According to multiple sources in the industry, "After the upcoming performance in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on November 24, Nicole plans to leave KARA and pursue solo activities." Nicole had a contract with DSP Media until January of next year, but without a renewal, she is going in the direction of a solo career.
KARA is in the middle of deciding whether to keep their group as is or add a new member after Nicole leaves. In addition, member Jiyoung, whose contract expires later than the other girls, is still contemplating whether she should stay on as a member or shift her focus on her studies.
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Source: Star Today via Daum