T-ARA was supposed to hold its final concert with six members this month. However, a recent report suggested the two members, whose contracts will expire on May, Boram, and Soyeon, will not be performing with the group despite the agreement they set upon ahead of the anticipated comeback.
According to Korea Boo, an insider of MBK Entertainment, T-ARA’s label, initially reported that Soyeon and Boram have decided to join in the rest of the group for the upcoming comeback events. The issue with Boram and Soyeon resulted in the delay of the album release.
MBK Entertainment stated that the T-ARA’s new album will supposedly be released on May 17. However, all of the issues about recording process, as well as Boram and Soyeon’s departure have forced the label to push the comeback schedule to June.
In another occasion, MBK Entertainment has expressed its disappointment for Boram and Soyeon, Allkpop reported. The representative of MBK Entertainment said it’s unmannerly for Boram and Soyeon to not fulfilling their promise to perform in T-ARA’s final concerts in Hong Kong and Japan on May 20 and 24, as well as other promotional activities.
However, MBK Entertainment still wished for the best for Boram and Soyeon on their next journey after parting ways with the label and T-ARA. Meanwhile, all 4 remaining members of T-ARA, Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeon, and Qri have yet to give their thoughts about Soyeon and Boram’s disbandment.
The remaining members of T-ARA reportedly will end their contracts with MBK Entertainment in December, yet it’s still unclear if they will sign a contract with a new label as a group or continue their careers as an individual.
T-ARA debuted in 2009 with single “Lie”. Over the years, despite the bullying scandal involving former member Hwayoung, T-ARA has won a lot of awards including Golden Disk Awards, Bonsang Award 2010, Melon Music Awards 2012, and many more. Fans are surely going to miss T-ARA if the disbandment issue turns out to be true.