BLACKPINK is undoubtedly one of the most successful groups right now, and are currently ranked in the Top 3 of the richest K-Pop groups.
Part of this can be attributed to their endorsement deals with high-value brands including SAMSUNG. Back in 2019, BLACKPINK made a special appearance at the SAMSUNG Galaxy event in Thailand.
BLACKPINK’s music video for “Kill This Love” even had some special close-ups of SAMSUNG’s finest and latest products.
But this endorsement deal has encountered some conflicts in interest shortly after.
Firstly, Jisoo couldn’t stop recording herself with iPhones from BLINKs at BLACKPINK’s LA concert, even though Jennie tried to stop her, given that Apple isn’t exactly SAMSUNG’s best friend.
Jennie was also caught about to take a selfie with a fan’s phone, only to stop herself when she realized it was an iPhone.
the moment she realized the fan had an iphone jnsksnndn pic.twitter.com/XxbhllVX8E
— jennie loops (@jnkloops) April 19, 2019
But many fans know that the BLACKPINK members own Apple products and that it isn’t exactly a secret.
Recently, BLACKPINK did a live broadcast when Rosé accidentally let this slip.
I was bored in bed and Lisa called me on FaceTime
lmfao rosé said "facetime" samsung left the group ksjsksjsksk pic.twitter.com/MtSUGqMLo1
— rei (@elegantjens) July 13, 2019
What none of the girls managed to pick up on is that FaceTime is exclusively an app on Apple products.
Given the extent that the members, especially Jennie, go to to protect their SAMSUNG endorsement deals, it is hilarious when they let it slip through that they actually do use iPhones.
rosé: i was so bored in bed and lisa called me on facetime~
….they are still apple users at the end of the day 🤡
— ً (@jisoosbloodline) July 12, 2019
What’s more, even Jennie isn’t completely faithful to the SAMSUNG endorsement deal! She also FaceTimed Red Velvet’s Irene during a live broadcast, meaning that she also uses an iPhone!
— [ ☁ ] Heaven Delight (@_HeavenDelight_) March 25, 2018
Hopefully the execs at SAMSUNG let this one slide though. Or better yet, given how internationally successful they are, maybe Apple can sign an endorsement deal with BLACKPINK!