Pop sensation BLACKPINK (Jennie, Jisoo, Lisa, and Rosé) takes the cover story of Rolling Stone Magazine‘s June 2022 edition lensed by fashion photographer Peter Ash Lee. In charge of styling was Minhee Park, with fashion direction from Alex Badia, set design by Minkyu Jeon, and production by Katt Kim at Mother. Beauty is work of hair stylist Lee Seon Yeong, makeup artist Myungsun Lee, and manicurist Eunkyoung Park.
We don’t just receive a completed song. We are involved from the beginning, building the blocks, adding this or that feeling, exchanging feedback — and this process of creating makes me feel proud of our music. If we just received pre-made songs, it would feel mechanical. I feel more love for the process, because we say, ‘How about adding this in the lyrics? How about adding this move in the choreography?’ – Jisoo
If I was going through a hard time, I’d go to the bathroom, sob my heart out, then on to the next thing, I was on autopilot or something. If you told me to do that again, I could never. – Rosé
I think Blackpink’s hip-hop is something the world hasn’t seen before. We, four girls in their twenties from different backgrounds, are using -Korean and English to weave pop music with a hip-hop base. Maybe if the really cool rappers in America, who do ‘real hip-hop,’ look at us, it can seem a little like kids doing things. Our hip-hop isn’t the rebellious kind, but we are doing something very cool. What hip-hop is this? I don’t know! It’s just cool! – Lisa
Even if we’re 70 and we have different lives, I’ll still feel like I’m Blackpink. As corny as it sounds, I don’t think Blackpink will ever end in my heart. It’s a part of my family. You can’t deny your family. – Jennie
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