BLACKPINK have finally made their long-awaited comeback with “Pink Venom,” and fans are overwhelmed by the addictive track and powerful music video. And they were incredibly excited to notice a lot of different references to BLACKPINK’s other music videos.
Here are 11 times BLACKPINK’s “Pink Venom” referenced their other work.
1. Lisa’s iconic “BOOMBAYAH” rap
Although it’s not exactly a music video reference, this list wouldn’t be complete without acknowledging Lisa‘s reference to her iconic “BOOMBAYAH” lyric, especially given the similar aesthetics of the sets.
I’m gonna go brrrr Rambo
— “BOOMBAYAH” lyrics
Black paint and ammo, got bodies like Rambo
— “Pink Venom” lyrics
2. Lisa’s visuals in “Playing with Fire”
The shots are remarkably similar, and, of course, both show off Lisa’s stunning visuals.
3. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” rapper Jennie
Although rapper Jennie is always iconic, fans know they’re in for a legendary rap when she breaks into the set in a cool vehicle.
4. “DDU-DU DDU-DU” Jisoo surrounded by the public who are using technology to watch her every move
The difference is that in “Pink Venom,” they seem under Jisoo‘s control.
5. “Kill This Love” Jisoo’s iconic pose
She looks like a goddess in both.
6. Rosé’s “Kill This Love” set
The set has gotten even darker over time, but the open concept is eerily similar, especially with the color scheme.
7. Jennie’s “How You Like That” pose
The red and black color scheme is inverted between the two music videos, and there’s even the spider allusion in both.
8. The fate of Lisa’s “How You Like That” apple
No apple would stay edible for two years, but Lisa’s apple in “Pink Venom” seems to have become especially rotten.
9. “Lovesick Girls” Rosé found a new guitar
Rosé may have broken her old guitar, but now she’s found an even cooler one.
10. “Lovesick Girls” Rosé is still covered in ink
This actually connects to the following reference.
11. Rosé’s “Gone” is the bridge
In her solo music video for “Gone,” Rosé starts off with a beautiful, vibrant rose. But as the relationship falls apart in the music video, the rose burns. One clever fan suggested that this represents Rosé’s heart burning after she was broken-hearted in “Lovesick Girls,” causing her heart to turn black in “Pink Venom.”
the rose burned up and turned out to black, which refered to her heart or soul became darken after being hurted. if lsg was the foundation, gone was the bridge lead rosé to the villain in pink venom #ROSÉ #로제 pic.twitter.com/QxlbLXX7qC
— 🎀👶🏼🎀 (@chaeuni1297) August 16, 2022
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You can watch “Pink Venom” here.