In early 2021, BLACKPINK‘s Lisa performed a dancer cover of “Tomboy” by Destiny Rogers on her incredibly popular LILI’s FILM YouTube channel. At the time Destiny expressed her gratitude but she recently revealed just how much this cover changed her life.
When sitting down to talk to Eric Nam for the Daebak Show w/ Eric Nam podcast, she began by explaining how 2020 hit her hard financially as an up and coming artist.
She then shared that early in 2021, her business manager revealed to her that her money was running out and within a few months she would be “at flat zero”.
After hearing this, Destiny realized she’d have to uproot her life after only a year and a half in Los Angeles and move back to her hometown.
She expressed her frustration at the idea that she’d been shown what her life could be like only to have it taken away.
Within less than a month, Destiny was in the studio trying to record something new when a miracle happened. She described a sudden influx of social media followers telling her things like “Oh my gosh, congrats! Lisa used your song.” and Destiny’s first thought was “Who’s Lisa?”
(Before moving forward with her story, Destiny took a second to clarify that she already loved all of BLACKPINK and Lisa was her favorite but in the moment she was overwhelmed by all of the comments).
She then told Eric that a friend Facetimed her to show her the video and that’s when she understood (and understandably fangirled a bit).
The shock of seeing Lisa dancing was quickly replaced by the shock of Lisa’s power with Destiny’s social media blowing up and her song gaining thousands of new listeners.
Destiny described what happened next as a revival of her career where her team began to recognize her value again.
Later on, she met GOT7‘s Mark who made it possible for her famous video call with Lisa to happen where Destiny was finally able to express a bit of how much Lisa had changed her life to Lisa herself.
Now that things are looking up, Destiny had the opportunity to work on B.I‘s song “Got It Like That” featuring Tyla Yaweh which was released in May 2021.
Because of Lisa’s power, Destiny Rogers is now not only surviving in the industry, but thriving. Hopefully we can see more K-Pop collaborations from her in the future (and maybe even one with BLACKPINK). To see the full segment from Destiny’s interview, check out the video below: