Nam Tae Hyun has recently sat down for an exclusive interview with Ilgan Sports. He shared drinks and snacks with the interviewer while answering all sorts of questions truthfully.
Nam Tae Hyun is often asked about his departure from the famous YG Entertainment group Winner. His departure back in late 2016 shocked his fans, this has never happened before in a YG Entertainment group.
The interviewer was hesitant to ask about YG Entertainment but was pleased by how truthfully he answered every question about YG Entertainment and Winner.
He was asked about his departure from Winner, he said,
“There have been a lot of internal problems, because this is a business that involves people working together. I struggled mentally back then and it was really tough at that time, I also didn’t like the group’s life.
I don’t think its polite to clearly explain what happened back then and why I had left YG Entertainment to media outlets. But what I can clearly explain was that I didn’t make any big mistake, I had mental problems and there were musical disagreements. I decided to leave YG Entertainment; I had still 5 years on my contract so of course it was a loss for me that I left had the agency. Back then everyone tried to stop me from leaving, it didn’t happen because it was YG but it was just that I couldn’t stand the situation myself.”
He also spoke up about his relationship with Yang Hyun Suk and how he helped him out, he said,
“In any case, it’s a fact that the company that had brought me up was YG, it gave a lot of things. I had decided to leave with five years left on my contract but the boss let me out without giving me restrictions. He (Yang Hyun Suk) helped debut and he was the person to be thanked for.”
He also opened up about his allegedly bad relationship with Winner members, he clarified,
“From an objective point of view, I believe that Winner is a team with no real conflicts, so I was the only person who had a strong personality. The member always acted rationally. Winner is a very good team. From my point of view, there might have been musical differences and conflicts among members, but there were no disagreements/bad relationship.”
He was also asked about the debt he has to deal with since leaving YG Entertainment, about that, he said,
“If you are in Winner, of course it becomes a plus when it comes to profit distribution. But now I have a lot of fixed expenses to take care of such as office rent and salaries. I didn’t know about those when I was a part of YG, but now I know and have to pay for it since its my responsibility.”
What do you think of what Nam Tae Hyun said?