CL is officially parting ways with YG Entertainment.
After reports surfaced earlier in the week that the 28-year-old solo star and 2NE1 girl group member was leaving her longtime entertainment agency, YG released a statement on Friday (November 8) confirming the news.
“Respecting each other’s opinions, we came to an agreement with CL to end her exclusive contract. We express deep gratitude to the fans who have shown for CL, who shined with her activities as an artist of YG,” they said.
“At YG, CL debuted with 2NE1 in 2009, and while promoting as a leader and rapper, she led trends in various areas including music and fashion. She also left a major mark in the history of K-pop when she became the first Korean solo female artist to chart in the Billboard Hot 100 on October 12, 2016. We ask for lots of interest and support for CL’s new activities, and YG will also cheer her on with unchanging trust and affection. Thank you.”