Two weeks after breaking the internet with their video for “Idol”, BTS have returned with an alternate version featuring Nicki Minaj, who they collaborated with for a remix of the Love Yourself: Answer track.
The new mv, released on Thursday (September 6), features the K-pop group shifting through much of same colorful, cartoonish imagery featured in the original. Except in this time, Nicki Minaj shows up for her verse in a short, neon yellow wig, posing on a bright, pattern-filled couch and snapping a few selfies.
Minaj’s version of “Idol” only appears on digital editions of Love Yourself: Answer, and was announced mere hours before the record dropped. The album recently debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and marks BTS’ second No. 1 effort to date, following their history-making Love Yourself: Tear in May. The septet remains the only K-pop act to score a No. 1 album on the U.S. charts.
The original “Idol” video also broke several records, passing Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” as YouTube’s most-viewed video within 24 hours and surpassing 100 million views in record time. The Nicki Minaj-featuring version has already accrued more than 5 million views.
Watch it below.