One of the most iconic collabs of all time has officially been confirmed!
It’s been long speculated that BTS and American rapper, media personality, and actor Snoop Dogg would be collaborating since he revealed the group reached out to him. Yet, a third party is involved: American record producer, DJ, songwriter, and record executive, Benny Blanco.
Back in January, Snoop Dogg revealed that BTS had reached out to him about working together. In March, he confirmed the collaboration while doing interviews on the American Song Contest red carpet.
The BTS experience you keep talking about. I’m going to let them tell you about it. It’s official like a referee with a whistle. I love that entertainment world. It’s good music. It’s a vibe. I make good music. They make good music. And we end up doing this. This is what it’s always about, bringing our worlds together.
— Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg once again shared information about what was happening behind the scenes. Singer and TV host Danielle DeLaite, who interviewed BTS in 2017, got more info from Snoop Dogg while interviewing semi-finalists for American Song Contest.
— bora 💜 (@modooborahae) April 26, 2022
On the other hand, Benny Blanco has not said much until now… He has subtly been dropping hints this year, tweeting his love for BTS and attending concerts.
i LOVE @bts_bighit
— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) April 16, 2022
— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) April 19, 2022
Yet, ARMYs were confused when he did a “random” sketch video with BIGHIT MUSIC and HYBE founder and chairman Bang Si Hyuk (known more fondly as Bang PD by ARMYs or Hitman Bang) and Scooter Braun.
I know you guys are super busy. I just want to let you know that, ever since you guys brought me to that [BTS] concert, I can’t stop thinking about the group. I’m dancing, I’ve been singing, and I just think I could be in the band.
— Benny Blanco
— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) July 18, 2022
And we should have known something was up when BTS joined in on it and released their own video in response.
benny: 나도 BTS에 껴줘!🥺
benny: 나도 잘할 수 있을 것 같은데!🥺
BTS: 음…안돼😅 대신 우리가 엄청난 곡을 같이 만들어볼 수는 있을 것 같은데?🤩
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) July 20, 2022
It turns out that it was all teasing an official collab! Today, Benny Blanco revealed that he, BTS, and Snoop Dogg are releasing a new single titled, “Bad Decisions,” on August 5.
— benny blanco (@ItsBennyBlanco) July 20, 2022
And he even shared a release schedule, and there will be a music video and even more content to look forward to!
Considering these three artists have produced and released some of the best songs of our time, we can expect something great.
Benny Blanco is a record producer, songwriter, DJ, and his discography is impressive 😍
— Dita ⁷ (@almostdita) July 20, 2022
According to the press release, the vocal line is guaranteed to feature!
— bora 💜 (@modooborahae) July 20, 2022
And Jungkook has already teased some…
JUNGKOOK SANG "BAD DECISIONS~" AND NONE OF US NOTICED IT, THE HINT WAS THERE 😭 pic.twitter.com/YDPSMzALTw
— sen⁷ (@sugatradamus) July 20, 2022
Snoop Dogg was in Las Vegas at the exact time as both BTS and Benny Blanco, so we should have known!
SNOOP WAS LITERALLY IN VEGAS AT THE SAME TIME AS BTS pic.twitter.com/c6msoHeQPU
— dej⁷ in the box 🃏⇆ (@dejease) July 20, 2022
Now the only thing that we are still a little confused about… Xbox is involved.
— Xbox (@Xbox) July 20, 2022
Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming hit-track-to-be, “Bad Decision!”