BTS fans pit Min Yoongi's stage names against each other, say 'Agust D would beat Suga's a**' any day
BTS' Suga is trending on Twitter for hours under two hashtags; #TeamAgustD and #TeamSuga. The 27-year-old rapper, who debuted as a member of the South Korean pop idol group BTS in 2013, performs under both names – Suga and Agust D – and started trending after a Twitter AU went viral.
To provide some background to non BTS fans and confused Twitter users, an AU is a online post (be it on Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat) that tells an entire story with the help of screenshots. This could include fake Twitter interactions, direct messages, Instagram posts, edited graphics and prose segments.
In this case, the Twitter AU that went viral read, "(AU SUGA vs Agust D) Twitter beef between twins who signed to different rap labels at different times. Suga debuted in 2013 and Agust D debuted in 2016. One more successful than the other." The entire thread, consisting of multiple tweets, can be read by following the Tweet below:
(AU SUGA vs Agust D) twitter beef between Twins who signed to different rap labels at different times. Suga debuted in 2013 and Agust D debuted in 2016. one more successful than the other. pic.twitter.com/UyaFjCoR24— serenity IS NOT ON A SIDE (@szgarz) October 6, 2020
Basically, a BTS fan created an AU where Suga and Agust D, who are both avatars of the same person (kind of like how the drummer of Nirvana and the frontman of Foo Fighters is the same person) were pitted against one another in a concocted twin sibling rivalry. Soon, BTS "stans" picked sides – trending hashtags #TeamAgustD & #TeamSuga – and talking about who is better.
A fan of BTS, taking the light-hearted banter ahead, tweeted, "All I'm gonna say is...if Suga wasn’t scared why’d he postpone the album," while another jokingly wrote, "Agust D could do 'Seesaw' but Suga couldn’t do 'Daechwita'."
Another, talking about who'd win in a fight between Suga and Agust D, said, "no but deadass, if Suga and Agust D got to fighting without a doubt Agust D would beat Suga's a**..."
agust d could do seesaw but suga couldn’t do daechwita :worried: #teamagustd— jimtober𖧵⁷ (@hyukagguk) October 7, 2020
no but deadass , if suga and august got to fighting , without a doubt august d would beat suga ass ...— nia ₊✜˚⁷ |bri anti ia bc of school (@badgyalniyta) October 8, 2020
Talking about these trends on Twitter, one BTS fan wrote, "I don't know what's going on but I just find it funny. Its 1.30 am in the UK am going to be now," while another, talking about Suga's possible's reaction to the trends, said, "Yoongi waking up and opening Twitter just to find himself trending worldwide under both his aliases for apparently having beef with himself."
Many fans even called out Twitter for making it seem like the fandom was genuinely comparing the music of BTS' Suga to his solo Agust D work. One fan, making it clear they they're just having fun based on an AU, tweeted, "Not Twitter misinterpreting #TeamAgustD and #TeamSuga to think that there's an actual debate and not just ARMY having fun with an AU."
Origin of the names
Suga released his solo mixtape called 'Agust D' back in 2016 and, later, adopted Agust D as his stage name to release solo music. As a result, Suga – whose real name is Min Yoongi – has two stage names. When debuting with BTS, he decided to go by the name Suga because Bang Si-hyuk, Big Hit Entertainment’s CEO, came up with Suga. Yoongi liked the name as it contradicted with his cold appearance. The name also stands for "shooting guard", the position he played in basketball.
Most K-pop idols go by the same stage name when releasing solo music, but Suga drops solo albums under the name Agust D. In an recent interview with Time Magazine, Suga explained his decision saying that Agust D is a different alter ego than Suga that represents his "raw side" that he hasn't been able to showcase as Suga.
Speaking to Grazia Korea in 2016, he said that he often writes his name as DT Suga and Agust D is simply DT Suga written backwards. DT also stands for Daegu Town, which is where Yoongi is from.