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 went 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 fuels fans speculations that they’re only adding the idol to gain international fans respect and support.
How do you feel about this?
Do you think it had to do with racism?
The statement itself is fishy…
When I did a google search and found out that Alex was the 8th member to leave, I start doubting the agency…
They have been promoting for 6 years and so many idols came and went through the group, there is a reason for all of that. Aside from hearing Alex’s name through the group, the group has been struggling.
I checked out their songs and they’re mediocre at best. Even with songs involving Alex. Its like every other girl group, nothing special about it.
I doubt it was Alex fault that she didn’t participate in the choreography, it seemed like they knew they didn’t want her to promote with the group. This is why she was almost in no dance practices.
I feel that adding her to the group wasn’t the best decision to be honest. I doubt she knew what she was getting herself into as well. Korean agencies methods and practices highly differ from the US. If you aren’t going to be fair why add a black member to your group?
Some kpop fans want kpop groups to remain with only Asian people who can sing well in Korean, and Korean fans have a long way before they accept non-Asian idols promoting with a kpop group.
There is prejudice on both sides! Its sad!