Queen Share Cheeky Response to BTS' 'Butter' Teaser | Billboard News

Shortly after BTS released the first taste of their upcoming second English-language single "Butter" on Tuesday (May 18) veteran British rockers Queen posted a cheeky response about the song's very familiar backbeat, hinting that the song is a superstar K-pop-rock summit.

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[MUSIC - BTS, "BUTTER"]

CHELSEA BRIGGS: Shortly after BTS released the first taste of their upcoming second English language single, "Butter", on Tuesday, May 18th, veteran British rockers Queen posted a cheeky response about the song's very familiar backbeat. Hinting that the song is a superstar K-pop rock summit, the band tweeted "Are you ready, hey are you ready for this?" Along with the message "Another one bites the dust," and "BTS Butter," accompanied by a GIF of late queen front-man Freddie Mercury singing the Billboard Hot 100 number one single from 1980. The clip has racked up more than 26 million views in its first 24 hours, and nearly as many comments about the similarity to the Queen classic. Including an avalanche of puns including another one bites the butter. The tweet from the English rockers appeared to confirm that the similarity was not accidental, but seemingly a superstar collaboration on the song that will drop on Friday, May 21st.

[JIN IMITATING FREDDIE MERCURY]

[CHEERING]

[JIN IMITATING FREDDIE MERCURY]

Some eagle-eyed army members also pointed out that BTS' Jin performed a loving tribute to Mercury when the band made history in 2019 when they were the first K-pop group to sell out Wembley Stadium. Spokespeople for BTS and Queen had not return requests for comment at press time. But for more on the story, you could head to Billboard.com and until next time for Billboard News I'm Chelsea Briggs.