Just recently, Dispatch reported about iKON’s B.I allegedly attempting to purchase illegal drugs with translated Kakao talk messages of his conversation with the dealer, found after the latter was arrested, and investigated.
On the 12th, YG Entertainment made an official statement of his departure from the team.
The following are YG Entertainment’s confirmation:
We bow our heads and apologize for disappointing everyone with our artist Kim Han Bin’s problem.
Kim Han Bin is feeling heavy responsibility due to the impact of this matter. Taking the matter seriously, he has decided to leave the team and terminate his exclusive contract.
YG has become keenly aware of our responsibility for managing our agency artists.
Once again we sincerely apologize for causing concern.
YG acknowledges that as a management company, they were not able to manage thoroughly, and are deeply reflecting. YG realizes the need for extensive reform and promises to put in their full effort into achieving this together with all of their staff.
Source: Naver | Photo: @Luckyyi