YG Entertainment has denied rumors circulating about Jisoo, Jennie, and Lisa from BLACKPINK choosing not to renew their contracts with the agency. The agency issued this statement after speculations arose regarding the departure of these three members.
Contract Renewals Under Discussion
The agency clarified that contract renewals for all BLACKPINK members have not been confirmed and are currently under discussion.
“We are currently in discussions regarding the renewal of BLACKPINK’s contracts, and no decisions have been made at this time,” stated the agency. This response came in reaction to a report by Korean media outlet Sports Seoul, which claimed that Jisoo, Jennie, and Lisa had chosen not to renew their contracts with YG. Rose was mentioned as the sole member of the group who had extended her contract.
Source of the Information
The information about the contract status of BLACKPINK members was reportedly obtained from various sources within the music industry. The report also mentioned that the agency was discussing BLACKPINK’s group activities for the next six months to a year.
The Fate of Individual Members
According to the report, Rose has chosen to continue her contract under YG. Jisoo, on the other hand, was said to be pursuing a career as an actress in the future.
Lisa was rumored to be in negotiations to sign a contract with another South Korean agency, although no specific details were provided. As for Jennie, there were no rumors or information regarding her future career plans in the report.
BLACKPINK’s Commitment to Stay Together
Despite the swirling rumors, BLACKPINK had previously expressed their desire to continue their activities as a group. During the conclusion of their Born Pink world tour, which concluded with a concert in Seoul on Sunday (September 17), Jennie made this clear.
“We want to assure everyone that we will continue to be the BLACKPINK you know and love,” Jennie stated during the concert.
A Successful World Tour
The Born Pink World Tour, which lasted for over a year, came to an end with the concert at the Gocheok Sky Dome, an indoor baseball stadium in Seoul, South Korea.
Throughout the tour, BLACKPINK held an impressive 64 shows in 24 countries and 34 cities worldwide. Their tour included destinations in Asia, Oceania, Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Notably, they also performed in Indonesia, where they held a two-day concert at the GBK Main Stadium on March 11-12.
The Born Pink World Tour was a massive success and is reported to have attracted more than 1.75 million fans from around the world.