Lizzo Puts Her Own Funky Twist on BTS’ ‘Butter’ on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge: Watch

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Lizzo gave BTS’ “Butter” a funky new flavor when the pop star performed the cover on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge on Thursday (Sept. 23).

She wore a black tube top that had “VMIN” written on it in glittery golden letters, the nickname she gave BTS members V and Jimin when she recently posted a freestyle centered on their friendship after being prompted by an ARMY member. “I love you, you love me, just like Jimin loves some V/ Gooey like that butter B/ Gooey like that butter B/ Say I like you, you like me/ BFFs like VMIN, G,” she rapped in the Twitter video last week.

The Billboard Hot 100-topping hit also finished at No. 1 on the Songs of the Summer chart. The K-pop group also performed “Butter” on their Live Lounge set earlier this month. But the “Juice” singer added her own “gooey” vocals to the groovy summer jam that just rolled off her tongue with each shriek as she rocked out with her backing band.

“I love the song, love how positive their music and how funky it is, so I was super excited to sing this,” she said during the BBC Radio 1 segment, adding that she’s always “singing it around the house anyway.” “I have dedicated my artistry to making positive music, and BTS does just that. The world has fallen in love with them because they are so sweet and pure and they’re just good-hearted. And I wanted to bring some positivity into the world via their song.”

She also performed her Cardi B-assisted “Rumors,” which debuted at No. 4 on the Hot 100 in August and earned Lizzo her first No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. chart. The song also launched at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs.

Watch Lizzo’s Live Lounge performance below.

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