Dog is woman’s best friend, and in this case, Hank is always by Rosé of BLACKPINK’s side even while she took over Billboard’s Instagram on Tuesday (April 27).
The rescue pup made multiple appearances during the takeover, including snuggling at the singer’s feet, joining her for an interview, and more. Between takes of the two cuddling up together, the 24-year-old K-pop star shared behind-the-scenes videos of her chat with Billboard, in which she discusses discovering the path to her solo career with her breakthrough single “On The Ground,” which topped both the Billboard Global 200 and Global 200 Excl. U.S. charts — making her the first K-pop soloist to do so.
“It’s like little baby steps of figuring out who you are and what you want to be. Everybody’s a chameleon, everybody can be all sorts of colors. At one point, you gotta choose: This is me, this sounds like me, this will describe me,” she says. “Working as BLACKPINK for the past four years has given me a lot of experience, so when I am off on my own, I do know what I’m doing most of the time.”
During an appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show last month, Rosé told her fellow pop star how she came to adopt Hank in December. “Hank is like the cutest puppy. I adopted him, so in Korea, there’s a bunch of people who upload these puppies who are up for adoption and they don’t have a home,” the “On the Ground” singer explained. “So I saw him online and this lovely lady was posting about him, telling people to adopt, not buy. I fell in love with him, and he’s just so adorable.”
Check out her IG takeover on Billboard’s account here.