THROWBACK: When BLACKPINK’s Lisa wanter to move to Los Angeles; Jisoo named Rihanna as biggest inspiration
We are looking back at April 2019 when South Korean all-girl band BLACKPINK participated in a fun interview with Beats 1. During the interview, when asked to choose their favourite things about visiting the United States, Jennie answered “everything” including the weather and feeling welcome, and Lisa echoed similar sentiments, saying she loves Los Angeles so much that she wants to live there.
The BLACKPINK members also listed some of their biggest musical inspirations. Rosé named Lany’s “Malibu Nights,” and Jisoo chose Rihanna as well as BLACKPINK’s album. Lisa picked Joji’s “Ballads 1” album and Dua Lipa, and Jennie shared her love for Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.”
In October 2018, BLACKPINK collaborated with Dua Lipa for the track “Kiss and Make Up.” Rose explained, “A few of my members went to her concert,” and Jennie continued, “Me and Lisa went to watch the concert and we met her and she was so nice and everything.” Rosé added, “I guess things went along pretty well,” and Jennie said, “Dua sent us a song called ‘Kiss and Make Up’ wondering if we wanted to feature on it.”
On being a part of the K-pop movement, Jennie stated that they were very thankful for the timing because of everyone’s interest in K-pop. Rosé described it as “surreal” and added that she was glad, nervous, and excited to be a part of it.
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