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

By serendipity   Tuesday, January 14, 2014   118,625   1,078   336

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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 Friday, January 17, 2014

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

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bsw Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 Thursday, January 16, 2014

Its so sad.

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miholoves Thursday, January 16, 2014

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 Thursday, January 16, 2014

its over

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liyana_nabilah Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gonna miss her....

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speedm Thursday, January 16, 2014

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

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