Bad news to all fans of BP RaNia and Alexandra.
BP RaNia released an official statement to their Facebook page informing the fans of Alexandra’s departure. Alexandra was the first EVER American-African kpop idol, she joined the group back in November 2015 and has been broiled in controversy ever since.
The idol would not be included in the group’s dance practice videos and sometimes skip on performances. The idol also performed only in English, which made some kpop fans angry. The fans have been speculating the departure of Alexandra. And finally, DR Music BP RaNia’s agency confirmed their speculations.
In an official statement, they said,
Dear Fans, BP Rania is finally back. First of all, we would like to say thank you for supporting us no matter what. We are deeply appreciated. Recently, there have been issues related to racism, boycotting, petition, etc on our official SNS.
We have noticed that many fans have been worried because of these issues. For this digital single, we DR Music, BP Rania, staff, have been working so hard to show you what we have been preparing.
About the title song, all our staff, the artists have reached to an agreement that Alexandra is no longer a member of BP Rania. We have gone through quite many conversations &meetings and agreed to promote with 5 members.
This decision is not due to rumors such as racism etc. Being on stages with what kind of songs, what choreography couldn’t be decided only by the company indeed.
Thank you for your support.
The group ever since debuting back in 2011 has gone through so many line-up changes. Alexandra is the 8th member to leave the group.
The idol’s absence from choreographies and live performances only fuel fans speculations that they’re only adding the idol to gain international fans’ respect and support.
How do you feel about this?