As you probably know, AJ has been taking time off from U-KISS to attend the prestigious Columbia University in New York. It was previously expected that the hiatus would not be too long as he had previously taken time off before but returned to promote with the group not too long after. However, fans grew more concerned as time went by and he didn't promote with the group. Now, it appears we have some closure.
On U-KISS' official fan cafe, a handwritten note by Jaeseop (AJ's real name) was shared. In the note, AJ stated that his contract with NH Media officially ended on August 29. He thanked fans for all the love and support given to him over the years and ended it by stating he will become a better musician and show everyone even better music in the future.