Sad news for K-pop fans! The girl group HINAPIA has officially disbanded.
The group’s label OSR Entertainment announced on August 21st that HINAPIA has disbanded, and the members’ contracts have all been terminated. Although no official word was given as to the readers, some explanation later seemed to come out.
There have been some rumors and suspicions from fans about internal or even financial difficulties at the label, which later seemed to be confirmed in part by a few of the members themselves. After the news was announced concerning their disbandment, all of the members took to Instagram to release letters of thanks and apologies to their fans.
Full of love towards fans who have been with them since the beginning, they thanks everyone for their endless love and support. They also apologized for not being able to continue as a group, feeling sorry for not being able to make their comeback as promised and continue to meet fans in promotions. A few of the members also explained that due to the company’s internal difficulties, it made it very difficult for them to continue as a group.
Four out of five members of HINAPIA were originally from the Pledis Entertainment girl group PRISTIN. As the group had a lot of potential but was general seen as one that was never full used by the label before being disbanded, fans had hope that these four former PRISTIN members would find a new and successful start in HINAPIA. As such, the news of their disbandment has made K-pop fans sadder for how things have turned out.
To see their full letters to fans, check them out below.
Check their statements on Instagram!
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안녕하세요 김민경입니다. 저희는 최근 회사 내부 사정에 따라 더는 팀을 유지하기 힘들다고 판단하여 회사와의 충분한 논의 끝에 멤버 전원이 계약을 해지하게 되었습니다. 희나피아라는 팀을 만들어주시고 저희를 위해 끝까지 힘써주신 osr 식구분들에게 진심으로 감사드립니다. 그리고 무엇보다 항상 사랑해 주시고 응원해 주시는 팬분들께 좋지 못한 소식만 전해드리는 것 같아 마음이 무겁습니다. 그동안 무대에 설 수 있어서 행복했고 팬분들과 함께 할 수 있어 행복했습니다. 이 또한 끝이 아닌 저의 새로운 시작이고 앞으로는 더욱더 좋은 모습으로 찾아뵐 테니 지켜봐 주시고 저희 멤버들의 앞날도 응원해 주셨으면 좋겠습니다. 그동안 과분한 사랑을 주신 모든 분께 정말 죄송하고 감사합니다.
Meanwhile, Yaebin also posted a letter to fans, as well as a sweet message on a photo of the members, to her Instagram story.
We wish each and every one of the members of HINAPIA the best of luck in their future endeavors!
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