VIXX member N (real name Cha Hak Yeon, 차학연) has officially parted ways with the group’s entertainment company, Jellyfish Entertainment, after 8 years!
Earlier today (Tuesday, 3rd November), Korean news outlet Sports Donga reported that the 30-year-old idol has decided to not renew his exclusive contract with the agency.
Word has it that N will be joining actor So Ju Sub’s agency, 51K. According to reports, he is in the final stages of negotiating his contract with the company. For those uninitiated, 51K is home to a variety of actors, including 2PM’s Taecyeon and Lee Seung Woo.
Soon after the reports circulated, Jellyfish Entertainment released a statement to address the situation. In this case, they confirmed that N had officially departed from the label. “Our exclusive contract with N expired on 31st October. After a series of long discussions, we and N have mutually decided not to renew our contract,” Jellyfish wrote in the statement.
The good news is, despite signing with another company, Jellyfish Entertainment shared that N will still take part in his activities together with the rest of the “Chained Up” jam-makers. “We sincerely thank N for his everlasting faith in us and each other, and we will cheer for N’s future. We would like it if you continue to support N, who is beginning a new chapter in his life,” they concluded the post.
The “Children Of Nobody” star himself also took to his Instagram to post a touching letter that he personally wrote to his fans (widely known as Starlights). Here’s what he said:
Last year, it was revealed that three out of six members of the group – Leo, Ken, Hongbin and Hyuk – had renewed their contract with Jellyfish Entertainment. Sadly, the latter ultimately left the group and the company as a result of his Twitch controversy. Ravi, on the other hand, departed from the company to set up his own label.
We wish all of them the very best in their future endeavors!