Following reports about individual members deep into discussions with other companies, some shade, and finally a report that all of the group would opt to not renew, JYP Entertainment recently confirmed what everybody already knew: GOT7 are leaving the company.
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JYP has held thorough discussions with the GOT7 members ahead of the expiration of their exclusive contract on January 19.
As a result, both sides have agreed not to renew the contract while hoping for a fresh future.
GOT7 has performed exceptionally as a global idol group that represents K-pop since their debut on January 16, 2014.
We genuinely thank GOT7 for being part of the growth of K-pop and JYP, as well as I GOT7 and all fans who have been a source of motivation to GOT7’s activities with their endless support since their debut.
Our official relationship ends here, but JYP will sincerely cheer on the new future that the GOT7 members will advance into.
As many fans have pointed out, despite their words, they never really treated them like a popular global idol group.
As far as GOT7 goes, Mark essentially confirmed it yesterday anyway, so announcing it was a formality more than anything.
And all members posted that picture and hashtag on Instagram, showing their solidarity in the decision.