The news that BLACKPINK will perform during the visit to the White House has been officially denied by the Office of the President of Korea.

On March 31 KST, the Office of the South Korean President released a formal press statement to deny the speculations that BLACKPINK have been invited to perform during Yook Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee‘s White House visit.

South Korean president Yook Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee plan to travel to Washington D.C. for a formal state visit on April 26, per an invitation by American president Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Previously, various media outlets reported that the American first lady had suggested a joint performance by BLACKPINK and Lady Gaga during the state dinner following the diplomatic visit in April, causing a buzz. Then, subsequent news reports claimed that the chief of South Korea’s National Security Council failed to relay this request to Yook Suk Yeol, creating potential cause for discourse between the U.S. and South Korea less than a month ahead of the state visit.

Now, the Office of the South Korean President has stepped up to clarify, “The speculated performance being reported by the media is not a part of the agenda for the upcoming state visit.” 

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