In an interview with 'Esquire' for the September issue, soloist Wheesung talked about leaving YG Entertainment.
He explained abstractly, "It was really a risk leaving YG. If you're in YG, you can only do cool things. Everybody there wants to do cool things. But when you find out what cool really is, you look at something cool from a place that is not cool. I could personally find myself cool but others might not think that same way. I thought that there was a need for a viewpoint and discernment that would enable you to objectively look at what's cool." Perhaps he means that he wanted to find out what being cool really was on his own and that his views on it did not coincide with YG's idea of 'cool'?
He insisted he did not leave because of someone or money problems, concluding, "This was possible because I was in my early 20's."