VIXX’s Ravi To Part Ways With Agency; Jellyfish Addresses Future Of Group
Jellyfish Entertainment has released an official statement regarding VIXX’s future following the expiration of the members’ contracts.
On May 24, the agency announced that members Leo, Ken, Hongbin, and Hyuk had renewed their contracts with Jellyfish Entertainment, while Ravi had decided to leave the agency in order to establish his own label.
However, Jellyfish Entertainment emphasized that despite parting ways with the agency, Ravi would continue to promote with the rest of the group and had no intention of leaving VIXX.
As for leader N’s future at the agency, Jellyfish Entertainment stated that they planned to discuss the possibility of his contract renewal following his discharge from the military.
The agency’s full statement is as follows:
Hello. This is Jellyfish Entertainment.
Four members of VIXX—Leo, Ken, Hongbin, and Hyuk—have renewed their contracts with Jellyfish based on the foundation of the unchanging trust and loyalty that they have maintained with our agency for a long time. We will be unsparing in our support of their group activities as well as their individual activities, and we plan to do our utmost to become a dependable pillar of support for them.
Additionally, after long conversations and careful discussion with the members with whom he has lived together since his debut, as well as our agency, Ravi has decided to establish his own one-man label tailored to his musical preferences. As for VIXX’s music activities, he plans to continue his musical partnership with Jellyfish and remain with the VIXX members with whom he has spent the past seven years, and he will continue to be a part of the group’s music activities in the future as well.
This came to pass because Leo, Ken, Hongbin, and Hyuk shared the same love and affection as the fans who have always given [VIXX] their unsparing and unchanging support. We plan to discuss the possibility of contract renewal with N, who is currently serving in the military, following his discharge.
Jellyfish will continue to take care of not only Leo, Ken, Hongbin, and Hyuk; but also Ravi, who will be participating in VIXX’s group activities; in addition to maintaining VIXX’s identity as a group in the future. We plan to schedule opportunities for VIXX to meet their fans, both within Korea and abroad, within this year.
We will also broaden the fields of Leo, Ken, Hongbin, and Hyuk’s promotions, and we will be unsparing in our investment and support for not only VIXX’s group activities but also the individual members, using a more organized system and working more closely [with the members] to [highlight] their musical abilities and strengths. We will do everything in our power to support them so that they can grow even more as global stars.