Pledis Entertainment confirmed, "A lot of fans are wanting NU'EST to promote after Kang Dong Ho, Kim Jong Hyun, and Choi Min Ki disappointingly missed the Wanna One cut off. We are preparing a comeback for the later half of the year as a 4-member group with Aron." Minhyun, as a member of Wanna One, is not allowed to have double promotions with another group.
They also added, "We know that even the media wants NU'EST to promote. It all happened over the weekend, so we're still dumbfounded. We will be calling the members in today and start talking about their comeback."
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UPDATE: Pledis Entertainment's official statement:
Hello, this is Pledis Entertainemnt.
We thank the nation's producers who hace showed much love to Jonghyun, Minhyun, Minki, and Dongho during 'Produce 101' for the past four months, as well as the LOㅅEs who have supported the road they took.
As you know, Minhyun will be seeing fans as a Wanna One member until December 31st, 2018. We will also do our best so Minhyun can give back to all the love he has received.
Also, Jonghyun, Minki, and Dongho will be preparing to meet fans once again with Aron, who has been waiting during the 'Produce 101' period. Jonghyun, Minki, and Dongho's break is first and foremost, so we do not have things in detail. But we will work hard so the fans who have been waiting for and supporting them can see the four of them soon.
We will all work hard so that the road that Jonghyun, Minhyun, Minki, Dongho, and Aron have walked for the past five years, no matter how difficult, was not for nothing, and so that their future road can be happy. And we hope everyone can watch over their road always. We once again thank you for the love you have shown the five members.