BLACKPINK‘s Lisa has just started her music show promotions for her solo debut, “Lalisa,” on Inkigayo. Fans are already worried it might’ve been her last music show appearance for this era. After years of waiting for Lisa’s moment to shine, many are, understandably, concerned.
BLINKs were first crushed when a clip of fansign began to circulate on Twitter where a fan asked Lisa about her upcoming promotions, to which Lisa had no clear answer.
— ʙᴇᴏɴʏᴇᴏᴋ 🖤💗 (@translatebp) September 19, 2021
Fans became even more concerned when they noticed that her first music show performance would be more than a week after her song’s initial release.
First week (most crucial week for a music project) passed with no music shows variety show for Lisa.
Inkigayo stage is her only stage on a music show during her solo era.
Someone's song was put into “LALISA” album on Spotify & Amazon
— LALISA GLOBAL❤️🔥 (@Lsglobal_) September 18, 2021
It wasn’t as if this was due to an overpacked schedule; however, fans also noticed that most of Lisa’s content would occur within the first two days that “Lalisa” was online.
Expectation vs. Reality. 👇🏼
Sorry for the word but WTF @ygent_official !Move!Promote her! It’s your job! Lisa is like a cash cow to your company, yes,she is!You’re just using her for money! Disappointed but not surprised. @ygent_official, ungrateful!
MORE PROMOTIONS FOR LISA pic.twitter.com/L4SukXirPd
— lisa and jk fan account (@lizkookm97) September 18, 2021
Not only were fans upset at the lack of performances, but fans also realized that Lisa wouldn’t have the chance to make variety show appearances.
TVN Variety show Amazing Saturday Used Lisa's pic on guessing the BP song part. Even Lisa's Photo made it to variety show, but the real #Lisa can't
— YG PROMOTE LISA BETTER (@Ann19th) September 18, 2021
Fans were already frustrated but continued to push forward with streaming and voting in hopes that they could bring Lisa a music show win in person during her only scheduled appearance. Crushingly, Lisa came in second place, which was the final straw for many fans.
Lisa we love you, sorry for today lis
— Ikee_dy (@DyIkee) September 19, 2021
With all of this frustration boiling over, soon, “MORE PROMOTIONS FOR LISA” was trending on Twitter, with thousands of fans joining in. Some were angered by the lack of set Lisa was given for her Inkigayo performance.
They didn't even build a set for her first solo performance.
It's so low budget 🙁 @ygent_official !!!
PROUD OF YOU LALISA
MORE PROMOTIONS FOR LISA pic.twitter.com/mg0i13F1ir
— JenChuLiChaeng (@blinkchuwu) September 20, 2021
Other fans shared memes to cope with their anger through humor
Lilies heart right now
MORE PROMOTIONS FOR LISA pic.twitter.com/LURFNnD4z9
— Lilithlyn🍑リリ (@Lilithlyn1) September 18, 2021
Even through all the exhaustion, fans figured out how to show off Lisa’s successes and ask for the attention she deserves.
— Annabelle Kristyle Amigable (@bellakristyle22) September 19, 2021
While the future of Lisa’s promotions remains unseen, a performance video has been announced for her B-Side track, “Money”. We can only hope this is a sign that more promotions could be on the way.
#LISA ‘MONEY’ EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO TEASER POSTER
‘MONEY’ EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE VIDEO
✅2021.09.22 11AM (EST) / 2021.09.23 12AM (KST)#리사 #BLACKPINK #블랙핑크 #FIRSTSINGLEALBUM #LALISA #MONEY #EXCLUSIVE_PERFORMANCE_VIDEO #TEASER_POSTER #YG pic.twitter.com/2CRlgcWWR1
— YG FAMILY (@ygent_official) September 19, 2021