Kim Samuel announced on Instagram that he has left Brave Entertainment, leaving a message for his fans and asking them not to worry about him.
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Dear my garnets, 사랑하는 나의 가넷분들이 저를 너무 많이 걱정 하시는것 같아 이렇게 글을 씁니다. 그동안 저의 상황의 변화가 있음을 추측하며 걱정해주시고 격려해 주셨던 소중한 팬분들에게 저는 이제부터 단독적으로 활동하게 되었음을 제일먼저 알려드리고자 합니다. 그동안 저만을 믿고 지지해주셨던 가넷분들에게 많고 다양한 방법으로 소통과 만남을 진행할것이며, 곧 좋은 곡과 멋진 퍼포먼스로 여러분 앞에 나타날것을 약속드리겠습니다. 지금까지 기다려 주셨던 믿음을 저버리는 일은 절대로 없을것이며, 저는 가넷의 자랑스런 사무엘이 되겠습니다. . Dear my garnets, I am writing in response to Garnets who seem to be worrying too much about me. I would like to inform my important fans who have been encouraging me that I started my career as a solo musician. I will continue to communicate and meet with Garnet in various ways, and promise to show up with good music and wonderful performance soon. I will never forget that you believed in me and waited for me. I will be Samuel who Garnet is proud of.
For a while, Kim Samuel had been hinting on his departure from the company. He was constantly updating his Instagram with words of a fresh start, and that everything will be alright. He was also constantly reassuring his fans, the Garnets, that he loves them. This has caused fans to assume he had left the company.
Samuel debuted under the company on August 2, 2017, a month after his appearance on the survival show Produce 101 Season 2.