Cube explained that there were continual discussions concerning music taste and group activities with Hyunseung and the rest of the members, and after much mediation, it was decided that B2ST should move forward as a 5-member group.
Previously, there were rumors that Hyunseung would be leaving B2ST due to attitude issues as well as other problems. Fans and netizens also carried out polls, protesting Hyunseung's membership in the group.
Below is the full statement by Cube Entertainment:
"Hello. This is Cube Entertainment.
We'd like to thank the fans who've loved B2ST and deliver information.
Starting from today, Hyunseung will leave B2ST, and B2ST will be a 5-member team including Doojoon, Kikwang, Yoseob, Junhyung, and Dongwoon. From now on, Hyunseung will be focusing on music production as a solo artist and not as a B2ST member.
Hyunseung and the 5 members all started out with different views on music and personality differences, and after continual discussion regarding their growth as a group, we've collected the opinion that B2ST should move forward as a 5-member group without Hyunseung.
For the last 7 years, B2ST and fans have worked to reach the united goal to reach the top without rest. This is why this decision wasn't easy for the members or the company.
The 5-member B2ST plan to go forward into 2016 by preparing a new album and fulfilling domestic promotions. We ask that you give continual support and interest to B2ST and Hyunseung, who will be doing their best in their respective places."