ARMYs had a blast roasting their “president”, RM, but now he’s getting the last laugh!
On July 25, Lil Nas X and RM dropped “Seoul Town Road”, a remix of Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”. Half of this country/hip-hop song’s lyrics were written by RM, entirely in English.
One line in RM’s second verse is making some fans marvel at his cleverness, and others laugh. RM raps about “homis”, traditional Korean hand hoes, but “homi” is also a homonym for “homie” (slang for “friend”). There are at least seven different kinds of “homi” and seven BTS members. This wordplay, however, isn’t the reason why ARMYs threw a meme party.
When the song first dropped, many ARMYs misheard “I got the homis in my bag” as “I got the homies the back”.
I got the homis in my bag (Yeah)
Have you heard of that? (Yeah)
Homis made of steel, from Korea, they the be-e-est
Ridin’ to the farm (Huh)
Grabbin’ all the corn (Huh)
We gon’ get yo’ money with my homi in your backyard
— RM (Verse 2 of “Seoul Town Road”)
These misheard lyrics trended on Twitter…
…and inspired many yeehaw-tastic memes. Since RM doesn’t have a driver’s license, he would be the “homie” riding in the back!
namjoon: “I got the homies in the back”
— 𝘫𝘰𝘢𝘯𝘢 (@pvrkjvmin) July 25, 2019
Fans are now realizing that the joke’s on them…
joon said he got the homis 'in the bag' not 'in the back', he damn well know he walking cause he can't drive
— ଘ(੭*ˊᵕˋ)੭* (@personarkive) July 25, 2019
the way we all collectively misheard that one lyric and it's 'homis in the bag'…. armys have bad hearing and two braincells i love that for us
— mars🌈 (@elisenchanted) July 25, 2019
…but it’s too late to change anything. “Homies in the back” is now part of ARMY history!
Check out “Seoul Town Road” here: