2NE1 has enjoyed a fairly long career as one of the most successful groups in K-Pop but they will soon be without maknae Minzy, who declined to re-sign with YG Entertainment.
Still, despite the fact that that the group hasn’t released a single since 2014 (and the fact that the only member who has been making music has been spending her time making hip-pop English songs), YG apparently has every intention of soldiering on with a trio of CL, Bom and Dara.
We are sorry to inform the many 2NE1 fans who’ve waited so long. We are making an official announcement that 2NE1’s maknae Minzy will no longer be a part of 2NE1.”
“With the end of 2NE1’s contract with YG coming up on May 5, 2016, we met with the 2NE1 members this past January to discuss their intentions about re-signing. However, Minzy expressed her intentions that were different from the group.”
“The remaining three members have re-signed, and they’re preparing for a new song release for this summer as 2NE1. We are not looking for an additional member to replace Minzy.”
Honestly, the most surprising thing about the announcement is that there’s going to be a 2NE1 comeback this year. Musically, it’s doubtful that the group will miss much of a beat (a Bom and CL duo could probably carry most any production) and, hey, maybe Dara will get to do something this time, right!?!?! RIGHT!?!?!?!?!
As for Minzy, her ability to make a dance floor sizzle will certainly be missed.