Fans of Bella Poarch and BLACKPINK got an unexpected gift on Thursday when a one-year-old rumor was suddenly confirmed.
On September 8, Twitter user and Blink @doobeebae leaked a remix of Bella Poarch’s 2021 banger “Build a Bitch” that allegedly features a new verse from Rosé of BLACKPINK. Lending credence to this was Poarch herself, who reposted the clip hours after the original post.
Some enterprising Blinks edited the clip in place of the original second verse. According to Lopa K for Meaww, others have suggested the K-pop phenoms leave their company YG Entertainment over the canceled collaboration, among other reasons.
“With YG often being slammed for their mismanagement of BLACKPINK, fans are further unhappy that they let go of a big opportunity for Rosé,” K reported. “They have also been put on hiatus for an indefinite reason for the last 2 years. YG was even slammed for being lazy and uncreative with the girls’ latest songs and concept teasers.”
This collab didn’t come entirely out of nowhere. Last year, Poarch was spotted meeting up with Rosé and bandmate Jennie in Los Angeles. No statement on this was given at the time, but this might just explain everything.
“Build a Bitch” is featured on Poarch’s EP Dolls, released August 12 and currently available on all streaming platforms. BLACKPINK’s second studio album Born Pink is set to release on September 16.