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5 MONSTA X members officially renewed exclusive contract with Starship Entertainment

Only 1 member of MONSTA X opted to leave the group’s current agency 

On August 8th, the management agency of Kpop boy group MONSTA X, Starship Entertainment, officially announced that they had renewed their contracts with 5 MONSTA X members, including Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, and Jooheon.

Meanwhile, I.M decided to leave Starship, but not MONSTA X. Regarding this, Starship announced: “All 6 members hold the same love for MONSTA X and Monbebe (fandom of MONSTA X), so I.M will continue with group activities in the future.”

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The agency also added: “I.M has remained in consideration for a long time and had sincere discussion with us, but unfortunately, our exclusive contract has come to an end. We will continue to support I.M’s future endeavors.”

MONSTA X debuted with a 7-member line up in 2015, but was reorganized into a 6-member group after Wonho’s departure in 2019. 

The full statement from Starship Entertainment is as below: 

“Hello. 

This is Starship Entertainment.

Once again, we would like to express our deep gratitude to Monbebes around the world who continue to support and love MONSTA X. 

Starship Entertainment recently renewed the contract with the five members Shownu, Minhyuk, Kihyun, Hyungwon, and Jooheon, from our group MONSTA X. All 6 members hold the same love for MONSTA X and Monbebe, so I.M will continue with group activities in the future

Based on the mutual trust and trust we have built up over the years, we will make every effort to support the members’ activities that will be unfolding in the future. We promise to provide unsparing, comprehensive, and systematic support.

I.M has remained in consideration for a long time and had sincere discussion with us, but unfortunately, our exclusive contract has come to an end. We would like to express our deep gratitude to I.M for the hard work and dedication he has shown so far. We will continue to support I.M’s future endeavors.

MONSTA X has completed a month-long break. We and our members are making various preparations to meet you through group and individual activities.

We ask for your continued support and warm encouragement for the 6 members of MONSTA X in the future.”

Source: Daum

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