On March 25, Pledis Leisure introduced in an official assertion to the press that former IOI and PRISTIN member Kyulkyung has minimize off all contact with the label, after requesting to nullify her unique contract in September of 2019. 

In keeping with Pledis Leisure, Kyulkyung is at present selling in China individually, avoiding any contact with not solely Pledis Leisure, but additionally her Chinese language company. The label additional argued that Kyulkyung is violating her unique contract by persevering with her Chinese language promotions individually with out her company’s consent.  

Kyulkyung additionally took to her official Weibo on March 25 to launch her aspect of the argument in a short assertion. She wrote:

“Whereas working with the company, I encountered quite a few, extreme points, and I started to suppose deeply about my profession and my future development. On September 10, 2019, I despatched over a proper request by way of my authorized consultant, asking to nullify my unique contract with Pledis Leisure in addition to my Chinese language company. I hoped to resolve this situation with a mutual settlement by way of the authorized system, and didn’t want to trigger considerations to the general public resulting from private issues. Nevertheless, the problem has already been revealed, and now I will face this head on.I now not need to argue about who’s proper and who’s incorrect. I want to turn out to be an artist who can develop whereas doing my finest in my area, greeting the general public with good tasks. And I don’t want to disappoint those that love and belief in me. I need to thank Pledis Leisure for taking good care of me up till now, and I hope that our futures will see higher days.”