Nicki Minaj is having a rather interesting August. The famous rapper just celebrated the release of her fourth studio album, Queen, back on Aug. 10, which was followed by the arrival the music video for “Ganja Burn.” She also started this week out on a few different notes by giving her New York City fans a memorable performance during the MTV Video Music Awards on Monday, where she also took home the trophy for “Best Hip-Hop Video” for "Chun Li" (see above), in addition to cancelling her upcoming North American tour alongside Future. So how does Minaj plan on closing out her busy week and charging into the weekend? She’s reportedly set to appear on a single from K-Pop act BTS’ upcoming studio album, Love Yourself: Answer, when it arrives on Friday, Aug. 24, according to ComicBook.com.
The globally famous South Korean boy band known as BTS will share their twenty-five track compilation album on Friday as the answer to their previously released, chart-topping Love Yourself: Tear, which arrived back in May. The upcoming release will include seven new songs, including a single titled “IDOL” which features Minaj on vocals. Fans have begun discovering the new single on their own by using Shazam during a promo clip, which pulls up the song’s artist metadata in stating that Minaj indeed appears on the track. Their discoveries can be seen in the fan-submitted social posts seen below, and one of which Minaj actually comments on in a subtle way of confirming the rumors. By having a spot on the charts in both the hip-hop/pop and K-Pop worlds, Minaj is surely setting herself up for a dominant start to fall, even if she won’t be performing across the country on the now-canceled tour.
BTS’ last two singles, 2018’s “Fake Love” and 2017’s “DNA” both peaked at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Digital Songs chart. In the past, the band has collaborated with American pop artists ranging from rapper Desiigner and EDM production hitmakers The Chainsmokers. The collaboration with Minaj will certainly help further the already peaking stock of the band, as the female rapper is one of the more buzzing names amongst mainstream rap these days. Now remember, none of this is confirmed for sure, so fans will have to tune in and turn up to find out for themselves when Love Yourself: Answer arrives on streaming platforms in just under 10 hours from now.
Fans can catch BTS in person this fall on the band's upcoming North American leg of their Love Yourself World Tour, which begins on Sept. 5 at Los Angeles' Staples Center.
THAT DEADASS SAYS BTS FT NICKI MINAJ OH MY GOD pic.twitter.com/OSooDHBMqQ— lin (@gcfshobi) August 22, 2018