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Is BLACKPINK's Lisa parting ways with YG Entertainment? Here's what we know so far

It was in 2016 that Lisa made her BLACKPINK debut along with Jennie, Rose and Jisoo.

Is BLACKPINK's Lisa parting ways with YG Entertainment? Here's what we know so far
BLACKPINK's Lisa and her contract with YG Entertainment

Last Updated: 02.57 PM, Jul 12, 2023

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Is the K-pop group BLACKPINK splitting up? According to rumours, Lisa and her agent YG Entertainment are in strife about contract renewals. According to an exclusive report from Munhwa Ilbo, the rapper's contract with her agency, which expires in August 2023, is apparently being considered. 

However, due to the vast differences in the needs and demands of the two sides, no agreement has yet been reached. Chinese sources gave Munhwa Ilbo a hint that Lisa would decide not to renew her contract with YG Entertainment.

"We have been working with Lisa and YG Entertainment to see if she can appear on our show, but they have told us that it is difficult to discuss any schedules past August due to uncertainty with contract renewals," a Chinese source to Munhwa Ilbo.

In response to Munhwa Ilbo's statement, YG Entertainment said that it had nothing to do with the contract renewal situation. "There is no relation to her contract; it is because of [BLACKPINK's] tour and her personal schedule," 

YG Entertainment. In fact, the agency went on to add that the contract renewal with the other three members - Jennie, Rose and Jisoo had proceeded smoothly.

However, amid all this, YG Entertainment's stock prices are down more than 8% following the talks of Lisa may leave the agency.

It was in 2016 that Lisa made her BLACKPINK debut. The four girls recently performed in front of their fans in London at American Express' 10-day music festival called BST Hyde Park.

The girl group is also preparing for its next concert show at Stade de France in Paris on July 15, 2023 and will kick off the last leg of their BORN PINK WORLD TOUR in the US on August 22 which concludes on August 26.

Lisa recently surpassed her band BLACKPINK's 'How You Like That' with her solo song 'MONEY' to become the most-streamed K-pop song by a female artist. On July 10, Lisa's MONEY reached 822 million streams on Spotify, the song was released as a B-side track in 2021. 

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