Friends or rivals? Blackpink's real bond with Red Velvet

The K-pop industry is known to be a highly competitive ground. Every group is invested in a race to be the next big thing! It is often speculated if genuine friendships exist between K-pop groups. Blackpink revealed on a radio show that they are closest to five-membered girl group Red Velvet. Want to know the truth about their bond? Read below to find out!

  • Blackpink is a 4 member group of  Jisoo, Jennie, Chaeyoung and Lisa. 
  • Red Velvet has 5 members: Irene, Seulgi, Wendy, Joy and Yeri. The group is senior to Blackpink as they debuted in 2014. 
  • Their friendship bloomed in 2017 when Jisoo was an MC during the Red Velvet’s promotions for their summer anthem ‘Red Flavor’. 

Fans have grown to love the adorable friendship between these girls and refer to them as 'Kpop Queens - BlackVelvet'. The term is a mashup of the two group names.

It all started with Jisoo and Seulgi's interaction backstage on SBS Inkigayo in 2017, where Jisoo was shown to be cheering for Red Velvet. 

 
 

Both groups have a stronghold on the music and fashion industry in their respective ways. Billboard has crowned Red Velvet as "the best idol group alive" cause of their versatile discography.

Blackpink in Lovesick Girls music video

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Rushing from styling, world tours, music shows and dance practices, one can only imagine how these stars are able to maintain a social life.

But guess what? Red Velvet member Joy shared on a radio show that the two groups met for a dinner where they had heartfelt conversations resulting in them growing closer. Watch their cute interaction below:

 
 

Everyone loves the IT Girl solidarity that exists between Blackpink's Jennie and Red Velvet's Irene. Both have a heavy influence on the fashion industry despite being known for their introverted personalities. We love to see successful women supporting each other.

Jennie Kim and Irene Bae at an Award Show. Source: Google Images

 As a fan of both groups, it makes me ecstatic to witness them not only conquering the music industry together but also cheering each other on. We hope to see more heartwarming interactions between them. See more BlackVelvet moments below! 

Estefanía Martínez

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