Image from iKON’s Facebook page.
K-Pop boy group iKON is exiting YG Entertainment.
According to Soompi, the decision came “after a long discussion.”
“We are informing you that after a long discussion with the iKON members (Kim Jinhwan, Bobby, Song Yunhyeong, Goo Junhoe, Kim Donghyuk, and Jung Chanwoo) about their future activities, out of respect for each other’s opinions, we agreed to end our exclusive contract following the expiration of their contract period,” YG Entertainment said.
“The six members of iKON will of course be continuing their activities as the group ‘iKON’ in the future,” they added.
However, YG assured iKONIC, the group’s fans, that the group will continue to communicate with them through social media and Weverse.
The agency also expressed their gratitude to iKON for being one of their artists and said they are looking forward to the group’s upcoming activities.
“Additionally, we also thank the iKONIC who were together with us for iKON’s journey. We ask that you continue to give the members your unchanging interest and encouragement as they prepare for a new start,” the agency said.
iKON debuted in 2015 and consists of Jay, Song, Bobby, DK, Ju-ne, and Chan. The group’s hit songs include “LOVE SCENARIO” and “KILLING ME.”
— Ronald Espartinez