BIGBANG’s Daesung Leaves YG Entertainment
After 16 years, BIGBANG’s Daesung is parting ways with YG Entertainment.
On December 26, amidst news that Taeyang had signed with THEBLACKLABEL following the expiration of his contract with YG Entertainment, the agency initially stated that they were still discussing the possibility of contract renewals with his bandmates G-Dragon and Daesung.
However, later that same day, YG Entertainment went on to announce, “Daesung has decided to end his contract with us.” They also elaborated, “He’s looking for a fresh start.”
Just like with Taeyang, YG Entertainment emphasized that while Daesung was leaving the agency, he was not leaving BIGBANG.
“The fact that Daesung is a BIGBANG member has not changed,” stated the agency. “We support Daesung’s choice and new start, and we are always open to cooperating with him.”
As for G-Dragon, YG Entertainment commented, “We are still in the midst of contract negotiations.”