EXID’s Hani And Jeonghwa Write Heartfelt Letters To Fans About Leaving Banana Culture + Future Plans
EXID’s Hani and Jeonghwa have expressed their thoughts on leaving their agency Banana Culture.
EXID’s agency Banana Culture Entertainment previously announced that Hani and Jeonghwa would be parting ways with the agency while Solji, LE, and Hyelin renewed their contracts. Despite these changes, the EXID members have shared their desire to remain as a group.
The girl group released their newest title track “Me & You” on May 15 and began promoting their album “We.” It was reported that EXID will be taking a hiatus from team activities after their promotions for this mini album.
On May 30, both members wrote heartfelt letters on EXID’s official fan cafe for fans.
Hello, LEGGO. This is Hani.
The “Me & You” promotional activities have ended. For me, every moment was brilliant and precious. How was it for our LEGGO? I’m positive that it must have been a precious memory for LEGGO too. To be honest, I was worried a lot at first. Regardless, we made a decision, but it’s hard to talk about our situation, position, thoughts, and all of the stories behind that decision.
I thought it was too much to ask for understanding. Was our judgment about our promotional activities correct? The last activities before the transition period… might make things more difficult for someone…. Wouldn’t our determination to make many precious memories be a selfish greed… Because of these thoughts, I became very careful about everything.
But through [the recent] activities, I met you guys. Through your warm gaze, encouragement, support, and sincere letters, I realized that I was worried for nothing. You were the ones who trusted and loved us just as we did, no, more than we did ourselves. Thank you so much. I know your kindness is never for granted.
I know it wouldn’t have been easy either, but thank you and thank you again for respecting my choices, for me, and for sincerely wishing me happiness. Over the seven years we’ve been together, I’ve learned so many things, like what an important and precious experience it is to a person’s life to exchange love with others. I laughed and cried a lot, but because we were together, everything was fine and I was so happy within that “us.”
I received the gift of a new world. Thank you so much for letting me know the things I could have never known before. All the moments I’ve had with my members and with you have accumulated to make me who I am, and I really like this me. Thank you so, so much for caring for me, so that I can love myself more.
There will be a lot more things happening in the future. It’s never going to be as smooth as it has been until now. It’s my first time, so there are many things I don’t know. But I’ll try my best. I will work hard to protect the world of “us” that we built together. I hope you guys don’t have too much of a hard time. After all, we’re EXID.
Like our team’s name “Exceed in Dreaming,” we’ve had and accomplished so many dreams. And none of those dreams were easy. Without you guys, I couldn’t have achieved any of those dreams. Now we have another start and a new dream. And this dream… I want to dream of it with you. I’m always sorry and grateful. I love you so, so much.
ps. When it comes to my career or future path, I haven’t made any specific decisions myself yet. First, I’m thinking of going on a trip after finishing my schedules. I think I need some time like that. After I’ve found what I need through the trip, I’ll be making various decisions. When I’m able to make good decisions, when I’m at that state. I guess I don’t have much to tell you, since I haven’t decided anything as of yet. I’ll return in good health. I hope LEGGO will always be having fun too. Let’s be a lot lot lot lot happier.
Jeonghwa’s letter reads as follows:
My lovely LEGGO! Hello, this is Jeonghwa :->
I’m writing this because I have something I wanted and have to say to LEGGO, who have always supported EXID and the five of us.
As of yesterday, I, Jeonghwa, have left the agency Banana Culture, where I worked hard for seven years. I want to send my thanks to the Banana Culture family who worked hard for EXID during that time.
In the seven years that the members and I have been putting the name EXID before our names, I learned a lot and realized things I probably would have never realized in my lifetime. I also learned what’s truly precious, so I can cherish it in my heart.
When I think back, there were not only joyful times, but also difficult times that remain as precious memories. Those memories have been accumulated to form the person that I am now, so I’m thankful to my four unnies, LEGGO, and everyone who has gifted those memories to me.
The five of us like each other a lot, and we care for and love each other. Because we wish for each other’s happiness, we’ve been able to understand and respect each other’s choices. Now, we’ll be supporting each other from a distance, but as five, the team has the same mindset, so EXID will still exist and the five of us will continue to work hard and find a way so that we can stand like this in front of you again. I hope LEGGO will look forward to the future of the five members and support us instead of worrying and feeling uneasy..!
Now I’ll be walking a new path with the name “EXID’s Jeonghwa” as well as “Jeonghwa.” I’m going to try my best to fulfill my long-awaited dream since I was 9 years old! And I’ll be trying to do the things that make me happy, and what I want to do~ Even if I get tired or fall down, I will continue to work as hard as I can to the best of my ability, so I’d appreciate your support!
From now on, I hope you will always remember that “We are together” wherever and whenever, and that EXID is always by LEGGO’s side. I’ll pray for your health and happiness! Thank you for these seven years, and I will continue to thank you. I love you!