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K-pop boy group BEAST. Left-Right: Son Dong-woon, Yong Jun-hyung, Yang Yo-seob, Lee Gi-kwang, Yoon Doo-joon. (twitter.com/cubeunited/File)
Five member boy band, Beast, hinted at moving labels Sunday, as they near the end of their contract with their current agency, Cube Entertainment.
Yang Yo-seob left a message on his Instagram account that read, “For the past 7 years I have been truly happy, and thanks to all you guys, I was able to overcome all the hardships. I will work harder for my fans, and I will continue to sing for Beast. I am truly grateful for you guys, and I’m sorry that this is all I can say on such a meaningful day. I know I say this all the time, but I respect and love you all. I hope for only good things to come.”
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Likewise, Yoon Doo-joon said, “I was also awake at this time 7 years ago. I remember all the memories like it was just yesterday. It is the start to the second chapter of Beast’s story. Everyone, fighting. Thank you. I love you.”
Son Dong-woon wrote, “It’s already been 7 years since we first met. Thank you for being with us every step of the road. I’m sorry and I know it’s a confusing time for you guys, but please wait a little. We can’t celebrate a 7 year anniversary this year, but we can celebrate later. Thank you.”
Lastly, Lee Ki-kwang wrote on his Twitter page, “Thank you for following and believing in us for the past 7 years. We will repay you guys by showing a more mature and better side. We will continue to work for you guys so please continue to support us. Thank you so much and enjoy the rest of your weekend.”
According to Cube Entertainment, a new contract had been offered to Beast, but they have not yet decided on their future. In addition, the messages that the members left hint at a new start for the group.
Beast first debuted in October 2009 and their seven-year contract ends in less than a week, but they have not yet disclosed any plans to renew their contract with Cube.