Saturday, February 26, 2011

[NEWS] 110226 U-Kiss’ Kim Kibum provides further detail on withdrawal on KBS’ “Entertainers”

Following the news of U-Kiss’ Kim Kibum and Alexander leaving the group due to the agency desiring member replacements, Kim Kibum recently made an appearance on KBS’s “Entertainers” to explain the current situation in a bit more depth.

Hello, this is Kim Kibum.
First of all, I’m very sorry for having to meet everyone for this news.
And I’m immensely sorry for having to reveal my no make-up face… I’ve been having a hard time you see… (Laughs)

Q: What is the current situation?
A: My contract with my former agency has been cancelled. Around February, the agency told me that they would like to do some member replacements, and when I asked if it was me who was to get replaced, they replied yes.

First of all, they said my vocal role in the group was weak. I respected my agency’s opinion and agreed to cancel my contract.

Q: What is the reason behind “Kim Kibum withdrawing” being such a hot topic of discussion?
A: (Laughs) Well, I think there were a lot of areas I lacked in. I think my capability as a singer was lacking.

Q: There is talk that you withdrew to focus on your business?
I don’t know how that rumor came about. Because my activities ended after my contract was cancelled, for about a month I didn’t participate in activities during U-Kiss’ promotions.

To be honest, I didn’t say anything in that time because I didn’t want it to affect the other members. I think that caused the misunderstanding. Our fans were misunderstanding the situation, and were saying things like, “Has he stopped U-Kiss promotions because of his business?” and “If you’re going to put your focus on your business, then just become an entrepreneur”. So I think that misunderstanding came about during that one month.

Q: What is the response from fans?

A: There are a lot of fans who’ve told me to come back, and there are a lot who say it’s not U-Kiss without seven members. I’m apologetic towards the fans because of how this situation came out to be. They believed in me, so I’m hurt that Alexander and I had to withdraw from U-Kiss. I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t get to stay on my will.

If U-Kiss becomes more successful with member replacements, then I guess I’m fine with that.

Q: What was your brother’s reaction to the situation?
My brother seemed really hurt that we couldn’t go right till the end together and that I ended up getting off the bus halfway through. He said to me, “I wanted you to do well; I don’t know how the situation came to be like this.”

I was okay with it, but my brother got angry (Laughs). But he said that things like this can happen, and told me to always have strength.

I’m planning to push forward with my personal activities, and I’ll work hard to achieve success with my character business.

I’m very sorry that I had to show myself in a situation like this, but I will do my best to show a better image of myself.

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[VIDEO] 110225 Dongho @ 'My Black Mini Dress' (Trailer)

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[NEWS] 110224 U-Kiss’ fans and family talk about Alexander and Kibum’s controversy

Due to the recent controversy regarding U-Kiss, their fans and family members have also reacted. 

NH Media announced that Alexander and Kibum were leaving the group and that they were recruiting new members. They said that both of them were quiting because of personal reasons but later this was refuted.

Kibum confessed that he was actually forced to sign a document in order to leave the group. Like we reported we posted a comment on his twitter account saying that he prioritized U-Kiss over the company he created with his brother.

Alexander’s father has also decided to speak about this matter and sent a message to Kibum. He left him the following tweets.

“KBummie, I’ll be always on ur side & by ur side & more importantly God is w/ us,” Mr. Eusebio said.

“Son, I know u’re hurting, we knew it’s not ur fault! Soon they’ll know the truth, & the truth will set u free!”

Kibum as well thank him saying, “Thank u father, everything’s tearing me apart. I’m still hurting.”

While Kibum will leaving the company, Alexander will remain on it but without being part of U-Kiss.

In the meantime KISSMEs around the world are signing an online petition in order to bring both members back to the band. So far they have already gotten 3,100 signs.

The fans are also criticizing the company, and have commented that Alexander and Kibum are important in U-Kiss.

We still need to wait to know how this story is going to end. However, it has been said that U-Kiss will make their comeback as a 5 member group since they have already finished the recording for the album.

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[VIDEO] 110216 Kibum, Soohyun @ Made in BS Japan (Unaired Scene)

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