Industry representatives revealed on February 23rd that U-KISS' Alexander and Kim Kibum disclosed that they would be leaving the group. As such, the two will not participate in U-KISS' comeback album. Alexander was reported to have discussed the issue at length with his agency, and eventually decided to leave for personal reasons; it's also said that Alexander wanted to pursue his studies. Kim Kibum will be leaving in order to focus on his character company with his older brother, SS501's Kim Hyung Joon. Some fans felt that their premonition had come true when they read Kim Kibum's earlier tweet, which said, "This March, I have news you might not like. But when the time comes, I will tell it like it is." Source + Photos: Star News via Daum [Update #1] allkpop posted about Kim Kibum's tweets here. [Update #2] Through OSEN, it was revealed that although Alexander was leaving U-Kiss, he will remain under NH Media and pursue other activities. The contract termination was only effected with Kim Kibum. An official stance from NH Media will be revealed soon regarding the whole matter.
Posted by 20 pts Wednesday, February 23, 2011
[Updates] Alexander & Kim Kibum to leave U-KISS
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