Miley Cyrus took to Twitter on Wednesday (Oct. 14) to send love to Blackpink for covering her 2013 hit “23” in their documentary, Blackpink: Light Up the Sky.
The moment comes midway through the K-pop girl group’s new Netflix film, which features footage of Jennie and Lisa during their days as trainees for YG Entertainment. The two deliver their take on the star-studded collab between Mike Will Made It, Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa and Juicy J.
“I didn’t speak any Korean…Fortunately, there was Jennie. She was the only one who could speak English among the trainees,” Lisa reminisces via confessional as the pair swagger through Miley’s chorus in the old footage, rapping, “I’m in the club, high on purp with some shades on/ Tatted up, miniskirt with my J’s on/ J’s on my feet/ J’s on my feet/ J’s on my feet/ So get like me.”
For her part, Cyrus took note of the snippet circulating on social media, replying to a tweet of the vintage performance with a series of black heart emojis. (Released in the midst of her Bangerz era, “23” peaked at No. 11 on the Hot 100, as well as No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.)
For their part, Blackpink have more than a few milestones to celebrate as of late. In addition to their documentary’s premiere, the quartet released their long-awaited debut full-length LP, The Album, earlier this month, as well as the music video for their latest infectious single, “Lovesick Girls.” The studio set debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 upon its release, while the pop smash launched to the top of the new Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.
Check out Miley’s sweet reaction to Lisa and Jennie nailing “23” below.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) October 14, 2020