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[Breaking] DSP Media releases official statement to confirm Jiyoung's leave in April

January 14, 2014 @ 11:33 pm
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After reports broke out earlier revealing that Jiyoung does not intend on renewing her contract, DSP Media has now confirmed fans' fears as they dropped their official statement revealing that she will indeed leave.


Their statement reads as follows:


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Hello. This is DSP Media.

We wanted to inform you of our official position on the article concerning KARA's Jiyoung's contract expiration which was released on the morning of the 15th.

Jiyoung still has time and schedules under DSP Media until her contract expires in April, and like reported earlier, she has expressed her wishes to study abroad while in negotiations with DSP.

We did not receive a letter in the form of certification of contents like mentioned [in the report], but rather a notice containing her position. The position was that 'We will not extend the contract without a new negotiation', so in time, we were planning to have further negotiations with Jiyoung's side about extending the contract.

(Portion of the notification we received) - 'Kang Ji Young will not extend her exclusive contract with DSP Media unless there is a new negotiation, we are officially informing you of this through this notice.'
However through the article that was released today, we have once again confirmed Jiyoung's intent, and received word that she still wishes to leave KARA for schooling and to walk the path of becoming an actress.
Thus, starting after April, the team will reorganize with Gyuri, Seungyeon, and Hara as the center to carry on future schedules.

Thank You.

With this notice, it seems fans will have to start preparing their hearts to say goodbye to the 5-member KARA we know with Nicole and now Jiyoung's leave confirmed.

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cococcchanel
· Posted January 17, 2014 @ 8:19 am

Oh my god  I'm gonna miss 5-member KARA, but I'll definitely support 3-member KARA :')

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bsw
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 10:55 pm

I can't say I feel perfecty fine with all this but whatever Nicole, JiYoung and KARA decide to do I'll be supporting them. KARA was the girl group that introduced me to Kpop and It will remain my favorite girl group for ever.

Kamilia, Let's be strong and support them no matter what. Park Gyuri, Han SeungYeon, Jung Nicole, Goo Hara, Kang JiYoung Kim SungHee! KARA JJANG, KARA DAEBAK!

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x3dbsksarang
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

This is sad but come on, we all saw it coming. Nicole and Jiyoung were the two members who publicly weren't happy with how DSP was run since last year. I'm not a Kamilia but I am fond of these two women and I hope they have success with whatever they choose to do from now on.

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AznMuzik
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 12:44 pm
Nicole & Jiyoung<333 its so sad that their leaving :( I wonder what well happen to KARA now -__- but no matter what I'll still support Nicole and Jiyoung!
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maggie21
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 10:57 am

Kara are making a huge mistake! if it was a flop group i would understand but they're famous in Korea and in Japan! i have a bad feeling! tsk tsk 

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miholoves
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 10:17 am

Its so sad. Somewhat 'finally' a group from the 2nd generation of successful idols (1st generation: HOT GOD FinKL Sechkies etc)  is slowly making their own solo ways. It kinda hits us on the reality side that one day our favorite bands that is leading the KPOP world now will slowly disband.


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miholoves
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 10:15 am

Its so sad.

miholoves
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 10:15 am
Its so sad. Somewhat 'finally' a group from the 2nd generation of successful idols is slowly making their own solo ways. It kinda hits us on the reality side that one day our favorite bands that is leading the KPOP world now will slowly disband.
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shimi04
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 9:34 am

its over

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liyana-nabilah
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 7:03 am

Gonna miss her....

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speedm
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 5:31 am

It's sad that they're leaving but I hope they do well from now on.

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linhlee96
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 3:20 am

2 of them will go to america . hard to accept that kara now has only 3 members

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linhlee96
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 3:19 am

so sad huhu

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ot94ever
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 3:03 am

As a Kamilia, I support them, but I'm also very sad to see them go. I hope their replacements (if they have any,) are good.

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kyun15
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 2:06 am

I hope they will still do well despite the loss of members (just like TVXQ). I'm actually very sad right now since they're one of my favorite groups, but I have to respect their decision. KARA and Kamilias fighting!

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youknowwho
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 12:33 am

Nicole and Jiyoung have a reason for that, and we have to respect it.

Good luck for you both :')

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allisuper
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 12:14 am

Why, I don't really understand why the members aren't renewing their contracts and leaving Kara and DSP media.

zipZAPP
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 2:01 am
Basically from everything said, I believe Seungyeon and Gyuri are the only ones who didn't have a problem with DSP. Hara, Nicole, and Jiyoung didn't like how DSP was managing their schedule with their pay (especially since Japan). I think there's a bigger story than just that, but hey, they'll never say. Just like with DBSK and Jay. We'll never know.
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MinniMin
· Posted January 15, 2014 @ 11:28 pm

They should ALL leave DSP and re-form as a new group under LOEN. The group will be in a better place if they were under new management. Not with DSPoor.

zipZAPP
· Posted January 16, 2014 @ 2:07 am
LOEN isn't a good company in my opinion. They make some of their profits from other companies and most of their revenues are online. This means that without popularity, they won't have the ability to promote the girls. Plus the way they treated Junsu is just BULL. They practically threw him away last minute.
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starfish2304
· Posted January 15, 2014 @ 10:45 pm

so  goodbye KARA n JINGGO i will follow until d end of   d world

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shinee-lover23
· Posted January 15, 2014 @ 10:19 pm

This is sad... Oh well, good luck! #ToFebruary Giveaway

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gdtops
· Posted January 15, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

Aw this is so sad :( I hope they are happy with their decisions tho... Be strong! #ToFebruary Giveaway