U-KISSís Kim Kibum provides further detail on withdrawal on KBSís ďEntertainersĒ, Sunday February 27, 2011 Korea
Feb 26 2011, 11:45 PM
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U-KISSís Kim Kibum provides further detail on withdrawal on KBSís ďEntertainersĒ
Following the news of U-KISSís Kim Kibum and Alexander leaving the group due to the agency desiring member replacements, Kim Kibum recently made an appearance on KBSís ďEntertainersĒ to explain the current situation in a bit more depth.
You can read the transcription of his interview down below.
Hello, this is Kim Kibum.
First of all, Iím very sorry for having to meet everyone for this news.
And Iím immensely sorry for having to reveal my no make-up faceÖ Iíve been having a hard time you seeÖ (Laughs)
Q: What is the current situation?
A: My contract with my former agency has been cancelled. Around February, the agency told me that they would like to do some member replacements, and when I asked if it was me who was to get replaced, they replied yes.
First of all, they said my vocal role in the group was weak. I respected my agencyís opinion and agreed to cancel my contract.
Q: What is the reason behind ďKim Kibum withdrawingĒ being such a hot topic of discussion?
A: (Laughs) Well, I think there were a lot of areas I lacked in. I think my capability as a singer was lacking.
Q: There is talk that you withdrew to focus on your business?
I donít know how that rumor came about. Because my activities ended after my contract was cancelled, for about a month I didnít participate in activities during U-KISSís promotions.
To be honest, I didnít say anything in that time because I didnít want it to affect the other members. I think that caused the misunderstanding. Our fans were misunderstanding the situation, and were saying things like, ďHas he stopped U-KISS promotions because of his business?Ē and ďIf youíre going to put your focus on your business, then just become an entrepreneur. So I think that misunderstanding came about during that one month.
Q: What is the response from fans?
A: There are a lot of fans whoíve told me to come back, and there are a lot who say itís not U-KISS without seven members. Iím apologetic towards the fans because of how this situation came out to be. They believed in me, so Iím hurt that Alexander and I had to withdraw from U-KISS. Iím a bit disappointed that I didnít get to stay on my will.
If U-KISS becomes more successful with member replacements, then I guess Iím fine with that.
Q: What was your brotherís reaction to the situation?
My brother seemed really hurt that we couldnít go right till the end together, and that I ended up getting off the bus halfway through. He said to me, ďI wanted you to do well, I donít know how the situation came to be like this.Ē
I was okay with it, but my brother got angry (Laughs). But he said that things like this can happen, and told me to always have strength.
Iím planning to push forward with my personal activities, and Iíll working hard to achieve success with my character business.
Iím very sorry that I had to show myself in a situation like this, but I will do my best to show a better image of myself.
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