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Hugh Grant now a ‘rabid’ BLACKPINK fan after watching band play Hyde Park

BLACKPINK made history by becoming the first Korean group to headline a major UK festival

By Charlotte Krol

Hugh Grant appears on a chat show
Hugh Grant. (Photo: BBC/YouTube).

Hugh Grant has said that he’s now a “rabid’ BLACKPINK fan after he watched them headline BST Hyde Park last night (2 July).

The actor took his daughter, Tabitha, and her friends to see the K-pop juggernauts for their history-making set. BLACKPINK‘s show marked the first time that a Korean group headlined a major festival in the UK.

“Very grateful to three eleven year olds for taking me to see @BLACKPINK yesterday. Am rabid Blink now. Slept with my heart hammer,” Grant tweeted.

Grant’s mention of “Blink” is the nickname that the BLACKPINK bandmembers use for their fanbase.

A heart hammer is in reference to the light-up pink hammer with heart-shaped ends known as BI-Ping-Bong, which is featured in BLACKPINK’s merchandise range.

Grant is known for expressing his opinions on Twitter. Last year, he told broadcaster and former politician Nigel Farage to “go f*** yourself” after the latter announced a campaign for a net zero referendum.

Grant responded to a Twitter post from Farage on March 5 2022 in which he announced a new campaign to “kill off [then-Prime Minister] Boris Johnson’s ruinous green agenda”.

“We demand a referendum on Net Zero,” he wrote, to which Grant responded: “Russian warship – go f*** yourself”.

Blackpink (Picture: Getty)
BLACKPINK (Picture: Getty)

BLACKPINK, meanwhile, released their second album Born Pink last September.

Rolling Stone UK summarised in its reviews round-up that week: “The world’s biggest K-pop girl group are back with Born Pink, the follow-up to their 2020 debut The Album. A more uptempo affair that plays with rock, pop and hip-hop, Born Pink is a record that’s bound to appeal to an even broader audience.

“BLACKPINK make several nods to bossing it as both pop stars and rock stars (‘Shut Down’, ‘Yeah Yeah Yeah’) and it’s on these turbo-charged tracks where they shine best.”