BLACKPINK's Jennie says she doesn't want to deny she's female G-Dragon
Q. You released your first ever solo album. How do you feel?
Jennie: You know, all the other BLACKPINK members have been preparing for their solo albums too. I feel as if we're starting all over again. Through my solo album, I want to show my own charm.
Q. Don't you feel pressured?
Jennie: Of course, I feel pressured because I'm the first one, but I want to enjoy all the things. And I'm thankful that I can rely on the other members. When I was a trainee, I even couldn't imagine making a debut as a solo singer. You know, I've spent so much time in practicing singing and dancing, and I want to prove that the time I spent is not a lost time.
Q. So what do you think is the difference between BLACKPINK's album and your solo album?
Jennie: Both Jennie of BLACKPINK and solo singer Jennie are myself. I can't say there's a difference between them. However, I sang the entire song as a solo singer. I'm not sure I did it really good, but I did all the things I wanted to do. And when we worked on BLACKPINK's album, Teddy tried to include every member's personality in it. But while working on my solo album, he tried to care much more about me.
Q. Tell me about your song "Solo".
Jennie: Many females try to fit themselves into their lovers. However, they sometimes feel deeply wounded. So the song carries the message that we should find our true selves.
Q. You look so charismatic and sexy on the stage. What is your real personality like?
Jennie: Actually, I'm very shy and quiet. Many people say I'm just like a little girl in real life.
Q. What did BLACKPINK members talk about your solo debut?
Jennie: They tried to cheer me up. Their smile helped loosen me up.
Q. What did Yang Hyunsuk talk about your solo debut then?
Jennie: He cared so much about my solo debut. He checked every detail, and he tried to encourage me, saying I can do it. He said "Take everyone down".
Q. BIGBANG's Seungri said you're like female G-Dragon.
Jennie: It's an honor to just be compared with G-Dragon. I don't want to deny it, and I'm just so thankful. I'll try my best to be his successor, and of course, the title "female G-Dragon" is really awesome, I think.
Q. What's your goal as a solo singer?
Jennie: It's my first time to release my solo album, and I don't want to stick to the rankings on the music charts. I hope many people will become curious about me. Of course, it's lie to say that I never care about the rankings, but I want to enjoy all the things.