The Reason Why 2NE1 Disbanded
Regarding the sudden disbandment of 2NE1, Yang Hyun Suk said, “When Gong Minzy moved to a different agency, I wanted to save 2NE1. What led to the decision to disband the group was the state of Park Bom’s mental health. After ‘the incident (Park Bom’s drug scandal),’ the criticisms we received were endless. But in addition to the stress and guilt from that, I’m sure Park Bom would have felt a strong determination to continue 2NE1. I told her, ‘2NE1 is important, but I wish for you to be healthy, both mentally and physically.’” Yang Hyun Suk said it may not be the end for 2NE1: “You never know what can happen; it’s possible they’ll get back together like S.E.S. It may not be as long of a break [as S.E.S], but I’m thinking there’ll be a day when the reunion will happen.”
The reasons behind the decision for disbanding came with Park Bom, CL, and Sandara Park’s contracts expiring. From YG Entertainment’s official statement on the issue, they revealed, “As of May 2016 we have signed solo artist contracts with CL and Sandara Park and Park Bom has not re-signed with YG.”
The company also seems to reveal that the fact Minzy had already left the group was a deciding factor in the disbandment. The statement reads, “As of May 2016, 2NE1’s exclusive contract with YG was over and seeing as Minzy was no longer able to continue with the group, YG, along with the members, have decided to officially disband 2NE1 after many discussions.”
Park Bom’s Instagram Live
After some time on hiatus, Pak Bom did an Instagram live and communicated with fans. The former member of 2NE1 was asked by a fan: “Are you well?” In response, Bom said that she is “staying strong” and that CL and Sandara Park have been taking good care of her. The reason why she started doing an Instagram live is to clear up the misunderstanding so far and because articles related to her are totally not true. Bom also said, “I am considering if I can do a reality program of mine for 24 hours, just like 2NE1 TV. Also, she confessed she really wants to come back and drop a new song.
Park Bom’s Instagram live: