T-ara held a showcase for their 13th mini album Whats My Name on June 14 and there wasnt a dry eye in sight as the members teared up multiple times while speaking honestly about their affection for each other.
Qri said, Though weve been through tough times, my desire to not let T-ara go was always greater. I think thats why Ive been able to hold on till now. Ive learned a lot of life lessons as time went on. I have a lot of affection for T-ara and I never want to let T-ara go.
Eunjung also expressed, I spent most of my twenties as a member of T-ara, and that time has been so precious to me. I dont regret it. Though there were difficult times along the way, we received a lot of love, which is also hard to accomplish. I focus more on how grateful I am for the things weve received rather than think about the difficult times. Even those times taught me valuable life lessons. Im grateful for every moment I spent in T-ara.
Holding back tears, Hyomin added, Most of my youth was spent as a member of T-ara. I think we all feel like we wouldnt change that for the world. We talk about that a lot. We dont have any expectations of being loved going into this. While she spoke, fellow member Jiyeon was seen wiping tears away.
Eunjung continued Hyomins thoughts as she said, We know that people dont like us, and we dont know if well receive any love for this comeback. It isnt easy to perform knowing you wont be loved. But I hope people will watch over us. Weve gone through some changes, but like we always have, we will focus on our singing and dancing to create a good performance.
The members were also asked how they feel about returning as a four-member group, following the departure of Boram and Soyeon. They replied that the only regret they had was not being able to stand on stage as six members for their fans. They said, Though were sad to see them [Boram and Soyeon] go, we will continue to support them and respect their personal decisions.
Jiyeon concluded with, We have so many fans who have believed in us and waited for us, and we want to repay them by doing our best.
T-ara released their new mini album Whats My Name at 6 p.m. KST on June 14 and will start promotional activities for their comeback on June 15 through Mnets M!Countdown.