, who recently revealed intentions to leave his group TEEN TOP
and his label TOP Media
by filing for a nullification of his contract
, has spoken up for the first time since the issue broke out.
The idol had been hinting at his next steps by making his SNS accounts private and deleting TEEN TOP from his usernames. TOP Media's stance on the matter is that L.Joe will remain with TEEN TOP until his contract ends in January 2018, and participate in TEEN TOP's upcoming comeback, scheduled for this March.
L.Joe spoke up about the matter by taking to TEEN TOP's official fan cafe. He wrote:
"It's been a long time. First and foremost, the reason that I deleted all of the pictures on my Instagram which had memories I've made with fans in them was not because I wanted to erase those memories. It was difficult for me to look at photos capturing moments that I will no longer be able to return to. Please cherish our memories, and don't forget them. I will cherish them as well. Absolutely. I sincerely apologize for making fans frustrated because I wasn't able to speak up for myself through SNS up until now. There was nowhere for me to let out my own frustrated heart.. and these situations.. Thank you for worrying about someone like that, and I really am sorry for making you worry. The weather has been cold suddenly, so please watch out for sickness. Angel.."