This article was taken from a Korean portal site and since it was fully in Korean, I asked my Korean friend to translate the whole article for me. His English was terrible (sorry Ha Neul), so I wrote this article based on the original article without changing any meaning. This article was taken down 3-4 hours after published online after receiving hate comments towards 2NE1 and Park Bom by the K-Netizens. Why Minzy left 2NE1? In 2013, CL got offered to sign with School Boy Records in US but she turned down the offer. But the following year, she got another offer to sign with the same label, School Boy and this time, CL decided to give it a try. And this was before 2NE1 came back with CRUSH album. During All or Nothing tour, CL’s teammate, Park Bom received hate as she was accused to import drugs into Korea but after legal investigations made by the local police and government, it was found out to be fake. Later, Park Bom decided to reflect her behaviour and stop all the promotions. During 2NE1 hiatus, in 2014, CL went to the States to record songs, work with different music producers and travel to different countries to receive demos and record in studios. This time, CL thought to bring the whole group to the States to make an American album after shemade her debut. Months later, after the intention to debut in America was made, CL’s teammate, Minzy decided to produce and write songs in English and this was for practice purposes. Since she was the only member who does not fluent in English, she befriended with an American musician, Kloe Shinn and she helped Minzy to sing in English, the pronunciations etc. But Minzy failed. YG knew 2NE1 won’t be popular in Korea after controversies here and there, and with two members in the group are in theirs 30s, he let them to debut in the US. Later, with the help ofSchool Boy Records and CL herself, 2NE1 got an offer to sign with Capitol records, and their song, I Am the Best was sent to the local radio for American audience. In order to make a fast progress towards their American album, CL’s teammate, Sandara Park went to LA to record songs with CL while Minzy and Park Bom recorded songs in Korea. This time, Minzy showed lack of passion in singing English and their recording progress for the album stopped. Months later, Minzy removed ‘21’ from her Instagram username. Knowing 2NE1 won’t be promoting in Korea anymore, Minzy decided to continue her studies and opened her own dance academy and these caused some worries for the other members. Soon, CL decided to sign a solo contract with YG while Sandara Park put herself into acting and do variety shows, in case 2NE1 might be disbanded. In 2015, CL asked YG to let 2NE1 perform at MAMA as it might be Minzy’s last performance with them. Later, YG and MAMA agreed. So they performed their last stage with Minzy, and as expected, Minzy gave her all during that performance and blew everyone away. Minzy’s departure from the group made official in 2016 and 2NE1 will continue as a 3-member group. Losing a member caused disaster as during recording sessions, YG wasn’t satisfied with 2NE1 as three. He felt something was missing. So, his idea was to add an additional member into the group but 2NE1 totally against the idea. CL posted, “too much on my plate” but later deleted, while Sandara Park posted “healing”. But there are some speculations saying that Minzy might be joining 2NE1 back although she signed with different agency. What are your thoughts? Is this article real? Cause it looks like it might be true! Comments below !