Blackjacks, we think it’s time to face the facts.
On 25th November, YG Entertainment announced the disbandment of 2NE1 (투애니원). In an official statement, the South Korean entertainment powerhouse also confirmed that Sandara Park and CL have signed solo contracts.
Known for their eccentric concepts and addictive tunes, 2NE1 made their debut in 2009 with “Fire” and the group quickly became one of the most popular K-Pop idol girl groups in the industry.
Just moments ago, Dara and CL broke their silence on social media with heartfelt open letters to their fans.
Dara’s letter (Translation):
“To my Blackjacks,
I never knew I would be writing such a letter. Firstly, I’m sorry to break your hearts, I’m sorry I couldn’t keep us together, and I’m very sorry that I cause you pain. The past 7 years were really like a dream because of you guys, and it’ll be remembered fondly with happiness. CL, Bom, Minzy, and I .. Us four will always be grateful and will forever treasure those times as good memories. The existence of Blackjacks always give us love, support, and protection. I wanted to give you guys good music in return, but I’m so upset and sorry that we can’t… It hurts so much now, but let’s cheer up. I hope you guys strengthen up and do well in all you do. My heart towards you guys will never change, and I’ll work hard to always show a good side of myself. I can’t express everything with just the words ‘thank you,’ but thank you so much for your excessive love.
November of 2016 will be remembered as the most lonely winter of all..
2NE1’s cute vocal, Dara.”
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나의 블랙잭에게… The announcement last friday was very painful to ALL of us. But the past 7 years has been filled with good and wonderful memories I will treasure forever. We – CL, Bom, Minzy, and I – will always be 2NE1. And you will always be our loyal, supportive, and loving BLACKJACKS!!! That will never, ever change. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. – Dara of 2NE1
+항상 감사합니다+ pic.twitter.com/Qoo7JvweFU
— CL (@chaelinCL) November 29, 2016
Thank you 2NE1, for all the great music you gave us. We look forward to your ventures as solo artistes <3