Wassup Members Confirm Disbandment In Heartfelt Messages To Fans
The members of Wassup have announced that they will be going their separate ways.
On February 10, news outlet Sports Seoul reported that girl group Wassup had ended their exclusive contracts with their agency and would be disbanding. According to the report, although the Wassup members’ contracts with Mafia Records had not yet expired, the agency agreed to terminate the contracts for the sake of the members’ futures.
Later that evening, Wassup members Nari, Jiae, and Subin confirmed the news on their individual Instagram accounts.
Nari shared a message of love and gratitude for their fans, writing:
Hello, this is Wassup’s Nari.
We, Wassup, recently terminated our exclusive contracts with Mafia Records.
Although our contracts hadn’t expired yet, after discussing the members’ futures together with the company and the head of our agency, we ended up deciding to terminate our contracts [early] in the hopes of moving forward in a good direction.
I’d been worrying about how to notify [our fans], because even though we weren’t a group that received a lot of love from the general public, I know that there were a lot of people who loved us and thought of us as a unique group.
Although Wassup has disbanded, I will never forget each and every one of our fans in my heart. I’m truly, truly sorry that we informed you so suddenly.
Thank you for cheering us on and spending the past seven years together with us.
I don’t know what direction I’ll be traveling in the future, but as I have always done, I will become a Kim Nari that works hard and does my best.
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안녕하세요 와썹나리입니다 저희 와썹은 최근 마피아레코드와 전속계약을 해지하였습니다. 계약이 끝나지않았지만 멤버들의 미래와 또 회사와 대표님 모두가 상의후에 좋은방향으로 가고자 해지하게되었습니다. 어떻게 알려야할지 고민하고 있었습니다 대중분들에게 많은 사랑을 받은 그룹은아니었지만 개성있는 그룹으로써 사랑해주신분들 또한 많았다는것도 알고있기때문입니다. 와썹은 해체했지만 항상 마음속에 팬분들 한분 한분 잊지않겠습니다 너무 갑작스레 알려드리게되어 죄송하고 또 죄송합니다 7년이란시간동안 늘 응원해주시고 함께 해주셔서 감사했습니다. 앞으로 어떤 방향으로 가게될지는 모르겠지만 항상 해왔던것처럼 모든 최선을 다해 열심히하는 김나리가 되겠습니다? 감사합니다? #goodbye#wassup#waffle#나리#지애#우주#수진
Jiae also spoke fondly of her time in Wassup, sharing that she planned to remain in the music industry. She wrote:
Hello, this is Wassup’s Jiae.
As of today, we have ended our contracts with our agency.
Originally, our contracts were supposed to end two years from now, but after discussions with the members and our company, we decided to end them [early].
I’m sorry to tell you this so suddenly.
I’m so happy that when I was 17 and knew nothing about the world, I moved to Seoul from Chungju and met the group Wassup. I made seven friends and also gained fans. The past eight years have flown by so quickly that I don’t know where the time went.
Someone once asked me, ‘Why become a singer if things will be like this?’ but I don’t agree.
There are people who remember us, and we have our fans. I believe that if I was happy during our promotions, then that’s enough for me.
I’m proud that I was Wassup’s Jiae.
However, I’m really sorry to our fans. Because we didn’t get to release many albums, and now we’re disbanding like this…
Waffle [Wassup’s fan club name], thank you so much for everything up until now. It must have been hard for you to be fans of an artist that didn’t promote much. But thank you so much for loving and supporting us anyway.
I intend to keep making music. Nothing much has changed, and I will work hard in a variety of fields. If I was able to become a member of Wassup, then surely I’ll be able to achieve something else, hehe.
I will use these truly amazing memories and experiences as a stepping stone to become a bigger person.
I’ve been so happy [all this time] because of my fans. Thank you so much for everything until now, and please look after me in the future as well.
She added in English, “Don’t forget Wassup. I will miss Waffle.”
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안녕하세요 와썹의 지애입니다 저희는 오늘부로 회사와 계약을 종료 하게 되었습니다 원래라면 2년뒤에 끝나야 하지만 회사와 멤버들과 상의끝에 종료를 하게 되었습니다 갑자기 얘기하게 되서 죄송합니다 아무것도 모르던 17살이 충주에서 서울로 올라와 19살에 와썹이라는 그룹을 만나 7명의 친구들이 생기고 데뷔도 하고 팬분들도 생기고 너무 행복했습니다 8년이 어떻게 가버렸나 싶을정도로 빠르게 지나간거같아요 누군가는 저에게 이럴거면 가수 왜 하냐고 말했던적이 있습니다 하지만 전 그렇게 생각하지 않았습니다 저희를 기억 해주는 분 들이 있고 우리 팬 들이 있던걸요 활동하면서 행복했으면 된거라고 생각합니다 와썹의 지애 였던거에 자부심이 있습니다 하지만 팬분들에겐 정말 죄송합니다 앨범도 많이 못내고 이렇게 해체를 해버려서요.. 와플 지금까지 너무 고마웠어요 활동도 많이 안하는 가수 좋아하느라 많이 힘들었죠 그래도 응원해주시고 사랑해주셔서 정말 감사합니다 저는 앞으로도 음악을 계속 할 생각입니다 많이 달라질건 없어요 다양한 분야에서 노력하겠습니다 와썹도 했는데 다른거라고 못하겠어요?ㅎㅎ 정말 좋은 이 추억들 경험들 발판삼아서 더 큰 사람이 되겠습니다 팬들이 있어서 행복했습니다 지금까지 감사했습니다 앞으로도 잘부탁드립니다 don't forget wassup I will miss waffle #2013_2019 #goodbye #wassup
Sujin similarly wrote:
Hello, this is Sujin.
First, the Wassup members and the head of our agency have all decided to go our separate ways for the sake of our futures.
I want to say thank you to all our fans and acquaintances who have given us so much support and encouragement up until now.
Although we haven’t yet decided our plans for the future, I think that we’ll soon be able to show you a variety of things.
Thank you for giving us so much love up until now, and I think that I gained a lot of different experiences and learned a lot during my time [in Wassup].
Although I can’t express everything in this brief message, I will continue to promote with a forever-grateful and humble heart.
Wassup debuted as a seven-member group in 2013. Four years later, members Nada, Jinju, and Dain left the group after requesting to terminate their contracts with Mafia Records. The group made their final comeback as a four-member group in April 2017, with the mini album “Color TV.”
We wish all the members the best of luck in their future endeavors!