“You can call me artist, you can call me idol, or any other something you come up with, I don’t care.”
BTS dropped “Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’‘ today (24th August), and with it came a nice surprise. They’ve already dropped some awesome collaborations with The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, and Desiigner, but the latest Western collaboration still had us reeling.
The featured artiste this time is none other than Nicki Minaj, who rapped on the special version of their title track “IDOL”. However, fans who bought the physical version will be disappointed, as it is only available on the digital album.
Big Hit Entertainment explained that the inclusion wasn’t a planned one, as BTS only sent Nicki a request to feature after they concluded the recording for “Love Yourself Answer”. The group wanted to work with Nicki as they felt that her rapping would fit the song well, and the rapper happily took up the offer.
In the special track, the intro begins with Nicki’s signature, “Uh, BTS, Chun-Li.” The rest of the track sounds the same as the original, until the latter part of the song. “Uh / what’s good, Korea / You know I’ve been a boss for my whole career / I’m ’bout to Jet in the leer / And put more than my hands in the air,” goes the lyrics.
Listen to the track here:
The “Love Yourself” trilogy isn’t BTS’ first album series. Their previous trilogy series, “The Most Beautiful Moment In Life”, spanned 2 years and was a hit with fans. It also produced songs such as “Run“, “Dope“, and “Fire“.