Inevitably (and I say inevitably because this was bound to happen), the remaining 4 members of B.A.P have decided not to re-sign with TS Entertainment.
So what does this mean for the band? Will we see them as a 6-man group in the near future?
This official statement was released by TS Entertainment on the 18th February, on B.A.P’s official fan cafe
Hello. This is TS Entertainment.
We would like to notify you that TS Entertainment’s exclusive contracts with B.A.P members Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup have ended.
With the exclusive contracts that B.A.P members Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup had with TS Entertainment ending, we have come to the agreement that they will not renew their contracts and will instead find their own paths.
We wish to sincerely thank all of the Korean and international fans who have sent their love to B.A.P members Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup, and we hope you will continue to support them in the future.
So what’s next for the boys? It makes me wonder why they didn’t re-sign with the company? After all of that was rectified, did B.A.P go on to receive the funds and payment that was owed to them?
My prediction is that the boys will come back as a 6 member group, but perhaps with a new name. Perhaps under their own privately owned company, or with an existing one? I really feel that B.A.P’s shine was trodden on, due to the lawsuit; this pushed them back as they were one of the most popular groups.
It also didn’t help that their comebacks were sparse, coincided with the lack of promotional material and marketing strategies. In my opinion, B.A.P have so much more to give, and themselves and their talents are highly underrated, as I’m sorry to say that K-Pop has become over-saturated.
Fingers crossed that they do come back, and perhaps with a new name?
Hopefully we hear something from the boys soon…