Former 2NE1 member Gong Minzy apologizes to fans; signs up with new record label

Former 2NE1 member Minzy to her fans: "Thank you to all the fans, family, and friends who have shown me their love and concern. I promise to return soon."



Minzy, the former member of 2NE1, now has a new record label. 

More than a month after YG Entertainment confirmed Minzy's departure from 2NE1, the 22-year-old K-pop idol has officially signed with The Music Works Entertainment.

Music Works is a subsidiary label of CJ E&M Music Performance Division. Minzy will be joining pop-ballad singer Baek Ji Young on the record label.

Music Works confirmed the news on Monday, May 16, through a press statement released to different media groups. Music Works said they will be supporting Minzy in various solo activities.

The statement reads, as released by Koreaboo: "Minzy who has decided to pursue her career as a solo artist after much thought has signed an exclusive contract with our company. She has infinite potential to grow in variety of fields as an individual and an artist. For these reasons we will be supporting her in vast ways as much as we can so she can realize her full potential. She will show her capability as a musician in writing and composing as well as work to mentor the upcoming rookie group MYTEEN. Please cheer her on in her future activities."

Last week, Minzy shared a heartfelt letter addressed to Blackjacks (2NE1 fans). Through her Instagram post, she apologized to those who were shocked by the news of her departure.

In the letter, she said she still treasures her experience with former group mates CL, Park Bom, and Sandara Park.

She ended her letter by reassuring fans that she will return to the K-pop scene with an "improved and more honest version" of herself.

Her full letter reads: "Hello, this is Minzy. It is with a sincere heart that I write to you all.

"First, I would like to apologize to all those who expressed shock at the news of my departure. It is after careful consideration and much deliberation that I have decided to pursue a new journey as an artist named Minzy Kong.

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"Ever since debuting with 2NE1 at the young age of 16, I have been grateful for the wonderful memories I shared with incredible fans worldwide. These experiences were undeniably precious and I take none of them for granted. Thank you all for helping me grow as an artist.

"I promise to work even harder to return before you all with an improved and more honest version of myself. Through a renewed vision and hard work, I hope to reciprocate the love, dedication, and support that you have shown me. Thank you to all the fans, family, and friends who have shown me their love and concern. I promise to return soon. love, Minzy."

Hello, this is Minzy. It is with a sincere heart that I write to you all. First, I would like to apologize to all those who expressed shock at the news of my departure. It is after careful consideration and much deliberation that I have decided to pursue a new journey as an artist named Minzy Kong. Ever since debuting with 2NE1 at the young age of 16, I have been grateful for the wonderful memories I shared with incredible fans worldwide. These experiences were undeniably precious and I take none of them for granted. Thank you all for helping me grow as an artist. I promise to work even harder to return before you all with an improved and more honest version of myself. Through a renewed vision and hard work, I hope to reciprocate the love, dedication, and support that you have shown me. Thank you to all the fans, family, and friends who have shown me their love and concern. I promise to return soon. love, Minzy

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