After 7 years with TS Entertainment and B.A.P, the group’s leader Bang Yongguk has decided to not renew his contract with the company and will be leaving the group.
Bang Yongguk made his name known to the public after featuring on Song Jieun‘s song “Going Crazy” and debuted in B.A.P shortly after, where they received much fanfare for their powerful concepts and skills in both vocals and rap.
Read TS Entertainment’s full statement below.
“Hello, this is TS Entertainment.
We are here to inform everyone about B.A.P member Bang Yongguk, who was with TS Entertainment from August 12, 2011 to his contract expiration on August 19, 2018.
After a period of long consultation with both Bang Yongguk and the B.A.P members, we were unable to reach a new contract with him, and will respect his decision.
We would like to express our gratitude to him and wish him well in his future endeavors.
B.A.P will continue their scheduled activities as 5 members and we will continue to support them fully. Please continue your interest in B.A.P.