BLACKPINK’s Lisa Compensates Entire Street Market in Thailand for Month’s Worth of Income, “Apologies for the Disruption”

BLACKPINK member Lisa, a Thai national, has made headlines for her generous gesture in Bangkok’s Chinatown. According to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on July 2nd (local time), Lisa closed down a section of Yaowarat Road for the filming of her solo song ‘Rockstar’ music video.

Each shop owner affected received 20,000 baht (approximately 750,000 Korean Won) as compensation, exceeding their monthly income.

The music video, released on June 28th, showcases Lisa performing with dancers in the vibrant street setting, capturing the bustling atmosphere and lively street food scene.

MS News, based in Singapore, reported that Lisa’s team closed off the area from 2 am to 5 am for three days in mid-May to facilitate the shoot. Lisa not only compensated the shop owners but also planned to give 1,000 baht to passersby during the filming disruptions.

‘Rockstar’ broke records with 32.4 million YouTube views within 24 hours of its release, setting a new solo artist record. As of July 4th, the music video has surpassed 71,743,993 views.

According to Khaosod English, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Chinawat, an international business expert, coordinated with local managers in Bangkok to support Lisa’s music video shoot on Yaowarat Road, aimed at promoting local food.

Lisa recently renewed her contract with YG Entertainment for BLACKPINK activities. She launched her own agency, Loud Company, in February and partnered with RCA Records, a Sony Music subsidiary in the US, in April. ‘Rockstar’ marks Lisa‘s debut solo release, drawing significant global attention.

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