When it was revealed that Park Jimin would be leaving JYP Entertainment at the expiration of her contract, she also shared in a post, Jimin 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 “success”, 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 was released in August 2019. 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. Since leaving JYP Entertainment, she has signed with Warner Music Korea.