‘Jenny’ appeared on Dua Lipa's BBC podcast

'Jennie' made an appearance on Dua Lipa's BBC podcast on Friday to talk about her life and career.


BLACKPINK member 'Jennie' has spoken candidly about the challenges of being on stage, especially the frequent injuries that have hindered her ability to perform to her fullest potential.


Recalling the early days of her career in K-pop, 'Jennie' said "I started off as a rapper when I first debuted. But gradually, I realized that I enjoyed singing far more than I did rapping, which was a little bewildering at first. There were times when I experienced total burnout and wanted to step away from the mic."


She also offered a reflection on her career as an Idol star, saying "I felt I was being forced into expressing just one side of myself, because of that, I felt hesitant about fully expressing myself creatively later on." She added, "I want to break down more barriers for the sake of those around me. I now believe there's nothing wrong with being myself and that I'm not being held to a specific standard."


In response to the recent controversy surrounding her 'lazy attitude' while dancing on stage, ‘Jennie’ explained "I've been dealing with reoccurring injuries and it's been very stressful. I make mistakes more often than my group mates, where I fall over and hurt myself. But I know some fans are disappointed because it looks like I'm not trying very hard on stage."


She added, "I didn't have good control over my body. I've learned to take better care of myself physically since the pandemic and I want to let the fans know that I'm still in the process of learning more about what I can and can't do".


'Jennie' has been traveling the world to meet global fans as part of BLACKPINK's ongoing world tour.