BLACKPINK’s First Appearance Together Since Latest Contract News Gives Fans Hope

“OT4 FINALLY”

For the last few months, talk of BLACKPINK‘s contract status has been a hot topic as netizens try to figure out the group’s plans.

BLACKPINK themselves have implied they would like to stay together, though many have found evidence that the group would not be resigning to YG Entertainment as individuals.

BLACKPINK Jennie’s Status At A Recent Appearance Sparks More Speculations About Her Future With YG Entertainment

Earlier this week, it was reported that two BLACKPINK members signed non-exclusive contracts with the label, allowing them to sign elsewhere as individuals but promote as a group through YG Entertainment.

Many had concerns with this, saying that this felt like more of a goodbye than anything else.

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  • “Do you think they will release albums under different labels when they didn’t release albums while they were under the same label?”
  • “Sigh, this is so disappointing. I was hoping they would promote for a long time because each member has star qualities, ㅠㅠ.”
  • “Doesn’t this sound like each member will be moving on to new labels? This feels like the ‘Let’s meet again, someday’ before breaking up…”
  • “I just want to continue listening to BLACKPINK’s music.”
  • “Isn’t this a good thing? Isn’t it a win for all parties if the members promote as a group under YG and have their own labels supporting them individually?”
  • “So even this (contract) hasn’t been signed by all members yet? Please, I want to see the four girls as BLACKPINK for a long time ㅠㅠ.”
  • “Only 2 of the 4 members have signed, LOL. Seriously, their stock has been suffering, LOL.”
  • “I’ll wait for the official announcement.”

However, the group’s recent appearance together has given many fans happiness.

On November 21, BLACKPINK were among the attendees at the Korean State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in the United Kingdom, held to honor the President of South Korea’s visit.

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Fans were surprised to see photos of the group surface before and during the dinner.

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The group were also spotted conversing with King Charles III, presumably after his speech.

Fans were surprised to see the group together again, especially with the ongoing contract negotiations.

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