Official news today from Korean media is that 2NE1 will be officially disbanded by the agency giant YG Entertainment.
2NE1’s exclusive contract expired in May 2016, but Minzy did not resign with the agency.
CL and Sandara Park signed solo contracts, Park Bom did not renew any contract with YG Entertainment.
YG Entertainment’s official statement read:
“2NE1’s exclusive contract expired in May 2016, and with Minzy leaving 2NE1, we have come to the decision to officially disband after extensive discussion with the remaining members.
“As 2NE1 was YG’s official girl group for seven years, we cannot begin to express how we feel, but we determined that it was too difficult to continue. Rather than waiting an unknown amount of time for 2NE1’s next promotions, we have decided to focus on the members’ solo activities.
“We sincerely thank all the fans both in Korea and abroad that have loved the group and their music for all this time.
“We would like to officially announce that after last May, we resigned with CL and Sandara Park. However, unfortunately, there is no new contract with Park Bom.”