MONSTA X’s I.M Is The Only Member Not Included On The Bubble For Starship App
MONSTA X‘s I.M is the only member not available on the new bubble for STARSHIP app.
Recently, it was announced that a bubble for STARSHIP would be launched. It would include MONSTA X, IVE, WJSN (also known as Cosmic Girls), CRAVITY, and Jung Se Woon.
[📢] COMING SOON
이제 STARSHIP 아티스트와 bubble에서 만나요🖐️
2023.02.20 11AM (KST)⏰
bubble for STARSHIP에서 시작합니다
📲 APP은 2.19 오후부터 다운로드 가능!
(우주소녀는 추후 참여 예정)#bubble #버블 #bubbleforSTARSHIP#MONSTAX#우주소녀 #WJSN#CRAVITY#IVE @STARSHIPent pic.twitter.com/UK84If1NZY
— DearU bubble (@dearu_bubble) February 17, 2023
Yet, MONBEBEs (MONSTA X fans) feared I.M would not be included among the MONSTA X members.
Monbebe when someone who isn’t signed to Starship isn’t on an app called Bubble for Starship: pic.twitter.com/7hvScWV8D1
— caribebe 🐹 (@neonnightlites) February 17, 2023
Fellow MONSTA X member Kihyun was messaging with MONBEBEs via the UNIVERSE app (the platform the group used prior to Starship Entertainment‘s contract with bubble) when he found out that I.M was not an option in the new app. He was just as surprised, but he attempted to reassure MONBEBEs.
Today’s the last day of PMs, right?? A lot of people’s membership has already ended. We’ll be going to Bubble now.
Kihyun: There isn’t Changkyun’s [option] on bubble??
Kihyun: I didn’t know.
Kihyun: Well, it’ll probably get settled in whichever way.
Kihyun: Sony will take care of Changkyun’s well.
Shortly after, Sony Music Entertainment Korea posted a statement in both Korean and English via its official social media. The company said they are looking into providing a “new channel of communication” for I.M and his fans.
Hi, this is Sony Music Entertainment Korea. We would like to provide an update about the future of fan-artist private messaging with I.M.
— Sony Music Entertainment Korea
Some fans have suggested I.M could join STAR’s bubble as it includes various artists rather than those from just one specific company.
With Changkyun, I hope he'll just end up on the regular Star's bubble – there're so many artists from various companies there. Bubble for Starship with the rest of MX was never going to be an option, but this could work? Please consider it in your discussions Sony Korea 🙇♀️🙏🏻💜 pic.twitter.com/O1h1R2ovT9
— 𝙲𝚑𝚊𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚗◡̈🍀❤️🔥🍋💎💙🌱'ㅡ' (@LunaCirrus) February 17, 2023
The complications surrounding MONSTA X and bubble for STARSHIP is that I.M is now the only member not signed to Starship Entertainment. Previously, he ended his contract with the company and has since signed with Sony Music Korea. Still, he reassured MONBEBEs that he would still be an active member of MONSTA X. Read more below.
MONSTA X’s I.M Pens Thoughtful Letter To Monbebe Following His Departure From Starship Entertainment
MONSTA X’s I.M Signs Exclusive Contract With Sony Music Korea