BLACKPINK dropped their highly anticipated pre-release single, “Pink Venom,” on August 19. It was their first comeback since The Album dropped in 2020.
As soon as news of BORN PINK was revealed, many BLINKs took to social media to request for something specific: a rap part for Jennie.
jennie better rap in more than half of these pic.twitter.com/0ElMXLOZZe
— lexie (@gingerjnk) August 17, 2022
i won’t lose hope for rapper jennie in pink venom, i’ll believe she raps until the last second before the song releases
— lana (@jnkim) August 13, 2022
Despite being the group’s main rapper, they noted that she mostly had vocal-heavy parts in recent title tracks and B-sides.
"she's going to rap in the next song"
y'all said the same thing with ktl. the same thing with hylt. the same thing with ice cream. but did we get rapper jennie? no.
— 💐 (@privejens) August 28, 2020
Their 2020 songs “How You Like That” and “ICE CREAM” were prime examples of this.
Jennie’s last rap verse in an official song was in “LOVESICK GIRLS” (2020) while her last major fast-paced one was in “DDU-DU DDU-DU” (2018).
Hopeful anticipation built up in the fandom during the group’s LIVE COUNTDOWN held an hour before the music video dropped. Rosé revealed a spoiler that the rap of Lisa and Jennie was amazing and that she wanted to do it as well.
I want to try the rappers’ parts. They are so cool. It’s just that they are cool so I desire their parts.
BLINKs confirmed this for themselves when “Pink Venom” dropped a few minutes later. In fact, Jennie opened up the song with a heavy rap that showed off her skills.
She had a main part not just once, but twice—and she even took up others!
Jennie was given the opportunity to open up the song with a rap, complete the second verse with another rap after Lisa‘s, do half of the rap-like chorus, and even lead the ending “RA TA TA TA” lines.
Needless to say, fans were rejoicing online at the overwhelming win. They called it “the rap lines [Jennie] deserves” and noted that she had a satisfactory number of parts.
JENNIE FINALLY GOT THE RAP LINES SHE DESERVES😭
— JENNIE ⏳ (@jenniedebuts) August 19, 2022
JENNIE OPENING THE SONG, SINGING THE CHORUS, THE OUTRO AND HAVING A RAP VERSE IT'S WHAT SHE DESERVES
— ً (@firejennie) August 19, 2022
love seeing ppl crazy over jennie's opening fairy, opening the chorus, the outro and also rap verse yall ITS her era and she deserves it
— ً (@jnktier) August 19, 2022
It was a long time coming, and they couldn’t be happier!
jennie rapped in intro and got long rap NO YOU DONT UNDERSTAND HOW HAPPY I AM LIKE FVCKING FINALLY OUR MAIN RAPPER JENNIE IS BACK
— ًً (@rappernie) August 19, 2022
jennie rapped in intro and got a proper long intro after a long time and then her second rap verse ate too plus she sang the chorus so basically she carried the whole song, never thought this day would come
— 🧜♀️ (@jenniebrigade) August 19, 2022
Check out the full “Pink Venom” music video below.