YG Entertainment denies Blackpink’s Jennie, Jisoo would launch own agencies
South Korean music label YG Entertainment denied reports of Blackpink’s Jennie and Jisoo setting up their own individual agencies, saying that discussions about the girl group’s contract renewal are still ongoing.
Jennie and Jisoo made headlines after Korean media outlet News1 reported that they would launch their respective one-person agencies to manage their individual activities on Monday, Sept. 25, although it said that details were kept under wraps.
However, YG denied the reports on the same day. “Nothing has been confirmed regarding BLACKPINK’s contract renewals and their future activities,” their statement said, per a Soompi translation.
Earlier this month, insiders claimed that Rosé was the only member who renewed her contract with YG Entertainment, while Jisoo, Jennie, and Lisa were allegedly in talks with different entertainment companies, a report that label also dispelled last Friday, Sept. 22.
The state of Blackpink’s exclusive contracts with YG, which ended in August, remains up in the air, as both camps have yet to make a statement about the matter.
The quartet wrapped up their “Born Pink” world tour in Seoul, South Korea earlier this month, where they assured fans that they will “work hard and continue to be Blackpink who always impresses.” There was no mention of their contracts at the time.
Blackpink debuted in August 2016 with the single album “Square One,” and it has since become one of the most successful K-pop groups in South Korea and the global music scene.
Apart from their group activities, all of the members are global ambassadors in luxury fashion brands and made a mark as solo artists. EDV