BOM, CL, DARA… MINZY?

Sad news 😦
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YG Entertainment announced today that 2NE1’s member Minzy has officially left the group. The group is set to make a comeback this summer.
I had just entered the classroom this morning when my friends on our group chat were saying Minzy had left 2NE1. It was kind of hard to believe it at first, I even asked if she was sure but we’ll, it was trending worldwide on Twitter…
Below is YG Ent.’s statement regarding the issue:

This is YG Entertainment’s official statement regarding the rumors of 2NE1 disbanding.

We are sorry to bring this regrettable news to 2NE1′s fans who have waited for a long time.

We are officially informing you that 2NE1′s maknae Gong Minzy will no long be able to be a part of 2NE1.

YG’s contract with 2NE1 expires on May 5, 2016. Last January, we had individual face-to-face talks with each member regarding renewing their contracts and showed our desire for the group to reform. Unfortunately, Gong Minzy did not feel the same.

Having to say goodbye to a colleague who has been with us since she was a trainee for 11 years is really difficult. However, we fully understand and respect Gong Minzy’s position as the group had to suddenly halt promotions two years ago. Thus, it is true that we feel more sorry rather than feeling unsatisfied.

After announcing Gong Minzy’s decision to leave the group, the other members were confused and asked, “Will 2NE1 disband like this?” Yang Hyun Suk met the three members and said, “I want to protect 2NE1 until the end no matter what. When it get’s difficult let’s gather together and be strong and overcome this.” Showing this strong will, the other three members are preparing a new song with a summer comeback in mind. There will be no additional members added to replace Gong Minzy.

2NE1 is a girl group who has received a lot of love from domestic and international fans, enough for a world tour, for seven years since they debuted.

Even from an international perspective, it’s not easy to keep a group active for more than seven years.

In fact, it’s nearly impossible to do so without overcoming various crises and difficulties.

Like the crisis the group experienced when they had suspended all official activities due to the incident two years ago, we will do our best to overcome this case of one member leaving the group as well.

YG and the members promise to make a strong resolution for fans who have trusted 2NE1′s music and waited.

We will promise to return with the most 2NE1-style and 2NE1-appropriate music.

Thank you.

I’m not a blackjack so there’s not much of an opinion for me to form here, except for the fact that many fans are blaming Minzy’s departure on YG’s poor management of the group lately – I agree with them. You don’t need to be a fan of 2NE1 to know their company has been slacking on them for quite long now.
After their performance at MAMA 2015, I think we were all convinced that 2NE1 was preparing to come back stronger than ever… Now we kind of feel betrayed. It’s not like CL, Dara and Bom won’t make it as a three-member-group I mean, they’re still their talented selves, but don’t try to come and tell me 2NE1’s the same without Minzy.
Blackjacks are also upset because YG Ent. decided to announce their comeback at the same time they announced Minzy’s departure, as if one thing makes up for another.
Regardless, everyone should go support Minzy and accept her choice. I also don’t want this post to sound like I’m talking you guys into blaming YG of this, I am simply sharing my opinion!
How do you guys feel about Minzy’s departure and 2NE1’s upcoming comeback?

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BOM, CL, DARA… MINZY?

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