BTS Releases Alternate "Idol" Music Video With NICKI MINAJ!
After stealing Taylor Swift's YouTube record for most views in 24 hours with their music video for "Idol," BTS surprised ARMYs yet again by unveiling an alternate video for the same song, this time with Nicki Minaj. This remix version of their single appears on the K-Pop phenomenon’s latest album Love Yourself: Answer in digital platforms. As of writing, the BTS x Nicki Minaj crossover now has over 10 million views after being uploaded 19 hours ago.
Filled with bright imagery, trippy visual effects, and cartoonish scenes, the clip comes with giant 3D-animated BTS members. Meanwhile, the Queen rapper appears with a short, curly, neon-green wig and a fun multi-patterned jumpsuit, accompanied by a Korean translation of her lyrics in the background. Nicki doesn’t have on-screen time with J-Hope, RM, Jimin, Jin, Suga, V, or Jungkook, but the seven members still make appearances throughout the rap break.
Another deviation from the original music video is its ending, where loyal BTS ARMYs from all over the world doing the #IdolChallenge are featured! It's such a shame VJ Inigo posted his own dance cover with famous YouTuber, dancer, and choreographer Kenneth San Jose only a few minutes ago. It would have been cool to have a shot at our country being represented in the "Idol" video, just like how Niana Guerrero's #InMyFeelingsDanceChallenge was featured on Drake's!