In February, L.Joe filed for nullification of contract and officially announced that he'll be leaving TEEN TOP.
During the showcase for TEEN TOP's new album 'High Five' on April 10, the members opened up about the situation with L.Joe.
Niel said, "I saw the news through an article during my solo promotions so I was startled. I worried a lot about what facial expressions to have when I meet our fans and what to tell them."
Chunji added, "His desires to promote solo rather than with TEEN TOP was very clear. We convinced him to promote together but then I saw the news about his departure while in practice so I was very startled. I was very disappointed in him."
Leader C.A.P explained, "I was really happy that he decided to record with us after we convinced him. But then several weeks later, I saw the news about his departure through an article. I was disappointed and even hateful, wondering if he couldn't have just told us ahead of time. I haven't contacted him ever since I read the news. It's already gone and passed now. I hope he does well on his own."