The Problem with Little Mix and Blackpink

By :Shanise Lachelle

Little mix is my ULTIMATE Favorite girlgroup of all time!!! I’ve been with them since xfactor when they were just babies with GORGEOUS voices. And Blackpink was the first Kpop group I ever got into and that was all BECAUSE of how much little mix and jade talked about wanting to work with them. And they’re two of the biggest girlbands in the world!! ( It’s a fact, whether you like it or not).

But what kills me is how poor their labels and teams are. For one blackpink have been together since 2016 and only recently just made their first full length album! The thing with Yg and their producer teddy, is they like to make people wait and really anticipate Blackpink. They think the fans will be even hungrier when they finally release something. And although that tatic works every once in a while, it’s not good to do all the time. For one, you loose fans and the public’s interest!! And over in south korea there’s new kpop groups being born every second. Blackpink as talented as they are could easily be replaced. As a fan, the long waiting in between eras and comebacks is BORING and annoying. The girls don’t much as a group, and as soon as their little promo month is over, they go back into their caves. Not separate LATLEY with covid and all, they’ve been doing more solo things to keep the fans happy. (Lisa’s dance movies, being a mentor, jisoo working on her drama, rose solo is coming and jennie has her youtube channel)

But together, they don’t do enough, which causes the fans to be bored and get into useless drama. I believe if Yg held more fan live streams and let them perform more, even if it’s like little acoustic online sets, the girls and fans would be so much happier.

Now little mix, if you’ve followed me for a while you’d know how I feel about their management and team!! They switched labels two years ago and NOTHING has gotten better. Confetti didn’t do as well as it should have and we lost jesy. I honestly don’t think they have more than two more years left if they continue this way. And I just so desperately want them to succeed because they’re so talented , but it’s like at what point are they going to want change like they claim!?

Compared to every other album , honestly confetti is probably their weakest album and the songs feel empty and too short. That’s not to say it’s a bad album( I love it)!! It’s just a thrown together, random, party album with no theme. Little mix doesn’t have a bad album but Confetti definitely falls short and sounds like the album they should have made after Dna.

I really just hope Blackpink and Little mix get it together. Because they could honestly have really long successful careers if they changed a few things, but it doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen anytime soon.

Why little mix won’t make it

Happy 2020🍾🥂 let’s get into it!

Don’t be alarmed by the title

Little mix is Stilll that girl group and the best girl group out of this past decade. And my favorite girl group-EVER. But that being said I’m very OVER their management teams at this point. At the beginning of 2019/ ending of 2018 they let go of modest management, which is run by the devil Simon cowhorns. And we thought ” YES OUR TIME HAS FINALLY COME, world tour here we come” 🤡. We thought WRONG. I have no CLUE why little mix thought getting rid of their management in the middle of releasing one of their BEST albums was a smart choice.🤡 the promo was HORRIBLE and all over the place. Not to mention the cancelling of all the tours in Australia and Asia. Like cancelling tours in their biggest support areas was A BAD PR MOVE. And quite possibly SABOTAGE! Cause like why else? Why? WHY?!!!!!!

Not to mention they don’t mingle with other people in the industry. Like that is KEY to longevity in this industry. You don’t have to like the people or become life long friends- although it helps in the long run. But mingling helps your career ALOT. Come on. They laugh about how they stick together at awards shows and events and at first it’s like OK CUTE HAHAHAH. But now it’s like Hahah do y’all want a career or NAH?! How do they ever expect to break America and get the attention they rightfully deserve if they don’t talk to people?!🤡 do you know how far connections GO IN THIS INDUSTRY AND THIS WORLD?! They’re not famous enough to not talk and make connections. They’re not, they don’t have that luxury yet. Had they laid down those foundations when their promo was great- DNA ERA/get weird era, they’d be SUPER famous.

Period!!! They have the charm, the voices… the VOICES!!! Have you heard them sing live or accapella?!!!!!! Honestly … angels on earth. Each of them can sing and how many groups is there out there where ALL of them can sing?! – there is none- NEXT. They can all dance and hold a routine! They love each other -genuinely. They actually like each other. They’re actually FUNNY. Watch their funny moments and try not to laugh. They literally shut it down every performance no matter how big or small! They remix their singles every time they perform them, EVERY TIME. The routines , their look, the videos, like I could go on and on but point is- THEY GOT IT. They got it all. So why aren’t they’re more famous?!!!!!!!

They also go on too many holidays/vacations. They go away for tour for like 2 mins and already they miss their boyfriends blah… like how do you EVER expect to break anywhere when you constantly go on vacation and whine about your boyfriend?! Like I get it – they’re busy and they don’t get to see their family a lot but comeon. The amount of holidays they took in 2019 alone was ridiculous. RIDICULOUS. It’s like they don’t take their careers as serious as they want us to believe.

Once again they don’t have the luxury to just sit around and do the absolute bare minimum and go on fancy vacations. They don’t. They’re not Beyoncé or Rihanna level yet or at all.

Now I’ll give them their credit they’re the biggest girl group of this decade and the biggest western girl group. But people still don’t know who they are and their music STILL isn’t popular outside of the uk and Europe. Like what are we gonna change going into 2020 girls!? Cause y’all have it all- looks , music, the voices, the charm, the talent, …… so what is gonna change?! Cause honestly im TIRED!!! Imagine how tired your fans are. All this talent and the world is sleeping on you and it’s mostly because of you and your management. Y’all could be doing so much more… SO MUCH MORE. Y’all have it ALL… like 😔 . I just want y’all to be world known . Why don’t y’all want it too?! Where’s that hunger gone?!

Why

Why are girls raised different from boys?! Why do we have to be polite and smile and keep our legs closed and put on a bra when male relatives come around and also in general cover up when male relatives come around. And why are we basically breed to know how to take care of a home by 12 and boys still don’t know how to do laundry or make their beds?! Why do we have to be wholesome and virgins and hardworking but not more hardworking than our husbands but have to have it all, we have to be perfect and they get to be mediocre and barley meet any of our requirements?! Why do we settle?! Cause having a man( even a sucky one) is better than not having one at all. Why is a sexually free single women a whore,slut,home wrecker?! Why do we constantly let men call us bitches and whores and cheat on us and give us stds…. yet we stay and pretend it’s okay and love them anyway. Why?! When will this end!? I’m not for it, and I’m not sorry about it. I’m not gonna be quiet and fold over in the corner. I’m not that type of female. I’m strong and loud and everything I’m not suppose to be. So If that bothers society or a “man”, then society and those type of men are not for me.