Fans of BLACKPINK, especially Lisa, have taken notice of a significant change in her manager’s professional status. Lisa’s manager, Alice Kang, recently updated her LinkedIn profile, indicating her departure from YG Entertainment. This update has stirred speculation among fans about the future of Lisa and BLACKPINK’s association with the entertainment company.
Alice Kang’s YG Entertainment Journey
Alice Kang’s LinkedIn profile reflects her tenure at YG Entertainment, spanning from October 2018 to October 2023. Fans, while expressing gratitude for her dedicated work, are now contemplating the potential implications of her departure on BLACKPINK’s trajectory with YG Entertainment.
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BLACKPINK’s contract with YG Entertainment concluded after their world tour ended in September 2023. Subsequent to this, rumors regarding individual members’ contract decisions surfaced. Lisa, in particular, was reported to have received lucrative offers from various global agencies. While Jisoo and Jennie were rumored to establish their own agencies, Rosé was speculated to renew her contract. As of November 14, YG Entertainment released a statement clarifying that negotiations are ongoing, and nothing has been officially confirmed.
Lisa’s Recent Controversies and Social Media Standing
In a separate development earlier this month, fans observed the suspension of Lisa’s Weibo account, reportedly due to violations of regulations. Speculation arose that this could be linked to her controversial Crazy Horse performance in Paris in September. Notably, other Chinese celebrities who attended the event faced similar issues, and major brands like CELINE and BVLGARI removed Lisa’s posts from their Chinese social media accounts.
Contrasting Reactions and Social Media Influence
Despite the controversies, Lisa’s performance garnered attention from VIPs and celebrities, including Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and his family. The varying reactions from different quarters highlight the complexity of Lisa’s influence and standing in the entertainment industry. Her Instagram following, nearing 100 million, attests to her enduring popularity and impact on social media.
As discussions about contract negotiations continue and Lisa navigates through recent controversies, the future trajectory of BLACKPINK remains uncertain, leaving fans eagerly awaiting official announcements.