Nada emphasized that money was not the issue stating once again that she had lost loyalty in the record company.
Wassup members Nada, along with Jinju and Dain submitted documentation to Mafia Records and filed to terminate their contract with the agency last December, causing the agency to cease all activities.
On February 2, Nada spoke over the phone with Illgan Sports regarding the issue, stating "Representative Hong seems to misunderstand what's written in the standard contract."
She went on, "In the financial statement, investment, salary, personal credit card information are all mentioned. It says in the contract that the artist is not responsible for reimbursing such things."
Q: Did you file a lawsuit because you didn't receive your payment?
It's not about the money. It appeared as if I'm leaving because I didn't receive money after Mnet 'Unpretty Rapstar.' All seven members of Wassup filed a complaint.
Q: What is the reason for you requesting the payment statement?
I was curious if I really was receiving the accurate amount stated in the contract. I've been asking the agency for two years now. The agency said they didn't have money so I wanted to know how much they had been making. I waited patiently for two years.
Q: When did you receive the statement?
I asked about the statement when I first debuted. I believed it when they said the agency was having a hard time financially so I waited. Finally, after 3 years, I received the statement and it wasn't clear.
Q: Did you follow the given schedule?
I never missed a schedule once. We attended a club meeting, however, the agency reported that due to the club's image they prevented us from going but that didn't make any sense.
Q: We heard that Wassup is preparing for a comeback?
It's unfair to call it a comeback. We recorded a song beginning last year that was supposed to be released in March. There was no word as to whether we'll shoot a music video for our title song or anything.
Q: We heard the remaining 4 members will be returning as Wassup?
The remaining girls are all juniors. They are probably afraid of this kind of situation. They are fully aware of the issue and have agreed accordingly.
Q: What are your future plans?
I would like to settle the situation on a positive note. However, it seems it's already too late. I will probably think about my future plans once the court hearings are over. My image is already wrecked as it is. What kind of company would like me? To be honest, it's hard for me to say which company I'll go to next at this point.