Park Jimin Reveals Why She Left JYP Entertainment And Her Regrets

Jimin poured her heart out.

It recently came out that Park Jimin would be leaving JYP Entertainment at the expiration of her contract.

In an Instagram post, Jimin talked explained why she came to this decision and also elaborated on some of her regrets during her career with the agency.

The seven years between K-Pop Star and now was a long period of time in which I went through middle school, high school, and eventually became an adult. I have learned a lot and grown a lot at JYP during this time. This month, my contract with JYP expires.

There are regrets. Rather than trying to define the last seven years with a word like “sucess”, I think of this as a new start to my career. I do feel regretful thinking about the songs I wasn’t able to complete before leaving JYP and all the people at that agency who worked hard on my behalf. But more than any of that, I think that I gained valuable things during my time at JYP.

Rather than having a brilliant but short career as a singer, I want to work hard with a humble mindset and do the music I want to do, so that I can mature into a good person who can help the people around her. I think that is what truly defines success. If that is what I have taken away from my time at JYP, I can leave the agency without any regrets

I am putting the final touches on my last JYP album, which will be released in August. Thank you to JYP Nation Studio J and producing director Park Jin Young.

I will keep putting out good music after finding a good place to work. Please watch over me!

– Park Jimin

Park Jimin had been with the company ever since she won the first-ever K-Pop Star. She debuted in the duo 15& with Baek Yerin and later made her solo debut.

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K팝스타때 부터 지금까지 7년이란 긴 시간동안 중학교 , 고등학교 , 그리고 성인이 된 지금까지 JYP 에 있으면서 많은 것을 느끼고, 배우고 컸습니다. 그리고 저는 이번달을 마지막으로 JYP 와 계약이 끝나게 되었어요! 아쉬운 마음은 있어요. “성공”이라는 단어하나로 7년을 표현하기에는 저는 이제부터 시작이라고 생각을 하지만, 그동안 지내오면서 아직 저의 곡을 못 만났다고 생각하면서 JYP 를 떠난다고 하니 저를 위해 고생해주신 분들한테 죄송하기도 하고 아쉽기도 하네요, 근데 그것보단 더 값진걸 전 JYP 에 있으면서 배우고 가는거 같아요 . 짧게 반짝하고 끝나는 가수가 아니라 오래 오래 겸손한 마음으로 노력을 하다보면 그때 정말 내가 원하는 좋은 음악을 하고 , 그리고 좋은 사람으로 성장해서 다른 사람들을 돕고 베풀 수 있는 사람이 되는것. 저는 그게 정말 성공이라고 생각이 들더라고요 , 그걸 배우고 나가게 되어서 정말 후회 없이 웃으면서 나올수 있었어요. JYP 에서 소속된 가수 로서는 8월에 나오는 마지막 앨범을 준비하면서 마무리를 지으려고 합니다! 그동안 JYP NATION STUDIO J 그리고 박진영피디님 정말 감사드려요. 앞으로 좋은 곳에서 더 좋은 음악 많이 들려드릴게요! 지켜봐주세요!

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