Idle's rise to fame and success is mirroring 2nd gens 2NE1 vs 4Minute rivalry.
BlackPink (like 2NE1) is the most popular girl group in the West. But Soyeon and Idle (like Hyuna and 4Minute) are steadily rising with each comeback.
Its doubtful than Idle poses a threat to BP dominance but Soyeon is just a beast on another level from any BP member. That alone is something I would be paying very close attention to if I was YG.
Her talent at writing and rapping is probably even better than Teddys. And when you have a member in your group that's already better than the heart of BP then I would be slightly concerned about losing my grip on the American kpop music scene.
What do you think?