BTS release new version of ‘Idol’ featuring Nicki Minaj

The new collaboration appears on the K-pop group’s new release 'Love Yourself: Answer'

BTS have released a new version of their track ‘Idol’ – this time, with Nicki Minaj guesting on vocals.

The original track is taken from the South Korean group’s latest release ‘Love Yourself: Answer’, which marked the final installment of their Love Yourself series.

According to the Seoul Economic Daily, BTS reached out to the rapper after completing Love Yourself: Answer. Minaj gladly accepted their offer to appear as a featured vocalist and you can listen to the alternate version of ‘Idol’ below.

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IDOL, a song by BTS, Nicki Minaj on Spotify

Minaj also shared the track, captioning a screenshot of the song “#Idol @BTS_twt Uh!!! What’s Good KOREA?!”

Earlier today (August 24), Liam Payne tweeted about the group’s release, writing: “Super proud of @BTS_twt I told my label about them a while ago it’s a pleasure to release the same time great music boys well done.”

BTS will be embarking on their first European tour in October – including two shows at London’s O2 Arena.

The hugely popular K-pop stars will play two shows at the huge venue on 9 and 10 October, their first ever performances in Britain.

It’ll then be followed by a string of arena-sized dates across Europe, including Amsterdam on 13 October, Berlin on 16 and 17 October, and Paris on 19 and 20 October.

The boyband, consisting of members RM, V, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin and Jungkook, have amassed a huge global following – becoming one of the leading global K-Pop exports. You can grab tickets to their shows here.

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj fans were left confused last night (August 23) after she gave an unexpected shout-out to former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher during her radio show.

“Shoutout to Margaret Thatcher”, Minaj was heard to say.

The comment came only moments after she likened herself to US Civil Rights hero Harriet Tubman and soon resulted in widespread confusion among fans.