It’s a sad day for 2NE1 fans. Minzy, a member of the popular Korean girl group, announced that she was leaving the band after seven years. Fans were devastated about her shocking decision, and they immediately took to Twitter to express their heartbreak.
Please don’t go, Minzy! That was what fans of the K-pop girl band 2NE1 were pleading on Twitter on the morning of April 5, when its member Gong Minzy, 22, revealed that she was leaving the group. The 2NE1 girls have been together for seven years, building a large and dedicated fanbase of what they call “Blackjacks” — the same devotees who were left crushed by Minzy’s decision. See some of their sad tweets right here!
Although 2NE1 has been on a break since releasing their 2014 album, Crush, the girls had been planning a comeback in 2016. In the middle of the break, rumors began to spread that Minzy was in talks with labels regarding a solo career. So when the group was approached about their contract which expires on May 5, Minzy and her fellow members were given the choice to renew their individual contracts. But while CL, Bom, and Dara opted to re-sign with the group, Minzy chose to move on with her own personal endeavors.
For those who aren’t into K-pop or aren’t familiar with 2NE1, think of it this way: April 5 is to 2NE1 fans as March 25, 2015, is to Directioners. Remember the devastation Zayn Malik caused when he exited One Direction? Yep, same deal…total havoc on the fandom. As Minzy leaves the group, take a look at all of the fans who are totally freaking out over it!
Sorry Im still not okay with Minzy leaving 2NE1 idk when I will be able to move on from this
— Biankee Jeon (@QueenBiankee) April 5, 2016
— Charity Monteclaro (@CieLM21) April 5, 2016
— YG Family (@WOWFakta_YG) April 5, 2016
— Sally Kang (@KIMJ1WON) April 5, 2016
— 빅뱅 (@VIPgifs) April 5, 2016
— YG Confessions (@confessions_yg) April 5, 2016
— +tricia+ (@trissshax) April 5, 2016
Some : just please understand Minzy.
Me : it's too hard at this moment. It will probably happen but this time , it hurts so much 💔
— OFFICIAL GODDESS (@OfficiaIGoddess) April 5, 2016
— CL GZB INDIA (@memealuvzCL) April 5, 2016
— nara (@mrskimjinhwan) April 5, 2016
— FOUREVER (@ACIDICKYG) April 5, 2016
At the time of Minzy’s announcement, the group’s label, YG Entertainment, promised fans that 2NE1 would carry on without her. They intend to release new music this summer, but don’t have any plans to replace Minzy.
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