TS Entertainment Announces Bang Yong Guk’s Decision To Not Renew Contract + Departure From B.A.P
B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk has decided to not renew his contract with TS Entertainment.
On August 23, the agency released an official statement that read, “B.A.P’s Bang Yong Guk, who has been with TS Entertainment since August 12, 2011, recently saw his exclusive contract with us come to an end on August 19, 2018.
“We have spoken extensively with both Bang Yong Guk and the other members of B.A.P, and we will be respecting his decision to not renew his contract with us. We want to express our gratitude to Bang Yong Guk for being with us till now, and we wish him the best of luck on his future endeavors.”
They also spoke of B.A.P’s future activities through the words, “Bang Yong Guk has departed from B.A.P as his contract has ended, and B.A.P will continue on with five members (Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup, and Zelo). Their scheduled activities will continue as planned and we will continue to give B.A.P’s activities our support.”
They concluded their statement with “Please continue to give B.A.P your love and interest in the future. Thank you.”
B.A.P had opened up during their latest concert about the fact their contracts with their agency would soon be ending, and that each member’s contract ended on a different date. In July, it was reported that Bang Yong Guk would be the first member whose contract was due to end and that he was in talks with the agency about his future.
We wish everyone the best of luck!