South Korean super group BTS has a special collaboration with rapper Nicki Minaj in their latest album, and fandoms of the two acts are going crazy over it.
The album “Love Yourself: Answer,” released by the popular K-pop boy band on Friday, includes a digital version of the song “Idol” featuring the rap queen.
At a recent press conference, BTS member RM revealed how they ended up collaborating with Minaj:
“We thought the song would come alive with Nicki Minaj’s rapping, so we sent a request. Nicki Minaj’s side accepted, so it came to be,” the 23-year-old rapper was quoted as saying. “Nicki Minaj is also actively promoting the song on social media. We are thankful that she is promoting it a lot.”
The surprise collab has thrilled the BTS fandom Army and Minaj’s The Barbz, igniting a social media frenzy.
OMFG NICKI MADE A SONG W BTS I AM FUCKING CRYING
— zel (@denzeldion) August 24, 2018
— Rob Stevens (@RobSOnTheAir) August 26, 2018
Grammys, are you ready? Because you can’t ignore @BTS_twt now.
— Jae-Ha Kim 김재하 (@GoAwayWithJae) August 24, 2018
nicki has been my idol for a decade and then bts came and they’re now my ultimate favorite artists. i was so happy to see my two fanbases uniting and now turns out bts and nicki have a song together, i couldn’t be happier this means so much to me. my stan life is complete #idol
— ☾ alex (@saddadalex) August 24, 2018
Fans have also been showing off some mad dance moves via the
#IDOLCHALLENGE on Twitter.
— Loxen (@btsprie) August 27, 2018
— ™×NAYKI×™BTS❤️ (@ComNayki) August 27, 2018
— Anushree M (@cheonsaAM) August 27, 2018
— Rushali`au’s📌 (@cheerkook) August 27, 2018
— ♡ riya ♡ (@xv_riya) August 27, 2018
— epiphany cover uwu📌 (@yoongicheonje) August 27, 2018
The original music video for “IDOL” was dropped on Friday and has so far racked up over 80 million views as of this writing.
“Love Yourself: Answer” is the fourth and final part of in the “Love Yourself” series by the band which has embarked on a world tour to promote their latest album offering.
After hitting Seoul last Saturday, the group will continue performing in different cities worldwide, including London and Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Minaj, who also released her fourth studio album “Queen” earlier this month, announced an upcoming music video for her version of “Idol” via a comment on Instagram.