Update: CL Confirmed To Leave YG Entertainment
Updated November 8 KST:
CL has parted ways with YG Entertainment.
The agency released the following statement on November 8:
Hello. This is YG Entertainment.
Respecting each other’s opinions, we came to an agreement with CL to end her exclusive contract.
We express deep gratitude to the fans who have shown for CL, who shined with her activities as an artist of YG.
At YG, CL debuted with 2NE1 in 2009, and while promoting as a leader and rapper, she led trends in various areas including music and fashion. She also left a major mark in the history of K-pop when she became the first Korean solo female artist to chart in the Billboard Hot 100 on October 12, 2016.
We ask for lots of interest and support for CL’s new activities, and YG will also cheer her on with unchanging trust and affection. Thank you.
According to an exclusive report from Sports Today, CL is leaving YG Entertainment.
The report claims that talks to renew her contract with the agency did not work out.
CL debuted as a member of 2NE1 through YG Entertainment in 2009. Following 2NE1’s disbandment in 2016, CL renewed her contract with YG and promoted as a solo artist. She released music and promoted in the United States.
However, CL has not released new music in over two years. Her last release was 2NE1’s “Goodbye” which was unveiled in January 2017. Her most recent TV appearances were on JTBC’s “MIXNINE” and tvN’s “Livin’ the Double Life.”
A source from YG Entertainment responded, “We are currently discussing contract renewal with CL.”