As part of their promotions for their recent comeback with “JIKJIN,” TREASURE attended Weekly Idol, where they gave fans a lot of new content. Like their performance of a YG Entertainment artist medley.
Because of his role as an MC for SBS‘s Inkigayo, Jihoon was selected to introduce the songs they would be covering…
BIGBANG Taeyang‘s “RINGA LINGA”
BLACKPINK Lisa‘s “MONEY.”
And BIGBANG G-Dragon and Taeyang’s “GOOD BOY”
TREASURE showed off their sharp, powerful dancing in the three covers, definitely doing their sunbaes (senior artists in the industry) proud with their performance.
But fans were also focused on how Jihoon decided to introduce Lisa’s “MONEY” as one of the songs they would be covering.
He announced that they would be performing a “song of the best rapper and dancer in this era, “MONEY” by Lisa sunbaenim.”
"..song of the best rapper and dancer in this era, 'money' by lisa sunbaenim" pic.twitter.com/BdOmpMTTbB
— A🌨라리사⁰³²⁷ (@lali_031827) March 9, 2022
Fans were understandably excited by Jihoon’s praise for Lisa, agreeing with his compliments.
— LiLi ♥︎ (@LalalisaM_ot4) March 9, 2022
And they also loved seeing TREASURE promote their YG Entertainment sunbaes.
"…the best rapper and dancer in this era." my boy spilled them FACTS 💯
— °•-•° (@lsbluem) March 9, 2022
Joking that TREASURE maybe promotes Lisa better than YG Entertainment itself.
Treasure really love to promote their sunbaes, if there's an opportunity take it😂 Treasure promoting lisa better than yg https://t.co/r23IrLGwLu
— ayonashi 💐 (@ayonashiAmari) March 9, 2022
But although fans agreed with what Jihoon had to say, some fans of BLACKPINK were frustrated that TREASURE performed a cover of “MONEY.”
Fans were confused because Lisa’s promotions for “MONEY” were very short, with just a performance video and a Christmas-themed performance video. Allegedly, this is because YG Entertainment claimed that the song might not be appropriate for children if they saw it on a broadcast.
the way yg made lisa believe that she cannot do money performance bc it might be bad for the kids… https://t.co/N1sxy7SS6J
— ً (@lisuperior) March 9, 2022
And so fans were understandably frustrated that TREASURE was allowed to perform the dance live, but the original artist couldn’t.
But I thought yg's reason for Lisa not performing it on music shows is because it will be broadcasted nationally and might not be appropriate to children? Then why other group under yg can perform it? Genuine question though https://t.co/hq4JbbatQS
— •ria || (@jenlisabeh) March 9, 2022
And while hopefully, Lisa will get some opportunities to show off “MONEY” in the future, at least fans of both groups can enjoy TREASURE’s talented cover.
You can watch Lisa’s performance video for “MONEY” here.
And TREASURE’s dance medley here.