The new version was released the same week the song charted at No. 11 on the Hot 100.
Earlier this week, BTS’ “Idol” featuring Nicki Minaj shot to No. 11 on the Hot 100 (chart dated Sept. 8). Now, just a few hours after holding their first stateside show of 2018, the group has released a new version of the song’s music video featuring the Queen rapper.
In the new video for "Idol," Minaj appears decked out in luxury amid brightly hued fabrics and sets that are similar to those seen in the original video. Waving a feathered fan previously held by Jimin and taking selfies, she serves up her verse from "Idol" as the lyrics appear behind her with the English-verses written in hangul, the Korean writing system. The alternate “Idol” music video also ends differently than the original, with clips of people performing the 'Idol'' dance challenge.