AceShowbiz - Global sensation BTS (Bangtan Boys) recently caused social media frenzy when they released an alternate version of "IDOL" featuring Nicki Minaj. And now, the song has gotten a music video treatment which was released on Thursday, September 6.
The content of the visuals is similar to the original version, with the seven-piece group moving rapidly between various cartoonish scenes. Some differences include a scene where the boys are taking selfies together before the camera pans to show Nicki lounging on a patterned couch. Rocking a short neon yellow wig and a stunning floral jacket, she serves her verses while posing in front of her phone's camera.
"Uh what's good, Korea/ You know I've been a boss for my whole career/ I'm 'bout to jet in the lear/ And put more than my hands in the air," she raps. "'Cause if he look good, throw my pants in the air/ I'm here, word to John Mayer/ Body is a wonderland, my face is top tier/ I swear, watch the ice glare."
Another difference between the alternate and the original clips is the ending scene. While the original version ends with the boys sitting against a sunrise background, the end of the alternate version features clips of people performing the "IDOL" dance challenge.
"IDOL" serves as the lead single off BTS' new album "Love Yourself: Answer". Released on August 24, the effort is the third installment of the boyband's "Love Yourself" series, following "Her" and "Tear". It arrived at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart, marking their second No. 1 album in the United States.
BTS is currently hitting the road in support of the album. During the trek, they will make history as the first Korean act to play a stadium show in the U.S. as they will perform at the City Field in New York City on October 6.