He was born in Seoul (Sangdo-dong), then he moved to Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea when he was four.
His family consists of dad, mom, younger sister.
RM graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Global Cyber University and is currently enrolled in Hanyang Cyber University’s graduate school for an MBA in Advertising & Media.
He studied in New Zealand and stayed there for six months.
He taught himself how to speak English, and can speak it extremely well.
RM’s TOEIC (The Test of English for International Communication) score was 900.
He’s really smart with an IQ of 148. He was previously ranked in the top 1% of the nation in his high school exams.
RM’s nicknames are Rap Mon (shortened), Leader Mon (because he is the leader), and God of Destruction or The Destroyer (he destroys everything he touches: sunglasses, clothes, doorknobs, bunk bed ladders. Hence, his members gave him this nickname).
He nicknamed himself Pink Mon because he used to like pink.
On November 13th, 2017, Namjoon wrote a message on the group’s official fan café announcing he changed his stage name from Rap Monster to RM. Namjoon stated that RM could mean anything you wanted, like for example Real Me.
Before debut, he had already been performing as an underground rapper, with several tracks released informally, including a collaboration with Zico (Block B).
BTS have been around since 2010, but they debuted in 2013 because of the constant member change up. RM is the only member left from the original line-up.
He started to write lyrics when he was in school, in his textbooks.
RM has composed/produced 100+ songs.
RM wrote the lyrics of “No More Dream” because he had no dreams when he was in school.
He, along with Jung Hunchul (ex-member of Bangtan) wrote a Brave Brother/YG diss track called “Hook.”
Kanye West and A$AP Rocky are his role models.
RM was ranked 79th on TC Candler’s The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018.
Despite his rough and tough image, he is very playful and relaxed.
His favorite foods are meat and Korean knife noodles.
His favorite colors are black, pink, and purple.
His favorite number is 1 because he likes being the best.
His favorite items are clothes, computers, books. Clothes matter to him.
He said he would date J-Hope because he thinks J-Hope’s personality is like a mother.
Has a weird habit of rolling his shoulders back to loosen them up before singing or performing or just in general.
RM said that he and GOT7’s Jackson are good friends. He said Jackson is very handsome and really good at dancing.
Openly supports gay rights.
There was a rumor among the Korean fans that at the age of 15, Namjoon had heart surgery with a 30% chance of living (but that’s just a rumor).
RM’s ideal date: “It’s like the ordinary college student date. We can see a movie together, eat together, walk together. I want to have a love like that. It’s because I can’t at all. (Laugh).”
Rap Monster’s ideal type is a sexy girl and someone that is thoughtful and confident.