Beyoncé and Jay Z, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky… These are just a few examples of iconic power couples based in the music industry.
Now, HYBE America CEO Scooter Braun and HYBE founder and chairman Bang Si Hyuk (also known as Bang PD or Hitman Bang) is the music industry’s latest unlikely-but-powerful duo.
On February 8 (KST), Scooter Braun shared videos and images from a recent fishing trip with none other than Bang Si Hyuk — which of course, reminded us of BTS‘s Jin.
It was an exciting time not just due to the unlikely group, but also because the party was crashed by an uninvited guest of a sea lion.
The excitement didn’t end there, of course. They also successfully caught a huge fish that required three sets of hands to be lifted.
Now, the excitement has continued for different reasons.
While many people’s reactions were hopeful that we could get a Justin Bieber x BTS collab out of this partnership…
scooter braun & bang pd hang around alot lately i know biebtan or aritan coming this year FOR SURE pic.twitter.com/zZP2bZnsxu
— anny⁷ (@dimplestin) February 7, 2022
Others felt like the whole thing was “so random.”
I can’t stop laughing 😂 bang pd and scooter braun are fishing together. This is so random. pic.twitter.com/2WrrILCkaN
— kimi/ yuzuru will get that gold (@YOURGIRlkimi) February 7, 2022
Especially seeing that Braun captioned his posts with the phrase “my guy Bang” made netizens do a double-take and wonder when these two suddenly got so chummy.
“my guy bang” literally wtf is going on pic.twitter.com/ngCUnqwqAI
— SAINT (@jooniveon) February 7, 2022
Not to mention this isn’t the first time that Scooter Braun and Bang Si Hyuk displayed their friendship publicly. Previously, Braun shared some mirror selfies with Bang Si Hyuk after announcing that HYBE had acquired Braun-founded company, Ithaca Holdings.
— Scott “Scooter” Braun (@scooterbraun) June 17, 2021
Additionally, when Bang Si Hyuk created his own Instagram recently, his first post was a photo of himself with Scooter Braun. He captioned it, “With my bro @scooterbraun #LA.”
A lot of netizens also had mixed feelings about this new friendship. Scooter Braun has a reputation beyond just “discovering Justin Bieber.”
Nonetheless, it won’t stop ARMYs from making jokes and memes inspired by Scooter Braun and Bang Si Hyuk’s “bromance.”
Is romance in the air? Latest update from Dispatch: Hitman Bang spotted getting cozy with Scooter Braun holding a SuperTuna. Knetz voice their concern while Hybe is yet to comment on the rumors pic.twitter.com/Oex50H8URZ
— jak⁷ •̀ㅅ•́ (@VofBTS) February 7, 2022
The friendship itself wasn’t the only thing netizens were confused about. Some ARMYs also just now realized that Bang Si Hyuk is fluent in English. Read more below: