T-ARA‘s Hyomin shared an Instagram posting about the recent decision to part ways from the agency. Hyomin also revealed her plans to stay with the other remaining members of T-ARA (Eunjung, Jiyeon and Qri) in hopes to sign with another label soon.
T-ARA has been a popular K-Pop idol for a decade, thanks to their impressive lists of hit singles, such as “Bo Peep Bo Peep”, “Roly Poly” and “Lovey Dovey”.
The group was involved in a bullying scandal back in 2012, resulting in a departure of former member Ryu Hwa Young. When the contract ended in May of 2017, Boram and Soyeon left the group, leaving only four members.
“It’s been a while since I’m saying hello to you all, and it’s the new year. Hope all of you are doing well. At the end of last year, we decided to part ways with our agency of 10 years. Don’t worry though. I can’t tell you any details as of now, but the members will be together in the future no matter what.
For the first time in a while, the members are taking time off for themselves and relaxing. We’ve decided to sincerely think about how we can make a space to meet our fans in the future. Of course, we plan to personally meet our fans often as possible too.
From the moment when I started, I received so much love from the fans, and when I was younger, I thought it was just the way it was. Then now, I already know that I will not get as much support as I started with, but I am so thankful for all the valuable lessons I have learned from all those years. I’m excited thinking of a new start, but it’s also true that there are things I’m careful about after leaving my company of 10 years. It feels like I’ve broken up with a lover, and I’m scared to start a new love right after.
Although it’s not the end with my fans, I want to say that I’m sincerely thankful to you for giving me extensive support for 10 years. Also, you all went through a lot!
I’ll be back with better news in near future, so our fans do not need to worry too much.
I hope you all of your wishes come true in 2018 and Happy New Year!”
— T-ARA’s Hyomin
The representative of MBK Entertainment also confirmed the departure of the group from the agency.
“It has been decided that T-ara’s Hyomin, Eunjung, Qri, and Jiyeon will not be re-signing their contracts.”
— A Representative from MBK Entertainment