BTS' J-Hope Announces Collab With Becky G: 'Chicken Noodle Soup'
By Scott Baumgartner
Big Hit Entertainment
Becky G and BTS' J-Hope are making music together!
On Friday, J-Hope, the K-pop group's rapper will be releasing "Chicken Noodle Soup" featuring the songstress, as well as an accompanying music video. According to a press release, the new single draws on the hook from Webstar and Young B’s "Chicken Noodle Soup (Feat. AG aka The Voice of Harlem)," which had a huge influence on J-Hope's early career as a dancer.
The exciting news arrives just one day after the Bangtan boy and Becky started dropping some serious hints online that they're cooking up something special together. It all began with the songstress tweeting, "Soooo... #BeckyHasAnotherSecret," referencing her single, "Secrets."
Then, J-Hope wrote on BTS' personal account: "Hey @iambeckyg, I have a secret too…" adding the cryptic hashtag, #CNS. But the fun didn't end there. Becky then retweeted the rapper's tweet, adding BTS' handle and the same mysterious hashtag, #CNS.
Naturally, this exchange drove the ARMY into a frenzy, many of whom have been openly calling for a collab from BTS and Becky since they met at the Billboard Music Awards last May. Also, many fans quickly figured out that CNS stands for "Chicken Noodle Soup."
twt army: the song is called con nuestro secreto hobi raps in spanish with becky, the mv was shot in la, there’s a hobi lyric that goes: hijos de puta yo soy caliente como el sol callate la boca si no quires colesterol
However, long before the confirmation on Thursday, some extra-vigilant fans were already suspecting Becky and J-Hope were making music together.
In August, the "Mayores" singer shared a video on her Instagram Story while hard at work on a music video set in L.A., which includes a glimpse of a display overloaded with snacks, many of which are Korean. This was clearly while making the music video for "Chicken Noodle Soup."
Soon after, J-Hope admitted in an interview that Becky is a performer he's dying to work with.
FUCKKKS HOSEOK IS IN LA AND BECKY G POSTED THIS VIDEO OF KOREAN SNACKS ON HER MV FILMING SET AND SHE ALSO HINTED A SECRET COLLAB WITH BTS. YALL THINK THIS MEANS?? pic.twitter.com/LwaHyqC8cd
All this evidence aside, fans of BTS know that they are currently taking some time off. And J-Hope has used this time to pay a visit to L.A. Afterward, while on the community platform Weverse, he was asked why he came to the U.S. His answer? "Sorry, important [business]."
190820 Army: Hobiiii I know it's a secret, but what are you doing in America???🥺🥺 J-HOPE: Sorry, important businesssu......🥺🤭 pic.twitter.com/v6vGZXJg9N