(G)I-DLE‘s newest song will not include Soojin following her school bullying accusations, and the group will continue to promote as five members for the time being.
According to an exclusive report from Herald Pop, (G)I-DLE’s upcoming new song “Last Dance(Prod. GroovyRoom)” will be released as a special song for fan platform UNIVERSE in April. The song as well as the music video and all of the promotional content were recorded back in February, but with Soojin’s school bullying accusations in March and subsequent hiatus from the group, (G)I-DLE were forced to re-record the song, redistributing Soojin’s parts.
‘Last Dance(Prod. GroovyRoom)’, a new UNIVERSE Music song, was scheduled to be released at the end of April. The recording, music video filming, and other additional content were completed in February.
However, an issue related to Soojin occurred in March, and (G)I-DLE are currently working as a five member team at the moment.
UNIVERSE discussed with Cube Entertainment about how to proceed with the already produced song and music video, and decided that it would be difficult to fully produce all-new content after taking into consideration the contractual relationship with the distributors, partners, and both tangible and intangible losses.
‘Last Dance(Prod. GroovyRoom)’ has had its composition and lyrics modified, and the five (G)I-DLE members have redistributed and re-recorded the song. Other additional contents such as the pictorial and making videos will be shared as a five-member team to the best of our ability. Finally, we will re-edit and release the music video to minimize Soojin’s appearance, as it cost a lot of money and involved production staff from several partner companies.
UNIVERSE will continue to work hard to provide better content.
In relation to UNIVERSE’s statement, Cube Entertainment simply said it would be difficult to share their position on (G)I-DLE’s new song, and Soojin’s participation.
Back in February, actress Seo Shin Ae uploaded a post hinting that she was allegedly bullied by Soojin. Soojin denied the claims and called out Seo Shin Ae to explain herself, and Seo Shin Ae did. Soojin has continued to deny the claims made.