During a recent interview, the CEO of YG Entertainment was asked about the sudden disbandment of the top girl group that shocked and saddened many.
Yang Hyun Suk explained, "I wanted to protect 2NE1 when Minzy moved to another label but the reason why I decided on their disbandment was because I believed that Park Bom's mental health was not well. After that incident (her drug controversy), the criticism she received was immense. Not only did Park Bom suffer from stress and guilt, but she also longed to keep promoting with 2NE1. I advised Park Bom that 2NE1 is important, but I wanted her to put her mental and physical health first."
He continued, "You never know what can happen so there may come a day when they reunite like S.E.S. I believe that day will come."
YG Entertainment officially announced 2NE1's disbandment in November of 2016. The group is scheduled to release one last track "Goodbye" on January 21.