Jessi just uploaded what ought to be one of the most fabulous selfies of December when she posted a picture of her alongside British singer Rita Ora.
She recently travelled to Shanghai to attend the Hennessy Artistry 2015, an event that promotes the art of mixing different genres of music and unites artists from different countries and styles to perform together. She was warmly welcomed by fans who organised presents, cake and drinks, since December 17 also marked Jessi’s 28 birthday. But apart from taking pictures, the two singers also performed Rita’s hit ‘Black Widow‘ live on stage together.
Although still a bit uncommon, this is not the first time that western stars have collaborated with K-pop artists. Rita Ora in particular has met various K-Pop artists such as Psy, CL and G-Dragon, whom she posed with for a photo at the CHANEL Couture AW15 show in Paris earlier this year, She even collaborated with Hyuna on a short film entitled ‘Girl, You Better Walk‘ for Funny or Die. And back in 2012, Alexandra Burke (who won the 2008 edition of The X Factor) performed a duet with Block B for the Hennessy Artistry in Malaysia. Taking to twitter after the event, she mentioned that she loved the duet with the boys.
Hopefully, we will get to see more amazing collaborations between western stars and K-Pop artists in 2016! What did you think about Jessi’s collaboration with Rita Ora?