Minzy is officially leaving 2NE1. The group member declined to renew her contract with YG Entertainment, opting to leave when her contract is over.
CL is currently focusing on her debut in United States and Sandara Park is busy with variety programs. With rumors surrounding the group's disbandment, YG felt forced to issue a statement.
YG Entertainment stated:
“We first would like to apologize for delivering such unfortunate news to all of our patient fans that have been waiting for a long time. We would like to officially announce that 2NE1's maknae Minzy will no longer be part of the group.
With May 5th, 2016 marking the date for each 2NE1 members to renew their contracts, YG tried to convince each member through individual meetings since January in hopes of contract renewals. However, Minzy did not wish to continue in the group 2NE1.
The other three members will renew their contract and will release a new song upcoming summer but as of now, we are not looking to add any members in place of Minzy.”