KUALA LUMPUR: Jennie of red hot K-Pop group BlackPink regularly posts solo shots of herself on her Instagram account that’s followed by over 22.9 million people.
According to Koreaboo, fans, or Blinks as they’re known, noticed something in a photo that the comely 23-year-old idol had never posted before until yesterday.
It was the first time that she had uploaded a picture of a male individual. The man turned out to be fellow K-Pop artiste Mino, 26, who is a member of popular music group Winner.
Apparently, she had visited the male rapper and singer-songwriter’s first art exhibition at the Seongnam Arts Centre in South Korea.
The exhibition, which featured paintings created by the idol whose real name is Song Minho, is expected to run till Dec 25.
Jennie shared a few photos and wrote: “Congratulations to the new artist, Song Minho.”
Fans from both K-Pop groups expressed their excitement with the post, which has already garnered over 1.7 million likes and more than 10,500 comments.
Some had even requested for a music collaboration between the two stars.
Meanwhile, Koreaboo also reported that BlackPink fans were frustrated with the lack of new material from their favourite K-Pop group and have hounded its agency, YG Entertainment, with ads all over Seoul.
Blinks had previously hired a billboard truck to patrol the company’s headquarters to demand for better treatment for BlackPink. The truck was also reported to have been spotted around Seoul playing the limited number of music videos released by the quartet, made up of Jennie, Lisa, Jisoo and Rose.
Now ads were placed all over Seoul in high-visibility areas such as around buildings, subway stations and airports. The main message read: “Blinks demand for BlackPink.”
Fans also took to social media to show their support for the cause. One wrote: “Blinks are seeking better treatment for the girls. Aside from not having the two comebacks in 2019 that they were promised, BlackPink also lacks a full-length album, solo projects for all the members and broadcast appearances.”