TWICE’s Jihyo has since clarified the GRAMMY Magazine interview, pointing out that there may have been a “mistranslation” regarding her comment on the contract renewal. In a Bubble message following the media attention on the interview, Jihyo made it clear that she did not mean “the members didn’t know about the renewal until the official announcement.” She corrected the mistranslation and clarified that she meant, “None of us really knew how the renewal would go until the contracts were actually drafted and we sat down to sign them.”
August has been a significant month for K-Pop’s top girl groups. Leading groups from K-Pop’s second, third, and fourth generations have all made their awaited return, and soon, TWICE will join the impressive list.
We’re only a few days away from their awaited comeback on August 26, and the group promises to show fans new styles and genres.
We are exploring different genres such as pop, dance, ballad, and rock, so you can expect a variety of styles in this album.
TWICE’s music video teasers and concept photos show the members in spy-like clothing for one set of photos and trendy Y2K fashion for another teaser image.
This comeback is especially exciting because it’s the group’s first Korean comeback since all nine members renewed their contracts with JYP Entertainment.
The members spoke with GRAMMY Magazine about their upcoming comeback and what to expect from the group moving forward. During their interview, leader Jihyo shared something that surprised fans.
When it came to all members renewing their contracts, Jihyo spilled that the members themselves didn’t know they all renewed their contracts until right before JYP Entertainment made the official announcement.
We didn’t realize that all members have renewed their contracts until right before the official announcement.
Fans were surprised by the statement; seeing as the members of TWICE are so close, they expected the group would have discussed such a major decision beforehand. ONCE hilariously weighed in with their disbelief.
i truly cannot comprehend twice not discussing contract renewals together like these are 9 of the nosiest women in the business and you're telling me they didn't think to ask each other what they plan to do regarding all of their futures? 😭😭
— s9m ☼ 📁 (@samotonin) August 25, 2022
contract renewal being twice's version of the trust fall 😭😭😭
— t9am archiv9 saf9-crack9r 📁 (@skaterhyo) August 25, 2022
twice when the contract renewal was announced pic.twitter.com/AKceHgDVjy
— ghost jin 진 | PATHFINDER 🐰 (@ddalgitokki29) August 25, 2022
Others noted that the fact they didn’t have prior knowledge their fellow members would renew further proved the trust and love the members have for each other.
Jihyo: "We didn't realize that all members have renewed their contracts until right before the official announcement."
No wonder Sana was so excited that day, telling us to quickly wake up to check the news and posting a 9WICE pic on IG pic.twitter.com/ib4C69KoHH
— minaron #TalkThatTalk (@godmitzu) August 25, 2022
With many groups not surviving the “seven-year curse” that K-Pop idols often face, TWICE has proven they’re here to stay and as close as ever.
Check out their latest teaser for their upcoming single, “Talk That Talk,” below!