BTS “Idol”: Nicki Minaj Surprises Fans With K-Pop Collaboration
K-Pop boy band BTS surprised fans on Friday (Aug. 24) when they dropped their album Love Yourself: Answer, which includes a new version of the song "Idol" with Nicki Minaj.
Over a thumping dance floor-ready beat, Nicki kicks off her verse with a shout-out to Korea and gets her flex on. "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/Hands in the air, put your hands in the air/If you getting money, rubber bands in the air," the Queen rapper spits.
Along with her verse on the track, Minaj also revealed she will be appearing in a new video for the song as well. While the group already released one video for the song, Nicki said her version will be coming soon. "My version will be out in a cpl days," she wrote on Instagram.
While the new collaboration will surely please her fans, Nicki has been having a tough week. After catching heat for comparing herself to abolitionist Harriet Tubman, rumors began to spread that the North American leg of the rapper's NickiHndrxx Tour was reschuled due to low ticket sales.
According to a Page Six report which cited a source from Live Nation, “Nicki’s tour could be the most disappointing ticket sales of the year for any artist." The source went on to add, "These are big arenas with up to 20,000 capacities. Sales for opening night in Baltimore is 2,000 tickets. LA is 3,400, New Orleans 1,000, Denver 1,300, Chicago 3,900. Even her hometown Brooklyn is only 5,050.”
Listen to Nicki Minaj on BTS' "Idol" below and check out her Instagram comment.
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