BTS and Megan Thee Stallion have teamed up for the first time ever to remix the former’s smash hit “Butter.” Earlier this week, it was unsure if the remix would ever release, as Megan filed a temporary restraining order against her label 1501 Certified Entertainment, stating that they were blocking her from appearing on the track. On August 24, a judge in Megan’s home state of Texas ruled in favor of Megan’s temporary order, permitting her — and BTS — to begin promoting the track and release it.
The original version of “Butter” spent nine weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart before falling to The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Stay,” but with Megan’s extensive fan base (the Hotties) joining BTS’s globe-spanning ARMY, there’s a good chance it’ll roar to the top of the charts once again. The song’s already-catchy nature is given an extra lyrical boost by Megan’s standard firey rhymes, with the Lone Star State representative spittling bars like “Houston’s finest, in the room with bosses/Make ‘em all get ratchet in they suits and blouses.”
Stream BTS and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Butter” remix above.
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