In an exclusive phone interview with News1, Jongup explained, "We can't be together at the moment because each member is in a different situation and has different plans but I believe we can come together again some time. We plan to focus more on what we wanted to do for now."
Jongup added, "We never said disbandment. There are a few who want to try going solo and we are in a situation where we can't be together so we decided to just support one another on."
Jongup expressed deep appreciation to the fans, and said, "To be honest, it's upsetting how we couldn't promote a lot as B.A.P, but we've accepted the situation and decided to cheer one another on."
Now, Jongup plans to promote as a solo artist. He said, "I plan to focus on the music and performance I wanted to try. I want to meet great people during my break and go back on stage again."
Earlier, TS Entertainment officially announced Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, and Jongup decided not to renew their contracts with the agency. Prior to this, Bang Yong Guk and Zelo left the label in August and December 2018, respectively.