BTS leader rap monster celebrates his birthday on Sept. 12.
BTS leader Rap Monster celebrates his birthday on Sept. 12.Facebook/BTS official

Rap Monster, the beloved leader of K-pop band BTS, is celebrating his 22nd (23rd in Korean age system) birthday on Monday, Sept. 12 and his bandmates definitely seem excited about it. They have been posting hilarious videos and photos of their leader in celebration of his special day on Twitter.

To mark the 22nd birthday of Rap Monster, we have compiled some of the most interesting facts about the BTS singer. Check them out:

  • Rap Monster's birth name is Kim Nam joon.
  • Before joining BTS, he was an underground rapper going by the stage name Runch Randa.
  • Since 2009, he has also been a part of underground Korean hip-hop crew called Daenamhyup, along with Marvel J, l11ven, Supreme Boi, Iron, Kyum2, Kidoh, Samsoon, Illipse and DJ Snatch.
  • Rap Monster lists Kanye West and A$AP Rocky as his role models.
  • His younger sister has the same name as Jungkook, but he said he would not introduce her to his BTS bandmate.
  • Rap Monster also has the nickname God of Destruction, because he has a history breaking things, including sunglasses, doorknobs and bunk bed ladder. His band-mate Suga is said to be the fixer of everything he breaks.
  • His lack of a dancing talent also earned him the nickname of Dance Prodigy with his dance teacher and the company staff.
  • His catchphrases include "Jimin, you got no jams" and "Team work makes the dream work".
  • Kim Nam joon has a high IQ of 148 and achieved 850 on the international TOEIC test.
  • However, he dreamed of being a being a security guard in an apartment when he was young.
  • He is also an open spokesperson and supporter of the LGBT community.

Here are some of the hilarious posts from BTS Twitter feed on Rap Monster's birthday: