YG Entertainment has confirmed that Lee Hi will be leaving their agency after spending the first 8 years of her debut with them.
They have released a statement with the confirmation of the news, and expressed their continued support for her.
Hello, this is YG Entertainment.
After a long and careful discussion with Lee Hi, whose contracts is expiring, we have decided to go our separate paths and support each other in doing so.
Since she took the runner-up position in K-Pop Star Season 1 in 2011 and after signing with YG Entertainment in 2012, Lee Hi has grown into a “next generation female vocalist” with her signature vocal color and style.
We will always be thankful and cheer for Lee Hi, who built her own unrivaled space in YG Entertainment as an artist with us for the past 7 years.
Please continue to give your support to Lee Hi’s new path.
— YG Entertainment