BLACKPINK's Contract Renewal in Limbo: Lisa Declines a 50 Billion Won Offer and Spotted on a Date - Rumors Abound
The online community is buzzing with various speculations surrounding BLACKPINK's Lisa.
As the contract renewal discussions for BLACKPINK members (Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa) continue to be a hot topic, rumors about Lisa's potential non-renewal spread on the 15th. As a result, the stock price of their agency, YG Entertainment (hereafter referred to as YG), experienced a significant drop.
The backdrop for these rumors is an online whisper suggesting that Lisa was offered a contract with a signing bonus of around 50 billion won but declined it.
In July, there were already speculations about the possibility of Lisa not renewing her contract. At that time, YG stated that they were "in discussions about the renewal with the members" and seem to maintain the same stance amidst the re-emerging rumors. Adding fuel to the fire, reports from Thai local media and international outlets highlighted Lisa's multiple dates with a global tycoon. According to these reports, Lisa was seen enjoying a boat ride on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok with Frédéric Arnault, the son of Bernard Arnault, the head of the luxury brand conglomerate LVMH.
Coincidentally, the timeline of Lisa's stay in Thailand aligns with Frédéric Arnault's visit to the country, adding credibility to their dating rumors.
Rumors about their relationship have been circulating since July. While YG did not make any official statements at the time, it's known that the two share a close friendship, which seemed to naturally draw a line on the dating speculations.
However, with continuous rumors ranging from "family trip speculations" to "airport lounge sightings," public interest in their relationship continues to grow. Moreover, with Lisa's contract renewal issue intertwining with these rumors, all eyes are on what steps she will take next.
Meanwhile, BLACKPINK, which includes Lisa, is set to hold the finale concert of their largest-scale world tour, 'BORN PINK,' at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 16th and 17th of this month.
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