After rumors cirulated that group Kara would be breaking up, DSP media revealed that member Nicole would not be renewing her contract.
DSP media revealed their side through an official announcement on the 4th.
They stated “Park Gyuri, Han Seungyeon, and Goo Hara have renewed their contracts for two more years and have decided to continue to work with DSP in the future” and “Nicole has no intention of signing with DSP and will finish her contract in January as written.”
The company also stated “There are no plans to break up the group even if a member leaves and they will continue to work on their overseas and domestic activities.” It has not been decided if they would add a new member or continue with four members and it looks as if it will be decided in the future.
Netizens wrote “It is sad”, “There has to be some background reason”, and “Why did Nicole do that since she was popular as well.”