Fans were shocked and upset when it was announced that Minzy would be leaving top K-pop girl group 2NE1.
YG Entertainment issued the following official statement that many claimed put the blame on Minzy:
"With the end of 2NE1's contract with YG coming up on May 5, 2016, we met with the 2NE1 members this past January to discuss their intentions about re-signing. However, Minzy expressed her intentions that were different from the group.
According to Koreaboo, her father posted a cryptic message threatening to hold a press conference to address the issue but it has since been removed.
He then posted that it was a misunderstanding and gained netizens sympathy with Minzy but many believe that the post's removal is more than meets the eye.
Koreaboo compiled the following reactions from netizens:
"I know she had a good time during 2NE1 promotions but didn’t she rest the last 2 years??? For someone who is this young and reached the top to go through training days again should have been tough on her. How much do you think she was bored and frustrated with her situation of hiatus."
"You know about YG…….. They frustrate me because they never give clean explanations."
"Woah… But this is mysterious."
"What really happened between YG and Minzy…"
"I guess 2NE1 won’t release their official statement. I’m sad and disappointed."