On Aug. 27, the collaboration of the century is coming, and BTS will release a remix of their single “Butter” with Megan Thee Stallion. BTS originally released the song on May 21, and it is the band’s second English-language single. After its release, “Butter” spent nine non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Big Hit Music confirmed the collaboration on Aug. 25, and it is the septet’s first time releasing a song with Megan Thee Stallion.
BTS will release a remix of ‘Butter’ with Megan Thee Stallion
On Aug. 25, Big Hit Music confirmed that BTS and Megan Thee Stallion collaborated on the upcoming remix and shared the release date of the new single. The remix will be released on Aug. 27 at midnight EDT and 1 p.m. KST.
On BTS’ official Twitter account, Big Hit Music posted the link to a Weverse post about the remix.
In the Weverse post, Big Hit Music wrote:
“‘Butter’ by BTS has had the singular honor of reaching no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 nine times, the most by any song to date in 2021. To celebrate this historic BTS milestone that was made possible by our fans, we would like to announce the release of a new ‘Butter’ remix version.
‘Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)’ features the inimitable rap, signature sounds and ad-libbing of three-time Grammy Award-winner Megan Thee Stallion with the exceptional personality of BTS showcased in the original song to create an even richer experience for all listeners.
Please look forward to the unique charms of the new ‘Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)’!”
Megan Thee Stallion’s label allegedly tried to block the remix
Hours before the remix was confirmed, Variety reported that Megan Thee Stallion submitted a court filing claiming that her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment was attempting to stop the release of the “Butter” remix.
Variety then published an update on the case, writing, “According to legal documents obtained by Variety, a judge has ruled that Megan Thee Stallion is clear to release the remix of BTS’ ‘Butter’ on which she is featured.”
After a judge ruled in Megan Thee Stallion’s favor, Big Hit Music confirmed the remix will be released as scheduled. Megan Thee Stallion also shared news of the upcoming remix on her own social media accounts.
“@BTS_twt X Thee HotGirl Coach 8/27 YALL READY,” she tweeted.
In another tweet, Megan Thee Stallion wrote, “Y’all don’t even understand how excited I am.”
‘Butter’ is one of BTS’ most successful songs
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, and Jungkook of BTS released “Butter” on May 21. The song was written by Rob Grimaldi, Stephen Kirk, Ron Perry, Jenna Andrews, RM of BTS, Alex Bilowitz, and Sebastian Garcia.
A quintessential summer bop, “Butter” is a dance-pop track and has a lighthearted feel. Since its release, it has spent 13 weeks in the top 10 spots on the Billboard Hot 100, and nine of the 13 weeks were spent at No. 1 on the chart.