Former AOA Member Jimin’s Contract With FNC Entertainment is over!
On January 13, FNC Entertainment released an official statement to reveal that their exclusive contract with Jimin ended on January 12, 2022. In their short statement, they expressed gratitude for Jimin and asked fans to show her support and encouragement for her future endeavors.
In July of 2020, Jimin left AOA and retired from the entertainment industry after being accused of bullying by fellow member Kwon Mina. Since then, there has been a great deal of speculation and debate about the reality of what took place and while netizens were initially on Mina’s side, the tide shifted in September of 2021 when past conversations between the AOA members resurfaced and painted Mina in a bad light.
Jimin had previously posted an apology and halted all of her activities, she’s been inactive on social media since then.
On January 8, Jimin surprised her fans by celebrating her birthday with an unexpected gift, she dropped a new song called “Suddenly” along with her first Instagram post since her departure from the group.