Ex-2NE1 member Minzy files legal action against Korean label; plans to work with Pinoy company

by Lyn Luna Montealegre
Dec 8, 2019

It looks like we will be seeing more of former 2NEI member Minzy in the Philippines.

The K-pop star is in talks with actor-turned-DJ and record producer Guji Lorenzana.

Minzy was recently spotted in the Philippines and performed at a private function.

While in Manila, Minzy met with Guji and executives of Open Door Management, a record label under the helm of Lorenzana. Guji is best known for being an ABS-CBN actor who was last seen in the 2016 Kapamilya teleserye The Greatest Love.

The actor wrote in his Twitter account: "A great time for my management company and the artists of Open Door. Already finished a song with @llama_ajol and @travisatreo! And now a possible music project for @mingkki21! She’s such the sweetest person! Amazing mtg w the new team last night!"

A day after their meeting, Minzy was given an update regarding her ongoing case in South Korea.

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According to Soompi, the court in Korea denied Minzy's request for an injunction to suspend her exclusive contract with The Music Works. The 25-year-old singer filed a case against The Music Works for its failure to abide with their contract agreement.

She said in her statement posted in her Instagram account: “I think I will have to enter a new legal dispute with my agency that will not be a short one. When I signed the contract, the agency promised at least four albums a year and promised to provide as much support as possible. However, I have only had one album for the past four years, and they have barely provided support for my activities. I have not been shown the statement of accounts a single time, and I did not receive even one won of profits.

“More than money, it is the most important to me to be able to continue promoting as an artist. As a result, I hoped to resolve [the situation] quickly by settling with the agency or through an injunction, but it did not go smoothly, so now I can only take legal action in order for the truth to be revealed. At least for my fans who always support me and cheer me on, I will handle this with strength and overcome it. I promise to always show diligence and confidence both on and off stage.”

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It will be recalled that Minzy filed for her injunction on September 25, 2019.

Minzy left YG Entertainment in 2016 and became a solo artist managed by The Music Works.

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