BLACKPINK has recently wrapped up their “Born Pink World Tour” in Seoul, with group aespa being part of the audience. Aespa attending BLACKPINK’s show came across as surprising to many fans, as they were thought to be rivals due to the similarities the groups have. With both of them having 4 members, two rappers and using the “Girl Crush” concept, fandoms quickly decided to make comparisons and create an enmity between these talented girls that does not actually exist.
These false rumors were finally cleared up when the aespa girls were spotted at BLACKPINK’s final shows for their tour in the South Korean capital city. As a result, both BLACKPINK fans (BLINKS) and aespa fans (MY) wondered how both 4-piece girl bands crossed paths.
This was clarified by aespa’s vocalist and rapper, Karina, who said BLACKPINK singer Jisoo, contacted her first and they exchanged a few texts. After that, they apparently became friends, and the invitation to the “Born Pink” show was later given to the other aespa members. Karina affirmed this during a video call fan sign:
“Jisoo contacted me first to tell me that she likes me.”
지민이 블랙핑크 지수sbn 이랑 친해져서 블핑sbn 콘서트 다녀왔다구!!!!
아름다운 여쟈들의 친목 응원합니다 ♡.. https://t.co/GQ69DXjeTG pic.twitter.com/VbYzMEaJ9E
— 쨔물 (@babujiminy) September 21, 2023
This was later corroborated by aespa’s main rapper, Giselle, who also shared how they got to attend BLACKPINK’s show. She stated that they “were invited before.” Moreover, footage of the girls in the show with their BI-ping-bong (which is BLACKPINK’s lightstick name) were also shared on social media platforms.
As of now, BLACKPINk culminated their massive tour and have fans on the edge after rumors of possible contract renewal declines with their agency, YG Entertainment. Then, aespa has recently released their song “Better Things,” and is about to conclude their tour “SYNK : Hyper Line.”
So aespa personally got invited to attend Born Pink Finale in Seoul.
It’s so cute how aespa managed to attend blackpink concert even after a long flight to show their support. This being their first non SM artist kpop concert too, my aespink🤍
— karina’s wife (@ujiminphoria) September 19, 2023