Kim Kibum recently talked about his withdrawal from U-Kiss.
On the 23rd, Kim Kibum said during a phone interview with Sportchosun “I didn’t quit the team, I was asked to leave. 2 or 3 weeks ago, the company said to us that ‘Changes is needed in U-Kiss. Two members will be replaced’. So I asked ‘am I the target of the replacement?’ and they replied ‘yes’. Since then, they keep asking me about contract termination every day. It seems better for them if I terminate the contract as soon as possible. They asked me to sign the agreement of contract termination and with the terms claiming that ‘I agree to terminate the contract with the agency’. I was asked to promise not to say anything until the next album come out, I am embarrassed of this. The talks about me leaving the team because of my business is ridiculous. Alexander hyung’s contract has not been terminated yet. I heard that he will be used only for international activities. It’s ridiculous.”
Kim Kibum explained the situation through his Twitter and Cyworld “Hello this is U-Kiss Kibum, or more specifically, an ex-member of U-Kiss, Kim Kibum. After two months of delay, I’ve finally plucked up the courage to write this post. First off, the agency and I have made an agreement to terminate about my exclusive contract on February 2011. As the agency desired a member replacement, we wrote out a consent document for a contract dissolution, and from that day on, I became a former member of U-Kiss. Contrary to what most of you might be thinking, this is unrelated to my Piro Piro business… nor is it about losing interest in U-Kiss. I always thought importantly of U-Kiss more than anyone, and I’m proud to say that not once did my Piro Piro character business impede my schedules with U-Kiss.. I always thought of the members as more than family.”
“I’m extremely upset that I have to part with them like this, but it was because of my lacking areas which warranted my former agency to desire a member replacement. I may be leaving on a one-sided decision, however, I was able to learn a lot and meet many people, as well as the U-Kiss members. My feelings are very mixed up on the thought that the few lines in this message could hurt a lot of people I love. I will continue my personal activities on broadcast. Thank you to all the people who supported me wherever I was, and I will meet you once again as an artist and entrepreneur.”
On the 23rd, U-Kiss’ agency NH Media said “Kim Kibum and Alexander had leave the team. Kibum left because he wanted to focus on his character business that he created with his brother, SS501’s Kim Hyungjun. Alexander decided to withdraw because of school and other personal reasons. After a long time worrying about this matter, they have been contemplating about this matter for a long time, and after discussion, we agreed with the contract termination.”
Credits: kissmeukiss + Sports Chosun (source) + canityoADORES (link) + Allkpop (Kibum's twitter translation) + jaymie501 @ rocketboxx.net (english translation)
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