February 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
Following the news of U-KISS’s Kim Kibum and Alexander leaving the group due to the agency desiring member replacements, Kim Kibum recently made an appearance on KBS’s “Entertainers” to explain the current situation in a bit more depth.
You can read the transcription of his interview below:
Hello, this is Kim Kibum.
First of all, I’m very sorry for having to meet everyone for this news.
And I’m immensely sorry for having to reveal my no make-up face… I’ve been having a hard time you see… (Laughs)
Q: What is the current situation?
A: My contract with my former agency has been cancelled. Around February, the agency told me that they would like to do some member replacements, and when I asked if it was me who was to get replaced, they replied yes.
First of all, they said my vocal role in the group was weak. I respected my agency’s opinion and agreed to cancel my contract.
Q: What is the reason behind “Kim Kibum withdrawing” being such a hot topic of discussion?
A: (Laughs) Well, I think there were a lot of areas I lacked in. I think my capability as a singer was lacking.
Q: There is talk that you withdrew to focus on your business?
I don’t know how that rumor came about. Because my activities ended after my contract was cancelled, for about a month I didn’t participate in activities during U-KISS’s promotions.
To be honest, I didn’t say anything in that time because I didn’t want it to affect the other members. I think that caused the misunderstanding. Our fans were misunderstanding the situation, and were saying things like, “Has he stopped U-KISS promotions because of his business?” and “If you’re going to put your focus on your business, then just become an entrepreneur. So I think that misunderstanding came about during that one month.
Q: What is the response from fans?
A: There are a lot of fans who’ve told me to come back, and there are a lot who say it’s not U-KISS without seven members. I’m apologetic towards the fans because of how this situation came out to be. They believed in me, so I’m hurt that Alexander and I had to withdraw from U-KISS. I’m a bit disappointed that I didn’t get to stay on my will.
If U-KISS becomes more successful with member replacements, then I guess I’m fine with that.
Q: What was your brother’s reaction to the situation?
My brother seemed really hurt that we couldn’t go right till the end together, and that I ended up getting off the bus halfway through. He said to me, “I wanted you to do well, I don’t know how the situation came to be like this.”
I was okay with it, but my brother got angry (Laughs). But he said that things like this can happen, and told me to always have strength.
I’m planning to push forward with my personal activities, and I’ll working hard to achieve success with my character business.
I’m very sorry that I had to show myself in a situation like this, but I will do my best to show a better image of myself.
So what do you think about Xander and Kibum leaving the U-KISS?How do you feel?
Kissmes are wondering why other u-kiss members don’t say anything about fellow members leaving the group….But in my idea NHM doesn’t let them say anything about this issue.I mean if they talk,maybe they reveal the truth or say sth they’re not meant to say….
So let’s be patient and wait for them to say sth…
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February 27, 2011 § 5 Comments
Hi every one.I know it’s late and by the time you all know what had happened.But I can’t take it anymore.I need to share my feelings with others.
Before u do anything else,sign this Petition
(If you haven’t signed it yet)
On February 23rd,it was revealed that Alexander and Kibum would be leaving U-KISS.This is NHM’s official statement:
“We felt infinite happiness during the time we spent together with U-KISS, however, after a long time of worrying, we made this difficult decision because we genuinely felt that the team needed member replacements.”
“With Kim Kibum’s case, we made a mutual agreement to terminate his exclusive contract recently. With Alexander’s case, he may be leaving U-KISS, but after a very long discussion, we decided that he will be remaining with the agency to fulfill his personal, overseas activities.”
On the 23rd, U-Kiss’ agency NH Media said “Kim Kibum and Alexander had leave the team. Kibum left because he wanted to focus on his character business that he created with his brother, SS501’s Kim Hyungjun. Alexander decided to withdraw because of school and other personal reasons. After a long time worrying about this matter, they have been contemplating about this matter for a long time, and after discussion, we agreed with the contract termination.”
“Through these happenings, U-KISS will reborn as a more mature and developed team. There will be two new members of U-KISS who will reinforce the group’s comeback next month, and they are currently working hard with the other members. We will be revealing the new members to the fans soon.”
By this announcement,it seems thet Xander and Kibum left u-kiss by their OWN WILL.But after Kibum tweets and explanations,it turned out to be a lie.Check out Kibum’s tweet(it’s so heartbreaking)
“Hello this is U-KISS Kibum, or more specifically, an ex-member of U-KISS, Kim Kibum.
After two months of delay, I’ve finally plucked up the courage to write this post.
First off, the agency and I have made an agreement about my exclusive contract on February 2011.
As the agency desired a member replacement, we wrote out a consent document for a contract dissolution, and from that day on, I became a former member of U-KISS.
Contrary to what most of you might be thinking, this is unrelated to my Piro Piro business… nor is it about losing interest in U-KISS.
I always thought importantly of U-KISS more than anyone, and I’m proud to say that not once did my Piro Piro character business impede my schedules with U-KISS..
I always thought of the members as more than family. I’m extremely upset that I have to part with them like this, but it was because of my lacking areas which warranted my former agency to desire a member replacement.
I may be leaving on a one-sided decision, however, I was able to learn a lot and meet many people, as well as the U-KISS members.
My feelings are very mixed up on the thought that the few lines in this message could hurt a lot of people I love.
I will continue my personal activities on broadcast.
Thank you to all the people who supported me wherever I was, and I will meet you once again as an entrepreneur,
And it doesn’t end here…
Former U-Kiss member Kim Kibum recently confessed his feelings about leaving the team.
“I didn’t quit, they canceled my contract,” said Kim Kibum in a phone conversation with Newsen on February 23rd. Kibum added, “the agency first told us they are going to replace two members. They demanded me to sign an agreement on canceling my contract, so I did.”
Kibum was puzzled about the news that said he had quit the group. “I feel sorry to our fans,” said Kibum.
This was also the case for member Alexander. “I did leave U-Kiss,” said Alexander on the phone with Newsen. “But it wasn’t because of school like they stated.”
I wonder why Alexander didn’t say anything else.But later on it was revealed that he is still under NH Media.so he can’t talk openly like Kibum does….
I’m really upset,when I found out that they’re no longer a part of u-kiss,I cried the whole night.It’s not fair.U-Kiss won’t be the same with it’s 7 ORIGINAL members.
I’ll post Kibum’s inteview with KBS soon.
(nemidonam age hanozam be webemon sar mizanid ya na,midonam ke kheilia nemi2nid biaid ama man tasmim gereftam bazam up konam,hade aghal ta mogheii ke vaziate Xander o Kibum moshakhas beshe…age ozve jadid be u-kiss ezafe beshe……malom nist chikar mikonam,shayad bazam post bezaram shayadam na…Shiva jun mamnon ke hanoz miai inja va nazar mizari)
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