And I can’t say that blame her one iota. K-pop is a force to be reckoned with, and although it isn’t for everyone, it’s far-reaching global appeal is a true anomaly in this mostly Western-influenced planet. I too, have been bitten by the K-pop bug. But this is about Telisha Shaw, aka Telisa, a 32-year-old African-American dancer/entertainer from Tennessee on a mission. Her mission, and she’s chosen to accept with unabashed gusto, is to be the first black K-pop star. How awesome is that? Check out her interview with asiapacificarts.usc.edu here. She discusses her introduction to K-pop through working with male trio JYJ, as well as her plans for conquering the K-pop world.