into the song. If it was diss, it would’ve been more direct and aggressive. There was a jab my way, so I sent one back. If there was an uppercut, there might have been a problem, but it’s not like we have bad feelings to each other.”
On diss battles, he said, “I think the culture itself is very exciting and good. Of course, it’s not good to just demean and attack others, but I think it’s good that people take interest in hip hop and listen to music again through the situations.”
On his ‘2014 MAMA’ stage, he said, “Since we’re not going to grab each other’s throats and fight, we gain a lot from something like this. After the feedback, I had absolutely no regrets. I think I expressed myself well within the boundaries I had.” He added, “After the ‘MAMA’ stage when [BTS] was walking off stage and [Bobby] was getting on stage, we met. He referred to the part I did and told me I did well. I told him that he did well, too, and we high-fived each other. But we’re actually not that close, haha.”