After a quite the saga, all of the BEAST members except Hyunseung left Cube Entertainment recently and formed their own agency, called Around Us Entertainment. At the time, the BEAST members said they had friendly relations with CUBE and were in discussion about taking the BEAST name with them to their new digs.
Well, I’m not sure how friendly they are anymore, at least after Cube announced that they would be re-forming BEAST around Hyunseung and two others members.
Cube Entertainment announced through news outlets, “We would like to inform you that former BEAST member Jang Hyunseung will be returning as a member, and [BEAST] will be reconfigured as a three-person group.”
“Jang Hyunseung, as an original member, is currently preparing with two newly recruited members to reform BEAST.” We ask that you show much love and support henceforth to the new BEAST and Jang Hyunseung.”
I, uh … huh? If you’re confused, then so were the BEAST members that left Cube.
Around Us Entertainment has stated that they “learned about BEAST’s reconfiguration through the news.” They explained, “We are currently contacting the respective people in charge to confirm the news.”
Dunno about you, but this seems like a gigantic middle finger to the BEAST members that left the company.
Also, um, so much for Hyunseung going solo, I guess? Speaking of which, Hyunseung doesn’t seem aware of what’s happening either.
Through an Instagram post on February 10, he wrote, “What are they talking about… This is the first time I’ve heard of this since I was born…And I don’t plan on [rejoining BEAST] either. I used to think that singers giving explanations through Instagram was uncool, but I couldn’t just leave this alone.” However, this message has since been deleted off of his account.
“I WANTED A SOLO DAMMIT”
Well, on the plus side we’re one step closer to HyunA reforming 4Minute by taking the CLC members she likes and dumping the rest.
Around Us Entertainment has given another statement on the matter, citing their shock.
“We are taken aback. Truthfully, we were still discussing the issue of BEAST’s trademark up until yesterday. We never imagined that such news would be reported this way. We will have to discuss with Cube Entertainment once more regarding this matter.”