2NE1’s Minzy Officially Leaves The Group
On the fifth of April 2016, YG Entertainment released an official statement confirming Minzy’s departure from 2NE1.
The confirmation was delivered after speculations about Minzy being in talks with different agencies surfaced online. It was revealed that YG’s contract with 2NE1 would expire on May 5, and there were discussions about contract renewals in January. However, Minzy expressed her desire to move on and her decision was respected.
The statement also reads:
“It is not an easy thing to maintain a group of artists for over seven years. It is near impossible not to face risks and obstacles. Although 2NE1 is currently on hiatus due to an unhappy instant which happened two years ago, we will prevail. This is a promise to all the fans who patiently waited for 2NE1’s return.”
YG Entertainment also shared that there are no plans to add new members to the group to replace her, and that 2NE1 will move forward as a trio. The girls are also slated to release a song this summer.
Blackjacks, what are your thoughts on this turn of events? What’s in store for 2NE1 in the future as a trio? And what do you think Minzy’s next step is going to be?
(Editing by MaliVai Tjong Ayong)