UPDATE: YG Entertainment Officially Confirms CL's Departure
Read the full statement here.
UPDATE (November 8, 2019): Upon responding to rumors that former 2NE1 member CL has decided to leave YG Entertainment, the K-pop company has released an official statement regarding the singer’s exclusive contract. Read the full statement below:
“We have come to an agreement with CL to end her exclusive contract, in order to respect the wishes of both sides.
We would like to relay our deep word of thanks to the fans, who loved CL during her shining promotions as an artist under YG Entertainment.
After debuting as a member of 2NE1 in 2009, CL promoted as both a leader and rapper, while also leading trends in fields such as music, fashion, etc. She also left proud footprints in the title of the first Korean female solo artist to enter Billboard’s ‘Hot 100’ chart, in October of 2016.
We ask for your abundant encouragements and attention toward CL’s new and future activities, and YG Entertainment also promises to cheer her on with unchanging loyalty and affection. Thank you.”
ORIGINAL STORY (November 7, 2019): South Korean pop star and rapper CL has reportedly left YG Entertainment following a contract dispute. According to reports, the singer and the agency failed to agree on terms of the contract, leading to her departure. CL re-signed with YG Entertainment following the disbandment of her group 2NE1 in 2016, and has worked as a soloist since. She was recently also revealed as one of the faces for beauty brand Urban Decay, alongside Ezra Miller, Lizzo and more.
Following the rumors that the singer has left YG, the agency responded: “We are currently discussing contract renewal with CL.” It remains to see what the next step for the singer will be, but make sure to watch this space as any more information surfaces.