Kpop boyband GOT7 will be leaving JYP Entertainment at the end of their contract. The group is also not renewing their contracts.
JYP Entertainment officially announced GOT7’s departure with a full statement as follows:
“Hello. This is JYP Entertainment. JYP has held thorough discussions with the GOT7 members ahead of the expiration of their exclusive contract on January 19.
“As a result, both sides have agreed not to renew the contract while hoping for a fresh future.”
“GOT7 has performed exceptionally as a global idol group that represents K-pop since their debut on January 16, 2014.”
“We genuinely thank GOT7 for being part of the growth of K-pop and JYP, as well as I GOT7 and all fans who have been a source of motivation to GOT7’s activities with their endless support since their debut.”
“Our official relationship ends here, but JYP will sincerely cheer on the new future that the GOT7 members will advance into.”
While this is all sad news, the fans known as Ahgases will still get to see their idols albeit in different career paths.
According to reports, Jinyoung will be signing with BH Entertainment. Yugyeom is said to be signing with AOMG while Youngjaw is speculated to be signing with Sublime Artist.
Jackson will continue on with his Team Wang and Mark plans to return to the US to grow his Youtube channel.
The past 7 years have been the best years of my life. Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER pic.twitter.com/WnRK852Txd— Mark Tuan (@marktuan)
January 10, 2021
The past 7 years have been the best years of my life. Nothing is coming to an end, just the beginning. The seven of us are going to continue to bring you guys the best version of us till the end. #GOT7FOREVER pic.twitter.com/WnRK852Txd
GOT7 debuted under JYP Entertainment in 2014 with the hip-hop inspired single Girls Girls Girls and has garnered international fans over the years.
Last year in July, Ahgases demanded better treatment for members of GOT7. Other than sending mass emails to JYP Entertainment, they also rented a truck to circle the JYP Entertainment building to get their voices heard.