Ladies’ Code Announces Group’s Hiatus Following Contract Expiration + Members Pen Handwritten Letters
Polaris Entertainment has announced that Ladies’ Code is leaving the agency following the expiration of their contracts.
Ladies’ Code will be going on hiatus as a group, and the members will be taking on solo activities.
The agency’s statement is as follows:
Hello. This is Polaris Entertainment..
We inform you that Polaris Entertainment’s exclusive contract with group Ladies’ Code has ended as of February 17.
Before we announce the unfortunate news, we would like to express our sadness for having to say goodbye to the members who carried out their activities passionately until the end. Moreover, we express our gratitude that can’t be expressed in words to the Ladies’ Code members who went through joys and sorrows as artists under our agency for seven years.
We send our unsparing support for Ladies’ Code’s future activities, and we will look forward to and wait for the members to promote again as Ladies’ Code.
The Ladies’ Code members also took to their Instagram accounts to reveal handwritten letters and share photos of their memories as a group.
Ashley wrote the following letter:
To my beloved Lavely.
Hello, this is Ladies’ Code’s Ashley. It’s very cold these days. Have you been dressing warmly? Seven years have already passed since we and Lavely met.
Many happy and sad things happened during those years. When we were happy, we were even happier because we had Lavely, and because Lavely were next to us when we were going through hard times, we didn’t give up and were able to keep going.
To be honest, I feel sad and apologetic about not having spent more time with Lavely, but we will halt our activities as Ladies’ Code for a while and show ourselves doing our best in our own respective positions. While I feel afraid because it’s my first time starting out alone, I will make a good impression as Choi Bit Na (Ashley’s Korean name) and Ashley instead of an idol, so please cheer me on a lot.
More than anything, I was so thankful and happy to have been able to promote with RiSe, EunB, Sojung, and Zuny as the group Ladies’ Code.
Thank you for the precious memories, our members and Lavely. Thank you for giving me so much undeserved love despite my many shortcomings. I will be thankful if you could cheer for the new paths taken by each of the three members Lee So Jung (Sojung), Kim Joo Mi (Zuny), and Ashley.
Also, thank you to the Polaris Entertainment family for being with us all this time! I will never forget the love we received until now. Be healthy and happy. I love you.
From Ladies’ Code’s Ashley.
Sojung’s letter is as follows:
Hello. This is Ladies’ Code’s Sojung.
So much time has passed already… I feel like time is heartless for passing by so quickly, and I also feel sad and upset for not having been able to return the great amount of love you’ve sent me despite my shortcomings…
Meeting my beloved members [A]shely unni, RiSe unni, EunB unni, and Zuny was the biggest gift of my life. I’m sincerely thankful to our Polaris family who sent me this gift and stayed with us during this long time.
Though we will each be taking on new challenges in our own places, we will be waiting for the day we can reunite as Ladies’ Code.
Many things have happened, but I was able to hang on because of our fans who always cheered us on, cared for us, and loved us. Thank you so much.
I was so happy during every moment we spent together. I won’t forget.
Though I feel sad, I’m going to do my best to show my other sides as ‘Lee So Jung’! Please support my new beginning!
Thank you to all the fans overseas who have supported and watched me from afar (written in English).
I will become a good artist who brings good music as well as a good person. I love you a lot, and thank you so much. From Sojung.
Lastly, read Zuny’s letter below:
Hello. This is Ladies’ Code’s chic cool guy Zuny.
It’s my first time writing a letter like this so I’m not sure what I should say to start it off.
It’s already been seven years with Ladies’ Code and Lavely. Now that I think about it, time really feels fast.
We’ve gone through many things together, crying and laughing, and it’s time for us to stay apart for a while, so I’m handwriting a letter to express my heart to the members and Lavely. It breaks my heart to think about the Lavely who will be sad to hear this news, but we are not parting—we are only staying apart temporarily to go our own ways. So please don’t be too sad, and I would like it if you could support the paths we take!!
I was the maknae who didn’t express herself much and had many shortcomings, but I’d like to express my gratitude to the members and Lavely who gave me many great memories, love, and happiness that can’t be expressed in words. My current self exists because there were the members and Lavely, and I will always work hard in life, engraving those thankful people in my heart who always believed in me and waited for me by my side. The people who were by my side even during hard times…
I will always work hard with a thankful heart. Thank you for helping me realize many things during the seven years, for providing nice relationships, for always taking care of me, waiting for me, and giving me strength by my side, and for giving me bountiful love.
Now, I will work even harder to give a good impression as Kim Joo Mi, not Zuny. Our house owner grandma~ Soju Sojung~ Lavely, I love you, and I really care about you a lot. Thank you for being someone precious to me. Thank you for everything so far.