The latest rumour regarding Brown Eyed Girls (BEG) is probably the reason why you shouldn’t believe everything you read online.
Fans of the Korean girl group were recently thrown into shock and disbelief as Korean media outlet Sports World reported that BEG would be disbanding.
Multiple industry insiders told Sports World that the group is currently undergoing the process of disbandment as Gain is no longer working under Nega Networks. The media outlet further explained that she has joined Mystic Entertainment (A POP Entertainment) to focus on her solo career.
It was also rumoured that JeA, Narsha, and Miryo will leave the group as their contracts with their talent agency have expired. The report then went on to say that Gain’s current agency attempted to recruit the remaining members, but the plan did not carry through due to differences in opinions. Furthermore, Nega Networks is said to be having “extreme financial difficulties”, making it impossible for the group to release an album.
After the report surfaced, JeA took to her personal Twitter account to debunk the disbandment rumour:
소설같은 기사에 팬들 당황 하셨을텐데 전혀 사실무근입니다 앨범준비중에 있는데 이게 무슨소린지 ;; 너무 내용도 구체적이라 당황스럽네요 "브아걸 해체"절대 사실아니고요 혹시 그런날이 오게되더라도 이런식의 기사로 말고 저희가 직접 팬분들께 말할꺼예요
— 김제아 (@Jeaworld) June 10, 2015
Fans were probably taken aback by the absurd news. We’re preparing our album right now, what is this? It’s more absurd as the article was so detailed. Even if that day comes, we will tell you ourselves, not like this.
Nega Networks also denied the baseless claims and stated, “We’ve never talked about it, and it isn’t even worth responding to. The group has events scheduled in July and August. We are working on their next album. This is nonsense.”
Mystic Entertainment, parent company of Apop, also commented:
It’s the first time hearing about us recruiting the rest of Brown Eyed Girls. We’ve never even discussed this.
Earlier, a representative of the group’s agency confirmed in March that “the new album production will speed up” after Gain ends her solo promotions. The reps further stated that “it is very likely that it will be their 10-year anniversary album”.