Korean boy band BTS have added a remix of the song “IDOL” to their new album Love Yourself: Answer, now featuring American rapper Nicki Minaj.
The group’s label, Big Hit Entertainment, announced the track’s addition to the highly-anticipated record just two hours before release.
While not featured on the physical release, the remix appears on the digital versions of the album.
Seoul Economic Daily reports that BTS – whose last album reached number one in the US charts – reached out to Minaj after they finished recording Answer.
Rumours of the collaboration started circulating on social media earlier this week. Fans had noticed that, when using the music app Shazam to identify the song “IDOL”, Minaj’s name appeared.
The rapper also began liking Tweets that questioned whether she would appear on the album.
Minaj released the album Queen last week, reaching number two in the US albums charts, behind Travis Scott. She also appeared at the MTV awards, performing the tracks “Majesty” and “Barbie Dreams”. Following the show, Minaj cancelled her upcoming tour with Future.
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