YG Entertainment just released a teaser image for BLACKPINK’s new single on the morning of July 23.
— YG FAMILY (@ygent_official) July 23, 2020
Naturally, the update had thousands of fans excited with BLACKPINK’s latest announcement.
i’m so happy 😭😭😭
— 젠바🙈💕 (@jendeukiebabo) July 23, 2020
THIS IS NOT A FAN EDIT BLINKS THIS IS REAL LETS GO pic.twitter.com/zbOGMpT6iw
— mori 🍥 (@blinkorclown) July 23, 2020
my girls are coming back again😭 YES SLAY QUEENS🥳 pic.twitter.com/mOw6btANul
— ✦lj ↬ jaehyuk's day🚀⁰⁸⁰⁷ (@watawoo_kyuBin) July 23, 2020
Just last month, BLACKPINK dropped their pre-release track “How You Like That” on June 26. As a result, the song gained a lot of recognition and even trended worldwide.
YG Entertainment previously stated that BLACKPINK will be having a multi-phase comeback for the year, so their teaser image is already expected…
After long hours of work, we’ve completed recording over 10 tracks of BLACKPINK’s new songs, which compose BLACKPINK’s first studio album. The second plan is to release the group’s second single in a special format in either July or August.
– YG Entertainment
…what’s unexpected, though, is the portion of the teaser image which was left hidden:
There is no official update from YG Entertainment so far, but fans are speculating that the special guest is Ariana Grande.
Fans started to speculate this because of Ariana’s recent activity on her social media account.
— BLACKPINK GLOBAL (@BLACKPINKGLOBAL) July 23, 2020
OMG ARIANA FOLLOWING BLACKPINK ON IG pic.twitter.com/XDmsXTLiGZ
— ً (@97CHAELISEY) July 23, 2020
Another thing: Ariana does not follow Jennie on Instagram which means she had to go to Jennie's account and like the teaser which further fuels speculation of Ariana and BLACKPINK collaborating!!! @BLACKPINK @ArianaGrande pic.twitter.com/HVvBKJpD85
— BLACKPINK AMERICA #HYLT (@BPinAmerica) July 23, 2020
Another reason for this speculation is because professionals who have worked with Ariana Grande before have also been involved in engaging with BLACKPINK’s social media post as well:
Victoria Monét and Tommy Brown liked BLACKPINK’s latest single announcement featuring a mystery artist.
Both have worked with Ariana Grande on music, fueling more rumors that Grande is featured on BLACKPINK’s upcoming single. pic.twitter.com/3lKXrMM6CR
— Pop Base (@PopBase) July 23, 2020
VICTORIA MONET AKA ARIANA’S BEST FRIEND LIKING BLACKPINK POST Y’ALL IT’S A WRAP pic.twitter.com/ipMdGMea5g
— BP1 (@IaIisapinks) July 23, 2020
tommy liked jennie’s post and victoria who is literally ariana’s best friend liked the post on blackpink’s ig account, ARIPINK IS COMING SJFJSKFJ pic.twitter.com/0bzUlBveQm
— َ (@blinksaturn) July 23, 2020
What do you think about this “possible” collaboration? Speaking on other artists who are BLACKPINK fans, check out the next article below to find out about Jay Park‘s opinion on them: