Kumalas na ang lahat ng miyembro ng K-pop group na iKON sa YG Entertainment.
Inanunsiyo ito ng YG Entertainment sa pamamagitan ng isang official statement ngayong Biyernes, December 30, 2022.
Ang anim na miyembro ng iKON ay sina Kim Jinhwan, Bobby, Song Yunhyeong, Goo Junhoe, Kim Donghyuk, at Jung Chanwoo.
Ayon sa YG Entertainment, matapos ang mahabang diskusyon sa lahat ng miyembro ng iKON, nagdesisyon silang tapusin na ang exclusive contract ng grupo kasunod ng pagtatapos ng kanilang seven-year contract.
Pero ipagpapatuloy pa rin daw ng anim na miyembro ng grupo ang kanilang activities bilang iKON sa hinaharap.
Ito ang kabuuan ng official statement ng YG Entertainment (na isinalin sa English ng online news site na Soompi):
"Hello, this is YG Entertainment.
"We are informing you that after a long discussion with the iKON members (Kim Jinhwan, Bobby, Song Yunhyeong, Goo Junhoe, Kim Donghyuk, and Jung Chanwoo) about their future activities, out of respect for each other’s opinions, we agreed to end our exclusive contract following the expiration of their contract period.
"The six members of iKON will of course be continuing their activities as the group “iKON” in the future, and we are also letting you know that they will continue to communicate with iKONIC [iKON’s fans] through their official social media accounts, including their official fan community Weverse, just as they are now.
"We sincerely thank iKON, who has been with us as one of our agency’s artists up until now. We are looking forward to their future activities in a wide variety of fields, and we will be cheering them on.
"Additionally, we also thank the iKONIC who were together with us for iKON’s journey. We ask that you continue to give the members your unchanging interest and encouragement as they prepare for a new start."
Isa sa huling performances ng iKON bilang grupo ay sa 2022 K-Pop Masterz Ep. 2 Manila na ginanap sa Araneta Coliseum noong September 23, 2022.
Nag-debut ang iKON bilang seven-member boy group sa ilalim ng YG Entertainment noong 2015.
Noong 2019, umalis ang leader ng grupo na si B.I sa iKON at sa YG Entertainment.
Ang YG Entertainment ang nangangalaga sa career ng BIGBANG, BLACKPINK, WINNER, TREASURE, at AKMU.