THIS JUST IN: MBLAQ's Mir apologises for not breaking the news themselves
MBLAQ's Mir opened up on the group's fan cafe, apologising to fans for not breaking the news themselves.
He wrote, "I don't know what to start off saying. I am very sorry for letting you hear bad news all of the sudden... While in the midst of thinking about how to share the news with you all, we saw the articles and we were also very flustered. I want to apologize for the fact that this news was not delivered through our own mouths, but from outsiders first. Because it is a choice that they've personally made, I don't think of it in a bad light and it has nothing to do with the absurd rumors of discord between us. We have the same heart that we had for the past 6 years since our trainee days. The only difference is our choices... To be honest, I'm just holding onto my cellphone right now finding it difficult to write. I can't think of anything else to write besides that I'm very sorry and that once everything gets resolved soon, I will greet you with the members."
J.Tune Camp have confirmed MBLAQ will not be disbanding. The group will continue as 3 members or possibly add more members.
IN EARLIER NEWS: MBLAQ’s Lee Joon & Thunder will not be renewing their contracts
MBLAQ’s Lee Joon and Thunder have decided not to renew their contracts with their agency J.Tune Camp.
On December 16th, a representative for Lee Joon and Thunder stated, “Following the end of the Curtain Call concert on November 31st, they have ended their exclusive contract with J.Tune Camp.”
As detailed on Dispatch, here is the full statement,
“Hello, how are you? This is the legal representative of Lee Joon and Thunder, the law firm Haesol (attorney Na Hyung Jin).
The client of our law firm would like to reveal our position on their behalf to dispel any speculations about their exclusive contracts, and their future plans.
Following the end of the Curtain Call concert on November 31st, they have ended their exclusive contract with J.Tune Camp, and so it was their last activities with MBLAQ. From now on, Lee Joon will only concentrate on his current promotions in MBC-TV Mister Baek. And as expected, Thunder will be focusing on the study of music for a while.
They sincerely give thanks to those fans who have relentlessly sent love and encouragement for the past five years. We will show fans a more mature image later. Thank you.”
IN EARLIER NEWS: J.Tune Camp confirms MBLAQ will comeback with a ballad album
MBLAQ's management J.Tune Camp has just confirmed today that the band will be coming back with their special 7th mini-album, despite the rumoured departures of Lee Joon and Thunder.
“For MBLAQ’s 7th mini-album this time, it will be a special ballad album. The album consists of several self-composed songs by the members. MBLAQ will be joining the war in the industry amongst renowned singers. Do look forward to MBLAQ’s own ballad,“ a J.Tune Camp representative stated.
The album will be released on November 25.
Are you surprised? Will it be their last hurrah as a full unit you think?
Source: X Sports News, Koreaboo
IN EARLIER NEWS: MBLAQ’s Lee Joon speaks at press conference
MBLAQ’s Lee Joon spoke at a press conference about his contract expiry.
In earlier reports MBLAQ management J.Tune Camp released a statement in relation to the speculated depatures of Lee Joon and Thunder.
KPopStarz has reported, however, that at a press conference yesterday, Lee Joon said-
"Nothing has been confirmed yet, actually. It’s true that the contract is getting closer to the termination date but I'm still in discussion."
"I would like to let you know once things are confirmed but since I don't use SNS, I think it will be announced through the agency or another media outlet. But nothing has been confirmed yet,”
Stay strong A+ fandom!
IN EARLIER NEWS: MBLAQ management J.Tune Camp has released an official statement
MBLAQ management J.Tune Camp has released an official statement on the matter of Lee Joon leaving MBLAQ and also the rumoured possibility of Thunder (Chundoong) also departing the group.
A representative revealed, "Lee Joon will be participating in the November concerts. We will be taking into consideration the other members’ wishes and thoughts along with the agency’s decisions to come to an official conclusion. Our agency will also be working hard to make the best decisions for MBLAQ.”
Apparently a full statement will be released once a decision has been made.
IN EARLIER NEWS: MBLAQ’s Lee Joon has revealed his intent to leave MBLAQ after his contract expires
MBLAQ’s Lee Joon has revealed he will be leaving MBLAQ after his contract expires with management company J.Tune Camp.
As reported by Star News, Lee Joon has decided not to continue his contract with J.Tune Camp to focus on his acting career.
The news comes after MBLAQ’s show director Randy Noh hinted via instagram last week that the boys will be heading off to the army. It has since been deleted, but the caption read,
“It feels like yesterday when MBLAQ was trembling at the thought of their debut 5 years ago, and now they’re already going to the army. I wonder if they’ll be able to prepare for their performance properly. I feel like nothing is going to get done after an entire summer spent sending episodes to Bang Mogoon kk I hope a lot of people come to support MBLAQ who may not be seen together for a while. P.S: The title and head copy are my works k #MBLAQ #MBLAQ #MBLAQconcert #20141129-1130 #olympichall #mblaqslastconcertfornow #bangpenji”
Lee Joon’s acting career has taken off in recent years. He’s starred in 5 feature films and more than 9 different dramas/variety shows on major networks.
Although Lee Joon has not re-signed with the agency after his contract expired, he will be participating in MBLAQ’s concert, “Curtain Call”, on November 29th and 30th: the group’s last promotion as an entire group.
Here is MBLAQ's most recent release "Be A Man"