With the expiration of her exclusive contract with Pledis just around the corner, UEE has decided to leave After School.
On May 31, UEE announced on her official fan cafe that she will be graduating from After School and penned a handwritten letter to fans and her fellow group members.
In her letter, UEE said, “It seems like it was just yesterday that I debuted through After School but it has already been eight years since then. My fellow members who were high schoolers at the time are now college students and my occupation has changed as well.”
She continued, “Over the years, ‘graduating’ [from After School] seemed like a faraway event but somehow it is now my turn.”
“I’m thankful to everyone at Pledis and am both thankful and apologetic to my fellow After School members. I will try my best to become a bright and hardworking UEE,” she concluded.
UEE will be leaving Pledis after her contract expires at the end of this month. A representative from Pledis stated, “We hope that UEE will be successful in all of her endeavors. We will continue to cheer her on.”