February 26, 2020 1:29AM EST
Finally! The biggest band on the planet, BTS, got into the biggest car available for an epic version of ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ Along the ride, James Corden became the ‘Papa Mochi’ to Jimin’s ‘Baby Mochi’ — BTS fans lost it.
Everyone loves Carpool Karaoke. Everyone in the world loves BTS. So, in a case of “two great tastes coming together,” the biggest band in the world joined James Corden, 41, for an installment in the vehicular sing-a-long on Feb. 25. The band – V, 24, SUGA, 26, RM, 25, Jungkook, 22, Jin, 27, Jimin, 24, and J-Hope, 26 – decided to celebrate the release of Map of the Soul: 7 by filing into a Range Rover for a drive around Los Angeles. But, what is a drive without music? Thankfully, James had the radio – and seven of the biggest singers on the planet. They jammed along to BTS hits like “Black Swan,” in addition to American pop bops like Bruno Mars‘ “Finesse.”
When James and the seven members of BTS weren’t singing, they were laughing — a lot. Arguably, the best joke to emerge from the car ride was when Jimin decided to refer to James as “Papa Mochi,” after James raved about his love for the rice cake snack. The Late Late Show host adopted the endearing term right away, calling Jimin his “Baby Mochi.” And then, the sweetest moment ever to air on Carpool Karaoke commenced: Jimin clutched James hand as he exclaimed, “Papa! Papa!” The cherry on top was Jimin sweetly saying, “I miss you papa.” We ship this duo! Other highlights include BTS belting the Friends theme song, and crashing James’ dance studio class — you can watch the full clip above!
As it turns out, James seemingly willed this Carpool Karaoke to happen. “I want @BTS_twt to come on my show and perform serendipity to bad,” he tweeted on Aug. 29, 2018. “Maybe we could even sing it in a #CarpoolKaraoke?” Whether this is an instance of James using The Secret to get what he wants or just a case of –oddly enough—serendipity, the