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In Focus: How BTS' J-Hope & Becky G's "Chicken Noodle Soup" Collab Promotes Diversity

In Focus: How BTS' J-Hope & Becky G's

 

Not only is J-Hope's collaboration with Becky G "Chicken Noodle Soup" a record-breaking bop, it's also game-changing in a way that incorporated astounding singing, dancing, rapping, visuals, and diversity all in one whole music video. Yep, they didn't have to, but they did!

More than the dance challenge, it sparked a stronger belief that music really can bring the world together no matter who we are, where we're from, and what our skin color or gender identity is. Isn't that everything we've been wanting to see amidst this reality swayed by judgement and discrimination? The BTS member definitely gave multiculturalism justice in every way possible such as these mentioned below:

J-Hope and Becky G tandem

Just the fact that "CNS" was sung by Hobi who's a Korean and Becky who's an American-Latina—two artists of two different races—already celebrated diversity loud and clear.

Original singers

2006 hit "Chicken Noodle Soup" by black artists Webstar and Young B inspired younger Jung Hoseok from Gwangju to start dancing. Later, he thought to pay homage by remaking the song, and that's how we got this culturally impactful smash.

Multilingual

Hobi and Becky G ended all language barriers by writing and singing it in Korean, Spanish ,and English. How good is that? It's a masterpiece that we want to see carry on in the future. And, well, the future is Hobi G.

50 backup dancers

J-Hope is the nation's best dancer and, besides Becky's support, a whole crew of 50 dancers of various ethnicities made it even look way cooler and more inspiring. They all gave their 100% and had fun while in their element, and applaud them!

"CNS" has so much going on, but it's the amount of diversity that it carries that makes our hearts full. It's a literal legendary collaboration we must say. This is the kind of art we hope to see in the next few years, you know, while we enjoy our chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side.

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