Canadian singer and songwriter Abel Tesfaye, popularly known as The Weeknd, confirmed on social media that he will be collaborating with BLACKPINK’s Jennie for a new song. This collaboration comes as Jennie, who recently made her acting debut in HBO’s “The Idol,” is set to release new music. The announcement was made by The Weeknd in response to a Twitter user who had changed their profile picture to confront him. The Weeknd not only called out the user but also revealed the upcoming release of Jennie’s song, stating, “dropping that Jennie song this weekend for you! Get the bucket ready.”
not you again LOL you thought I wouldn’t recognize you cause you changed your DP… dropping that Jennie song this weekend for you! Get the bucket ready 😢 https://t.co/VRrndMgvpB
— Abel Tesfaye (@theweeknd) June 20, 2023
Fan Reactions and Demand for a Proper Announcement
Although fans of BLACKPINK member Jennie were excited about her upcoming music release, they expressed disappointment with the way the announcement was made by The Weeknd. Many fans demanded a proper announcement instead of it being revealed in a Twitter exchange. Despite this, one thing was clear: Jennie would be releasing new music, and her devoted fanbase, known as Blinks, eagerly anticipated it. Previously, Jennie had teased an unreleased song during the launch of her collaboration with Calvin Klein in Seoul, South Korea, leading to speculations about her collaboration track with Abel Tesfaye.
Jennie’s Role in “The Idol” and Growing Popularity
Jennie, known for her solo music career as well as being a member of BLACKPINK, made her acting debut in the HBO show “The Idol.” In the series, she portrays the role of Dyanne, an ambitious backup dancer. Despite the controversies surrounding the show, including its dialogues and other elements prior to its premiere, Jennie’s performance has garnered attention and provided her with a global platform. Many viewers claim to tune in specifically to watch Jennie, adding to the show’s discussions and critiques with each episode.