Megan Thee Stallion has finally dropped the remix of BTS’ superhit song ‘Butter’. The original song ‘Butter’ was released by the K-pop band on 21st May 2021. It immediately received positive responses from BTS fans and media. Therefore, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts consecutively for nine weeks.
According to Billboard, it was the longest running No. 1 song of 2021 so far. Moreover, ‘Butter’ has broken a YouTube record for concurrent viewers as BTS’ more than 3.89 million fans watched the music video at the same time. The song’s video has gathered about 530 million views.
In the past few years, the craze for BTS has created a wide fan base. For those of you who are not familiar, they are a K-pop boy band having seven members on board. They are namely – Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Park Jimin, and Jungkook. BTS come from South Korea. Their journey started in 2013 and now they are globally famous. Soon after, BTS or Bangtan Sonyeondan became a musical sensation. Not to mention that they are the first-ever K-pop band to top the US album charts. The band is constantly breaking records all over the world.
Previously, BTS and Megan Thee Stallion have announced that they are collaborating on a project. The lyric of the original Butter song is an ode to the late 1990s, confirms Jenna Andrews. Butter which is said to be a “shimmering summer song,” one of the soundtrack’s co-writers, Andrews says,
“We thought it would be cool to bring up late ’90s references: Usher, rock with me, I look in the mirror, like “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson—lyrics that paid homage to that time period.”
What BTS Has To Say About ‘Butter’?
Ron Perry who is the co-writer and co-producer of the track states, “When Jenna played me the hook, I had a vision for this song that was Michael Jackson ‘Smooth Criminal’ meets Daft Punk.”
During a press conference in Seoul around the time when the song was released, Park Jimin said, “If you hear the title ‘Butter,’ you know immediately that we tried to prepare a song that’s easy listening, instead of [something with] a really heavy or profound message.”
Jimin adds, “This is a little embarrassing, but it’s something smooth like butter, that really melts into and grabs hold of you. It’s a very cute song, sort of a confession.”
Another BTS member Jungkook says, “‘Butter’ is very simple. It’s getting warmer and will get hotter, and we hope that you can spend a fun summer with BTS.”
Megan Thee Stallion Sought Court Clearance For Releasing ‘Butter Remix’
On Tuesday, the American rapper filed a petition in Harris County, Texas against her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment and its CEO Carl Crawford. She alleges that the label is preventing her from releasing a remix of ‘Butter’.
Referred by Megan Pete in her legal documents, her petition reads, “If Pete is not allowed to release a new track this Friday on which she is the featured artist in a remix with BTS of the song called, ‘Butter,’ her music career will suffer irreparable damage, including a devastating impact to her relationships with her fans and with other recording artists in the music industry.
Such irreparable injury to her personal goodwill and the silencing of her artistic expression in music cannot be compensated in the way of monetary damages. As such, Pete seeks emergency relief from this Court.”
The filing maintains, “The release of new music from Pete is vital to maintain her status as a relatively new but still up and coming artist. Absent immediate help from the Court, Pete’s art will be impacted, the release of the song derailed, and Pete’s goodwill, reputation, and overall career will suffer detrimental, undesirable, and irreversible harm.”
The track is out now!