During a recent shoot for Please Take Care of Your Refrigerator, Kahi revealed herself to be a close friend of So Yu Jin, who also recorded the show. While answering MC Jung Hyung Don and Kim Sung Joo’s questions about their relationship, Kahi couldn’t hold in her tears.
Kahi After School 2012
The former After School member shared on her Instagram on January 20th, "Choo Sung Hoon-nim!! You came out to watch "All Shook Up" in the midst of your busy schedule!! Wow~~ The flowers are also very, very pretty. Thank you!! You"re so cool~!!!^^ #AllShookUp #ChooSungHoon #SoCool."
She showed her gratitude towards her agency by saying, “Thank you Pledis, for taking me in, even when I wasn’t ready, and helping my dreams come true. I will be working my hardest to become better, wherever I may be.”
A Pledis representative said, “It is true that our contract with Kahi has expired. Both sides decided to part since she has a field that she wants to focus on.”
Kahi made her debut as the leader of After School in 2009. After graduating from After School in 2011, she came back as a solo artist with the song “Comeback, You Bad Person.” Afterwards, she has been exploring the musical fields by starring in acts such as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “All Shook Up.”
In the picture, Kahi was together with Becca and smiling brightly at the camera. Despite the dark lighting, the two ex-After School members" perfect skins stood out.
Becca exited After School back in 2011 to concentrate back to being a student and moved back to Hawaii. Kahi also exited After School to be a solo artist.
Solo star Kahi has posted a photograph with fellow former After School band mate Bekah. The picture was uploaded to Kahi’s Instagram account on June 1 with the caption, “My Love. Finally we met. Love you forever.”
Bekah was one of the five original members of After School, along with Kahi, the former leader of the girl group. The group made their debut with the single album “New Schoolgirl” in January 2009, including the Brave Brothers-produced track “AH.”
She said, "I became known as "BoA"s dancer" while standing on stage with BoA. While BoA was preparing for her "Valenti" stage, the Japanese dancers were showing the Korean dancers the moves, but one Korean dancer was lacking; hence, they told me to come and help with the practice because they needed more people. I ended up working with BoA for three years."
Moving on to the subject of After School, MC Shin Dong Yup said, "I heard that you and your CEO worked really hard together to create After School."
She said, "While I was promoting in [previous group] S-Blush, Bekah was a trainee. Bekah was so sexy that the CEO strongly recommended her and brought her from Hawaii. Afterwards, we were introduced to and chose Jung Ah. Then we gathered Jooyeon and So Young for five (members)."
When the Hwayoung and T-ara scandal was blowing up back in July of 2012, she had tweeted mysteriously, "Anyways... ha. not like other people." With the announcement of her graduation from After School just the month prior, some netizens at the time speculated that the tweet hinted at some hidden turmoil resulting in her exiting from the group. She explained, "I didn"t write that because I experienced something like that, but because everything that happens within girl groups is different from what happens with others."
Shindong asked, "Do outcasts exist in girl groups?" Kahi replied, "Of course. There are those who make a big deal out of various things and are unlucky for everyone else, those who deserve to get hit, and those who need to get their heads on straight. There are those who really deserve to be treated affectionately, but how can I be affectionate towards those that make things unlucky?"
Mir asked, "Even in After School?" Kahi replied just as honestly, "In every group. Even in After School, there are those members whom you can"t help but love, but there are also those who do not have a presence. At the time, I was the leader and about to graduate After School. I had mixed emotions and felt pity. I wrote [that post] when I was feeling that way."
Their agency Pledis Entertainment shared a backstage photo of the group on Twitter with the description, ”Music Core’s 400th episode special!We are PLEDIS Family!! KAHI, AFTER SCHOOL, U-ie. . . . and WHO? #pledis#MusicCore”.
Member UEE also appeared on the photo but she couldn’t join her group on stage due to her filming schedule for current drama ‘Golden Rainbow‘.
Kahi will be performing with After School for the first time in two years after she graduated from the group! Kahi has gone on to release her own solo album as well.
On March 8, Pledis Entertainment made the following announcement via Twitter, “For the 400th broadcast of ‘Music Core!’ We are PLEDIS Family: Kahi, After School, Uee and can you guess who the [last] person is?” and included a photo.The photo reveals After School members, Kahi and Nu’est’s Ren posing happily together.
It has been two years since Kahi graduated and moved on from the group, but for the special 400th episode of “Music Core,” the graduated member reunited with her group to perform one of their earlier hits, “Bang.” Having returned from shooting a drama, Uee is the only one seen in ordinary clothes. Nu’est’s Ren is also dressed up as a female and seen in the background!
According to tvN, Kahi and After School will appear as guest hosts for the 37th episode of SNL Korea, which will be aired November 16th at 11PM KST. Although no detailed content was revealed, the former teammates are expected to showcase their R-rated comic acting.